Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:05:48 PM »
On your marks....set....GO!

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 01:23:15 PM »
I absolutely love the bonus videos that come with the dvd...especially Vertigo...both Vertigo vids, actually.

One Step Closer is a wonderful song...I am very fond of most of the songs on this album.
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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 01:25:19 PM »
I really think SYCMIOYO is an amazing song.

I also think, as little love as it gets, Vertigo has a lot of energy and I like its tongue-in-cheek humor.

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 01:53:17 PM »
The songs don't have a tendency to hog fans' playlists.


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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 02:06:04 PM »
i like or love

Vertigo
COBL
SYCMIOYO
Yahweh
Fast Cars <this is prob my fav song from that era, if we arent counting WITS>

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 02:19:48 PM »
I like this album as well.
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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 02:43:16 PM »
CFYT is one of my favorite U2 songs, OSC is also up there. Almost every song on the album is better individually than the album is as a whole.
Or is it now?

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2020, 02:48:10 PM »
CFYT is one of my favorite U2 songs, OSC is also up there. Almost every song on the album is better individually than the album is as a whole.
Very well stated! The songs are good...they just don't really flow on the album at all. It's more a compilation of songs than a U2 album...if that makes any sense.
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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2020, 03:08:59 PM »
"freedom has a scent like the top of a newborn baby's head" may be one of the greatest lines ever written

vertigo is a great single, didn't realize the song was humorous but it really was a top hit

original of the species is a nice tune, sounds a bit like the beatles to me for some reason

one step closer is a good song to ponder the meaning of life

love and pizza, was this the first time u2 tried to sound like led zepplin? i think it works here though

fast cars has an exotic vibe to it

a man and a woman, is it more wild honey or in a little while? a good rolling song, might be the best on the album
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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2020, 03:31:45 PM »
It won 9 Grammy Awards.
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2020, 03:35:45 PM »
It won 9 Grammy Awards.

This is the say GOOD things thread.....

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2020, 03:47:22 PM »
Well I didn't mean Vertigo was a work of comedy, just little winks in there like "at least they know," the "uno dos tres catorce," and I enjoy the 16 "yeah"s in a row because I think it was purposefully humorous.

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2020, 04:08:56 PM »
It won 9 Grammy Awards.

This is the say GOOD things thread.....

They're evidence that it is one of their very best albums.


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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2020, 04:45:19 PM »
It sold 10 millions copies.
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Say only good things about: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2020, 05:06:18 PM »
Proof that sometimes being a total shambles can be fun. As someone else pointed out, it doesn't hold together as an album at all, but that isn't that big of a failing in this case. I still listen to it fairly regularly, at least by my standards.