Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES

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Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:37:58 AM »
The song perfectly encapsulates post-2000 U2 in my mind. Its a Yin and a Yang of velvety textures in the verse only to be soiled by utter laziness in other parts of the song.  The video was cool tho.

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2018, 09:42:29 AM »
8. It's a song that is sometimes a 10 for me. At the moment a 6 or 7, because I'm not going to listen to it. Interesting song
See through in the sunlight

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 09:48:00 AM »
7

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 03:01:40 PM »
8- i actually really like this song (and video).  not sure why it doesn't get more love.

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 03:35:11 PM »
Forgettable

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 03:43:16 PM »
I think riffy is right - this song is a 7.

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 03:47:38 PM »
I think riffy is right - this song is a 7.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 05:23:51 PM »
It's kind of middle of the road for me

6.5

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 08:31:44 PM »
7. Cheesy and schmaltzy, yes, but I love the message, guitar, and video.

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 08:23:00 AM »
8.

Some lyrics make me cringe - ("Did everything but murder you and I", the way Bono sings the word "rhap-SO-dise) and some I love.

Loved the first video. If MTV had still been a real music station, it would've received airtime. Instead, people who were already fans saw it and nobody else paid attention. 

One of the last times that a U2 song felt effortless/unforced, IMO.


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: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 08:49:04 AM »
5. Eh.
My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2018, 02:37:30 AM »
Video is great, and I like this song quite a bit, actually.  8
There's a bible verse,
says the last one shall be first.
Well, if that verse is true,
there's hope for me and you.
-Kevin Kerby

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 06:54:41 PM »
8. Such an underrated song. And that beat takes skills.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: Rate a song: WINDOW IN THE SKIES
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 11:21:25 PM »
6 - okay song, but there's others I like more. But I LOVE the video, 10 for it.
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