Rate a song: MIAMI

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Rate a song: MIAMI
« on: February 22, 2018, 06:19:47 AM »
This song gets a lot of grief, and I agree when the grief is aimed  at the "my mammy" lyric.
But, I do think it's a fun song, with some pretty funny and factual lyrics about the town.
I never skip it...having said that, I'm only giving it a 5.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 06:31:21 AM »
Sad to say, for me this is one of my most-skipped tracks. I'm throwing it a 1.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 06:38:51 AM »
7. I like the song, but it's not a good song. It's intented to be boring, but it doesn't work for me like Numb did
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 07:28:29 AM »
8.

Dripping in irony - a fucking boss beat.

Also contains one of my favourite passages in a u2 song... this section the peak of which sees edge explode into life...

I bought two new suits
Miami
Pink and blue
Miami
I took a picture of you
My mammy
Getting hot in a photo booth
Miami.

I said you looked like a madonna.
You said maybe.
You said I wanna have your baby, baby.
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn't be a problem
We could make something beautiful
Something that wouldn't be a problem
Least not in Miami.

You know, some places are like your auntie
But there's no place like Miami
My mammy
Miami
My mammy.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 07:29:03 AM »
I rated it a 9/10, but in reality, it would be 8.5/10 because:

Studio version: 8/10.
Live version: 9/10 (Leeds 1997 is my favourite).

A very unique track.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 07:47:34 AM »
8.

The groove needs a real chorus. Lyrics need tightening. Who's that guitarist? Maybe he can replace the session player on SoE (that never gets old for me).
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 08:31:37 AM »
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F'ing handicam. At the time I thought this was the nadir of U2...little did I know there was more to come.
Hold on, people! The man's talking about waste management. That affects the whole damn planet.

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Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 10:14:37 AM »
Great song. Heavy and ferocious live tune.

They went to the extreme with Mofo and this one.

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« Last Edit: February 22, 2018, 10:16:30 AM by DoYouFeelLoved »

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 10:15:22 AM »
Who's that guitarist? Maybe he can replace the session player on SoE (that never gets old for me).
That makes two of us ;)

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 05:12:10 PM »
3- the band needs to stop making songs about cities

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 05:16:56 PM »
3- the band needs to stop making songs about cities
Jup, true
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 08:23:51 PM »
6. It took me a long time to warm up to this one. It's definitely not one of their best, but it's got a fun groove that I enjoy once in a while - especially in the "make something beautiful" part.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 01:10:33 AM »
9/10

Criminally overlooked. Miami is of U2's most ferocious and swaggery songs... but sadly one of its last.

It's a great example of Bono writing something that seems carefree and "natural" without compromising quality. A flawless critique of American culture.

As for the rest of the band, the music shares that same lackadaisical feeling. The processed drum-loop that opens the song sounds totally unhinged and is later met with Larry's simple but damn satisfying part. As with the entirety of Pop, Adam dominates. Edge's soporific solo is the perfect finisher for the puzzle.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2018, 10:48:20 PM »
Ballsy song. 8.

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Re: Rate a song: MIAMI
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2020, 07:21:49 PM »
Couldn't stand this song when I first started listening to Pop. Couldn't believe they'd sunk that low. Then someone somewhere mentioned that it was great live, so I went and watched a video ... and dang, they were right. Flipped me right around and now I thoroughly enjoy it. 8.

Probably didn't help that I lived in Florida for three years and despised the place. Sorry, Floridians. :)
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