What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?

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What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« on: April 09, 2021, 06:46:01 AM »
I love this record.

I chose The Troubles, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Cedarwood Road, Iris, & Raised by Wolves.

I actually think The Troubles is a legitimate contender for the best studio track U2 have released since 1997.
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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 07:35:57 AM »
I love the album. It is my joint fave u2 album, released this millenium. I voted for California, Iris, Ceaderwood Road, SLABT and The Troubles
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
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You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 07:39:47 AM »
Voted SLABT, Cedarwood, Iris, Troubles.

5th vote would be for TCB, which ranks at the top for me.
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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 07:47:21 AM »
I love this record.

I chose The Troubles, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Cedarwood Road, Iris, & Raised by Wolves.

I actually think The Troubles is a legitimate contender for the best studio track U2 have released since 1997.

SOI is the 4th best U2 album.  The sum is greater than the parts

California, Iris, Cedarwood Road, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Troubles

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 07:53:03 AM »
I love this record.

I chose The Troubles, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Cedarwood Road, Iris, & Raised by Wolves.

I actually think The Troubles is a legitimate contender for the best studio track U2 have released since 1997.

SOI is the 4th best U2 album.  The sum is greater than the parts


*4th equal alongside Zooropa.. ;)

1. Achtung Baby
2. Joshua Tree
3. POP
4. SOI/Zooropa
5. Unforgettable Fire

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 08:00:27 AM »


I chose The Troubles, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Cedarwood Road, Iris, & Raised by Wolves.


We are in complete agreement.

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 10:05:25 AM »
I love this record.

I chose The Troubles, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Cedarwood Road, Iris, & Raised by Wolves.

I actually think The Troubles is a legitimate contender for the best studio track U2 have released since 1997.

SOI is the 4th best U2 album.  The sum is greater than the parts

California, Iris, Cedarwood Road, Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, Troubles

TalkU2 forum history has been made - zero and I agree on something.

Volcano and the last 4. Best back half of any album U2 ever made, hands down. Cedarwood Road is one of their Top 10 ever for me, and The Troubles would be near or at the top of the next 10.
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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 10:07:22 AM »
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Cedarwood Road
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
The Troubles
Every Breaking Wave
Heavy horses, move the land under me

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2021, 11:05:04 AM »
California
Iris
Cedarwood Rd
Sleep like a baby Tonight
The Troubles

*The Crystal Ballroom is better than all of the above*
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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2021, 11:53:29 AM »
Absolute train wreck of an album. Aged U2 in a nutshell. Spineless music devoid of any melodies, inspiration, excitement or sonic nuances.

I hate it and don't like a single song. I have not listened to it for years.

Sorry, jut my opinion.
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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2021, 11:54:44 AM »
California
Iris
Cedarwood Rd
Sleep like a baby Tonight
The Troubles

*The Crystal Ballroom is better than all of the above*

Agreed!
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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2021, 12:01:50 PM »
Not my favorite nor least favorite, but certainly not even in the top 5 post '97.  (oh wait, there are only 5 post '97)  ;D

EBW
RBW
CR
SLABT
TT

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 01:24:47 PM »
California
Iris
Cedarwood Rd
Sleep like a baby Tonight
The Troubles



Same as me.  California is one of U2s most underrated songs.  Once it kicks into high gear it’s gold

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2021, 02:02:27 PM »
SLABT, The Troubles and Cedarwood Road.

The rest of it is among the worst the U2 discography has to offer.

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Re: What are the best 5 tracks from Songs of Innocence?
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2021, 04:24:56 PM »
Sleep Like a Baby Tonight, The Troubles, This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now, and Raised By Wolves. I can't pick a fifth because these are the only tracks off the album I enjoy.