How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)

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It's far among my favorites albums. But I still think it's a good album. No, not a good album, but it contains some pretty good songs and tunes.

You can vote three songs which you think is the best. If you find no song good, vote your three least bad songs.

Although Fast Cars is a good song, it's not really on the album, sorry about that. Speak out your appreciation below  :D

I think the result can be very interesting since the opinions differ very much (and I can't remember a poll for this album).

Since this is a '(kind of) Appreciation Thread' you can also state your least favorite track.
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 05:39:18 AM »
The three singles are the best songs on this one.


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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 05:42:54 AM »
I went for:

All Because Of You;
Crumbs From Your Table;
Original of the Species.

The melody is great in all these three songs. And I like Edges (it's Edge, right?) lower vocals.
Who is saying what in The Species at the 32 seconds mark?

My least favorite is Blinding Lights. Live it's OK, but I just dislike the song.
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 05:44:15 AM »
The three singles are the best songs on this one.
Weren't All Because Of You and Original of the Species singles, too?
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 05:47:28 AM »
The three singles are the best songs on this one.
Weren't All Because Of You and Original of the Species singles, too?

Maybe yeah but I meant the three big hits.


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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2017, 07:09:56 AM »
SYCMOYO, COBL, ABOY, OSC.
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2017, 07:44:53 AM »
I voted for Vertigo, Miracle Drug and Crumbs...

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2017, 10:01:28 AM »
Call me crazy, but I actually had a hard time narrowing it to three!
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2017, 10:12:07 AM »
Call me crazy, but I actually had a hard time narrowing it to three!
What was you choice, Crazy?
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2017, 10:15:38 AM »

SYCMIOYO
COBL
OOTS

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2017, 10:44:55 AM »
Call me crazy, but I actually had a hard time narrowing it to three!
What was you choice, Crazy?
I voted for SYCMIOYO MD and COBL, but, I also could have voted for Vertigo, OOTS, Love and Peace and Yaweh.
My perception of this album could be colored by my tour experiences, which were fantastic. Or maybe I just like it  :o
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How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 11:00:58 AM »
Given that the splinter faction that started this forum tended to not be 0000s fans Iíd say there isnít much love for HTDAAB here but I actually think bono summed it up well with the comment that the whole is less than the sum of its parts - Vertigo is a weaker version of Native Son - one of my favorite U2 belters. I like Xanax and wine - Original of the species and Yahweh. I also like sometimes ..... but the rest is pretty meh to me. The outtakes are better than the album and I think some should have been developed.
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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 11:03:59 AM »
Iíve always been a big fan of this album. Itís not in the same league as anything that came before it with the exception of ATYCLB, but itís a solid rocker IMO.

Yahweh, Miracle Drug, Vertigo.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 11:17:24 AM »
City, Crumbs, Sometimes, in that order.

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Re: How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (kind of) Appreciation Thread (+ poll!!)
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2017, 11:44:47 AM »
I really like this album although i despise the i pad single. SYCMIOYO is a modern classic.  COBL i used to like but the band's love for France tends to annoy me and the song has soured a bit.  Always liked  OSC and OOTS.