Miracle Drug

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Zoo adam

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Miracle Drug
« on: November 28, 2020, 04:26:28 AM »
Similar to 'No Line on the Horizon' (the song), not much is said about this.

Following up lead single Vertigo on Bomb, it seemed like a probable second single. U2 playing it live on popular music programme CDUK. However wasn't released as a single at all & is barely mentioned.
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 06:02:13 AM »
I think it's a very good song. And, I was lucky enough to see it played live, which just confirmed my feelings.
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 09:01:15 AM »
On the scale of 1 to 10, id say MD is around the 6.5 mark, for me. Its nowhere near the best u2 song ever, nowhere near the worst u2 song ever.
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

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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 09:11:02 AM »
Yeah, it's certainly not a classic, but it's very good. Very touching...gives one hope.
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 10:41:17 AM »
I voted for "quite good"

At first listen you get the classic u2 vibe and the percolating sense of hopeful urgency building throughout the song.

It does however contain this notorious line:

"Freedom has a scent
Like the top of a newborn baby's head"


For those paying attention, this was your early warning, a clear sign of panic that there might be a crack in the hull of the songwriting vessel.

Aside from that i still consider it a 7
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 10:44:52 AM »
Folks seem to agree this isn't a bad song but I've never managed to hear anything more than yet another bit of filler on a filler album.

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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 11:09:06 AM »
It's not Zoo Station. It's 80's/noughties U2 by numbers. But nobody does that better than them.

Good to hear Edges voice for a bit.

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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2020, 11:36:15 AM »
It's not Zoo Station. It's 80's/noughties U2 by numbers. But nobody does that better than them.

Good to hear Edges voice for a bit.
Beneath the noise, below the din...
just lovely
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2020, 12:53:43 PM »
Quite good bordering on very good.  It was good live and I like the brief vocals from The Edge.
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 02:59:36 PM »
Don't like it. The build-up to the yelpy chorus is pretentious, and the song is rather lifeless as a whole.

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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 06:47:25 PM »
Somewhere between very and quite; I rounded up for my vote.

I wish U2 had done more songs with Bono and Edge swapping lead vocals. Oh, well, there's still time.

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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 07:29:33 PM »
A top 50 song. Definitely a very good one. I really like it, and always have.
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 11:24:09 PM »
Just above average for me. U2 by the numbers.
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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2020, 09:35:02 AM »
do not like. lazy mor album filler.

and for what it's worth Mercy is basically the same too me. i've always seen Mercy as an MD 2.0

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Re: Miracle Drug
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2020, 11:47:04 AM »
I liked it when I first heard it, but it quickly went downhill for me
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