Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD

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Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« on: February 28, 2018, 06:59:48 AM »
Not a fav of mine. 4

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 08:16:59 AM »
This and Kite are my go-tos from ATYCLB. Love the guitar solo on this tune. Very atmospheric Edge. 8.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 08:20:28 AM »
7. I don't listen to it much -- because it's pretty boring -- but when I do I pay close attention. Heartfelt 'I can't wait any longer'-part. Makes my heart cry out to anything.

I place it next to Love Is Bigger. "I know the rage in you is strong" a kind of connects to it
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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 10:07:02 AM »
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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 10:11:48 AM »
5.   Pretay pretay boring

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
7

I think it's brilliant lyrically but not nearly as interesting musically.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 03:09:31 PM »
A song I very much like - its full of the musical energy and optimism that permeates all U2's best material.  Love the effects-laden guitar work from Edge.  A lovely production, I'm giving this one a solid 8.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 04:26:59 PM »
5- nothing special.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 07:42:46 PM »
A song I very much like - its full of the musical energy and optimism that permeates all U2's best material.  Love the effects-laden guitar work from Edge.  A lovely production, I'm giving this one a solid 8.

Energy?

Optimism?

Not that i particularly think these things are great traits of u2 songs I am literally stunned that you have pegged this song as a beacon of both.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 08:10:11 PM »
A song I very much like - its full of the musical energy and optimism that permeates all U2's best material.  Love the effects-laden guitar work from Edge.  A lovely production, I'm giving this one a solid 8.

Energy?

Optimism?

Not that i particularly think these things are great traits of u2 songs I am literally stunned that you have pegged this song as a beacon of both.

Of course lyrically the song is about doubt and failure, but the music is a cathartic rush relaying a restless energy and a sense of elusive beauty - there is a sense of life in that, contrasted with the dour looking down the gutter defeatism of WUDM.  I prefer the U2 songs that shout at the darkness to squeeze out sparks of light - to paraphrase one of your favourite lyrics.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 09:02:15 PM »
3/10

Super boring and tedious.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 03:41:17 PM »
8. One of the better tracks on an album I don't much care for.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 07:11:06 PM »
Always loved it. Edge’s guitar work is sublime. The minimalistic solo is heart-breaking.

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Re: Rate a song: WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2018, 08:19:45 PM »
2. I think I've listened to it twice.

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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 09:07:28 PM »
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