U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon

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U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« on: January 25, 2020, 06:41:38 PM »
In this final week there will be two sets of matches with each album playing twice.

The current league positions after 11 matches played.

1. Achtung Baby (33) 11/0/0 (+209)
2. The Joshua Tree (33) 11/0/0 (+174)
3. Zooropa (27) 9/2/0 (+95)
4. The Unforgettable Fire (24) 8/3/0 (+100)
5. Pop (21) 7/4/0 (+78)
6. Boy (19) 6/4/1 (-12)
7. Rattle and Hum (15) 4/4/3 (-39)
8. Songs of Innocence (15) 5/6/0 (-44)
9. War (14) 4/5/2 (-30)
10. No Line on the Horizon (11) 3/6/2 (-46)
11. Songs of Experience (6) 2/9/0 (-111)
12. All That You Can't Leave Behind (6) 2/9/0 (-121)
13. October (3) 1/10/0 (-109)
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (0) 0/11/0 (-139)

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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 08:21:36 PM »
No Line
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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 12:21:22 PM »
Oh come on- No Line is horrible.  This shouldn't even be close.

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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 02:50:48 PM »
HTDAAB is easily U2s worst album and no line is their best 21st century effort - like every 21st century album it breaks down in the middle with radio friendly crapola but at least it has a great beginning and a great ending as well as their best outtakes of the 21st century

Iíve always thought it was their worst edited record. The right lineup would have been:

1. Soon
2. Return of stingray guitar
3. No line on the horizon
4. Magnificent (alt edition)
5. Unknown caller
6. Winter
7. Fez / being born
8. Breathe (alternative version)
9. Moment of surrender
10. White as snow
11. Cedars of Lebanon
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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 02:57:19 PM »
HTDAAB is easily U2s worst album and no line is their best 21st century effort - like every 21st century album it breaks down in the middle with radio friendly crapola but at least it has a great beginning and a great ending as well as their best outtakes of the 21st century

Iíve always thought it was their worst edited record. The right lineup would have been:

1. Soon
2. Return of stingray guitar
3. No line on the horizon
4. Magnificent (alt edition)
5. Unknown caller
6. Winter
7. Fez / being born
8. Breathe (alternative version)
9. Moment of surrender
10. White as snow
11. Cedars of Lebanon
You forgot Stand Up Comedy  ;D
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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 03:00:11 PM »
NLOTH only has 3 horrible songs.

HTDAAB has more than I have fingers to count.



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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2020, 03:03:34 PM »
No Line has a decent opener and Bomb has 7 good tracks, one great track, two forgettable ones and then the atrocity that was the i Pad commercial.

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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2020, 03:05:02 PM »
HTDAAB is easily U2s worst album and no line is their best 21st century effort - like every 21st century album it breaks down in the middle with radio friendly crapola but at least it has a great beginning and a great ending as well as their best outtakes of the 21st century

Iíve always thought it was their worst edited record. The right lineup would have been:

1. Soon
2. Return of stingray guitar
3. No line on the horizon
4. Magnificent (alt edition)
5. Unknown caller
6. Winter
7. Fez / being born
8. Breathe (alternative version)
9. Moment of surrender
10. White as snow
11. Cedars of Lebanon
You forgot Stand Up Comedy  ;D

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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2020, 03:06:26 PM »
No Line has a decent opener and Bomb has 7 good tracks, one great track, two forgettable ones and then the atrocity that was the i Pad commercial.
Seven? Vertigo, COBL, sometimes - thatís three
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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2020, 03:08:49 PM »
No Line has a decent opener and Bomb has 7 good tracks, one great track, two forgettable ones and then the atrocity that was the i Pad commercial.
Seven? Vertigo, COBL, sometimes - thatís three
Vertigo isn't one of them.

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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2020, 03:56:36 PM »
Unknown Caller has to follow Moment of Surrender.

My assessment of Bomb:

SYCMIOYO - holy shit
Vertigo - yeah
COBL - okay
The rest - staring at a wall would be better

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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2020, 12:13:49 AM »
HTDAAB is easily U2s worst album and no line is their best 21st century effort - like every 21st century album it breaks down in the middle with radio friendly crapola but at least it has a great beginning and a great ending as well as their best outtakes of the 21st century

Iíve always thought it was their worst edited record. The right lineup would have been:

1. Soon
2. Return of stingray guitar
3. No line on the horizon
4. Magnificent (alt edition)
5. Unknown caller
6. Winter
7. Fez / being born
8. Breathe (alternative version)
9. Moment of surrender
10. White as snow
11. Cedars of Lebanon

Not sure about Stingray there, but thatís a great line up. And I think Boots Fish out of Water remix would fit in nicely.
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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2020, 01:04:01 PM »
As the results stand, these are the final U2 album league positions.

1. Achtung Baby
2. The Joshua Tree
3. Zooropa
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Pop
6. Boy
7. Rattle and Hum
8. War
9. Songs of Innocence 
10. No Line on the Horizon
11. All That You Can't Leave Behind
12. Songs of Experience
13. October
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Being objective, the top five are about right, although I expected TUF to have beaten Zooropa in their match to have finished third.  I think Boy is a little too high and NLOTH too low, but other than that we got it just about right.


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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 02:44:09 PM »
As the results stand, these are the final U2 album league positions.

1. Achtung Baby
2. The Joshua Tree
3. Zooropa
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Pop
6. Boy
7. Rattle and Hum
8. War
9. Songs of Innocence 
10. No Line on the Horizon
11. All That You Can't Leave Behind
12. Songs of Experience
13. October
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Being objective, the top five are about right, although I expected TUF to have beaten Zooropa in their match to have finished third.  I think Boy is a little too high and NLOTH too low, but other than that we got it just about right.

Top 4 and bottom 4 are logical. Where itís all wrong is from 5 to 10. 

But I expected this from the crowd here.  :P
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Re: U2 Album League - Final Week: HTDAAB vs No Line on the Horizon
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2020, 02:49:11 PM »
As the results stand, these are the final U2 album league positions.

1. Achtung Baby
2. The Joshua Tree
3. Zooropa
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Pop
6. Boy
7. Rattle and Hum
8. War
9. Songs of Innocence 
10. No Line on the Horizon
11. All That You Can't Leave Behind
12. Songs of Experience
13. October
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Being objective, the top five are about right, although I expected TUF to have beaten Zooropa in their match to have finished third.  I think Boy is a little too high and NLOTH too low, but other than that we got it just about right.

Top 4 and bottom 4 are logical. Where itís all wrong is from 5 to 10. 

But I expected this from the crowd here.  :P

Pop's definitely in a different league to the albums below it.  Even though NLOTH drew with War, I think No Line should be in 6th place.