U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB

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U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:12:34 AM »
This week there will be two sets of matches with each album playing twice.

The current league after 9 matches played.

1. Achtung Baby (27) 9/0/0 (+171)
2. The Joshua Tree (27) 9/0/0 (+149)
3. Zooropa (21) 7/2/0 (+67)
4. The Unforgettable Fire (18) 6/3/0 (+72)
5. Pop (18) 6/3/0 (+67)
6. Boy (16) 5/3/1 (-10)
7. Songs of Innocence (12) 4/5/0 (-46)
8. War (11) 3/4/2 (-24)
9. Rattle and Hum (11) 3/4/2 (-50)
10. No Line on the Horizon (10) 3/5/1 (-31)
11. Songs of Experience (6) 2/6/0 (-81)
12. All That You Can't Leave Behind (6) 2/7/0 (-97)
13. October (3) 1/8/0 (-70)
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (0) 0/9/0 (-112)

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 12:30:50 PM »
Bomb- easily

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 04:48:58 PM »
HTDAAB
Or is it now?

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 05:02:01 PM »
Bomb- easily

the poll results would suggest otherwise..

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 06:15:24 PM »
Bomb- easily

the poll results would suggest otherwise..
I'm confused on the results but for me it is an easy choice.  Take Elevation off of Bomb and it's a classic album.  SOI has three good songs.

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 06:33:18 PM »
Bomb- easily

the poll results would suggest otherwise..
I'm confused on the results but for me it is an easy choice.  Take Elevation off of Bomb and it's a classic album.  SOI has three good songs.

Bomb is bad but fucking hell you've just managed to make it worse by adding that!!

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 06:43:59 PM »
Elevation isn't on Bomb.

And imho SOI has only a couple of weak songs. Maybe 3. The rest are solid to me.

For me, Bomb has one winner, one pretty good, one okay, and the rest is trash.

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 06:56:24 PM »
Elevation isn't on Bomb.

And imho SOI has only a couple of weak songs. Maybe 3. The rest are solid to me.

For me, Bomb has one winner, one pretty good, one okay, and the rest is trash.

Bomb is there worst album by a country mile.
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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 07:08:46 PM »
Yup.

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 12:24:48 AM »
I only like HTDAAB better because of CFYT and OSC. SOI is moving up in my rankings, only third lowest for me now. I'm coming to the conclusion that while I don't love HTDAAB, SOI, and ATYCLB, the only album that I really could do without is SOE (even that has great songs on it).
Or is it now?

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 11:37:03 AM »
Elevation isn't on Bomb.

And imho SOI has only a couple of weak songs. Maybe 3. The rest are solid to me.

For me, Bomb has one winner, one pretty good, one okay, and the rest is trash.
Sorry, I'm confusing their songs that were hits but were actually shite.  Vertigo.  I meant Vertigo.  Take Vertigo off of Bomb and it is a classic album.

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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2020, 09:01:50 PM »
Ugh. A contest between U2's two worst records.
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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2020, 08:48:41 AM »
Ugh. A contest between U2's two worst records.
SOI is probably my 4th favorite U2 album


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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2020, 05:54:57 PM »
Ugh. A contest between U2's two worst records.
SOI is probably my 4th favorite U2 album


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I completely agree, it's easily one of their best albums and it's not even comparable with the tragic mess that is HTDAAB..
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Re: U2 Album League - Week 10: Songs of Innocence vs HTDAAB
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2020, 08:47:49 AM »
SoI wins the round (for me)
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world