Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated

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laoghaire

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Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« on: March 17, 2024, 10:05:34 PM »
Think long. Think hard. Decide whatís the VERY WORST of Boy.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2024, 10:26:01 PM »
I hate to say it but I Will Follow is the least interesting song here. I'm going with IWF, but I really like every song on this album (and really from all of their first four albums).
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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2024, 10:39:51 PM »
Larry is going to start making fanart and edits of you.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2024, 03:58:25 AM »
Shadows and tall trees, by far.

All the songs on Boy benefit a lot from Steve Lillywhite Ďs input, if you compare them to early demos or early live versions.

Except this one. I donít hate it but I donít think itís at the same level.
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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2024, 04:23:19 AM »
IWF - everything about that song is uninteresting
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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2024, 05:02:26 AM »
Went with Shadows and Tall Trees as I find it boring. Was close to voting for I Will Follow for the same reason. I like the rest of the album a lot.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2024, 12:10:44 PM »
I actually kind of like SATT. I get what people are saying about it, but I do find something I like in it.

My two skippers on this album are IWF and The Ocean. The Ocean is a creative tune, but itís a weak spot. IWF is overrated by far (not in this crowd) but it was enough to ne a live staple, so I voted The Ocean.

I think itís kind of funny that Iíve heard The Ocean performed live. Which would have been fine if Bono had shut the fuck up during it.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2024, 01:14:29 PM »
A Day Without Me

Sounds out of place.   U2 trying to be someone else

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2024, 01:26:41 PM »
A Day Without Me has always been and will always be the worst kind of garbage.
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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2024, 02:35:56 PM »
I actually kind of like SATT. I get what people are saying about it, but I do find something I like in it.

My two skippers on this album are IWF and The Ocean.

Yeah the "Do you feel in me anything redeeming" part is what saves SATT for me. I voted The Ocean, even though I've always enjoyed it live. The studio version isn't great, however.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2024, 02:36:41 PM »
A Day Without Me has always been and will always be the worst kind of garbage.

Yeah the studio version is corny, but it's great live. The Red Rocks performance is epic.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2024, 02:37:52 PM »
SATTís is great. A subtle take unlike clumsy stadium friendly nonsense like IWF or, indeed, Pride.
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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2024, 03:21:58 PM »
I actually kind of like SATT. I get what people are saying about it, but I do find something I like in it.

My two skippers on this album are IWF and The Ocean.

Yeah the "Do you feel in me anything redeeming" part is what saves SATT for me. I voted The Ocean, even though I've always enjoyed it live. The studio version isn't great, however.

Yeah, that line is indeed the heart of it, and it really resonates.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2024, 03:57:03 PM »
IWF is a bit one dimensional and primitive. Not got the invention of the other songs.

Maybe that it why it was lead single. Basic & could become an anthem for them. In a way it has become an anthem & is sometimes played live.

It changes direction a bit half way through. But not enough to totally save it.

Don't hate it but voted for it.

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Re: Boy / Worst: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2024, 03:59:21 PM »
Always liked Shadows as much as the others. So surprised.