UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated

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UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« on: April 07, 2024, 12:41:27 PM »
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2024, 01:10:21 PM »
I STILL dont understand what underrated means. How the hell am I meant to know, much less give a flying fuck, what other people think about u2 songs?
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2024, 01:28:34 PM »
Thank you for weighing in.

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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2024, 01:34:07 PM »
I STILL dont understand what underrated means. How the hell am I meant to know, much less give a flying fuck, what other people think about u2 songs?

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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2024, 01:58:30 PM »
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2024, 03:14:56 PM »
Electric Co.

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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2024, 11:10:19 AM »
Id like to see some data to back up these claims. Its one thing to like, or dislike a song. Its quite another to make an assessment of how others consume, and ultimately judge music.
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2024, 11:34:19 AM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2024, 11:48:17 AM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

Next time I write a social science paper, Ill be sure to include, I have come to this conclusion because its what I think and offer no evidence whatsoever ::)
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2024, 11:54:18 AM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

Next time I write a social science paper, Ill be sure to include, I have come to this conclusion because its what I think and offer no evidence whatsoever ::)

We are just asking for an  opinion  here, not scientific proof.

Anyways, Moving on. Voted Electric Co. myself.

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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2024, 11:58:33 AM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

Next time I write a social science paper, Ill be sure to include, I have come to this conclusion because its what I think and offer no evidence whatsoever ::)

We are just asking for an opinion here, not scientific proof.

Anyways, Moving on. Voted Electric Co. myself.

And I have expressed my opinion, Martin, both by challenging the fundamental assumption of the question, and by not voting.
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2024, 12:09:02 PM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

Next time I write a social science paper, Ill be sure to include, I have come to this conclusion because its what I think and offer no evidence whatsoever ::)

We are just asking for an opinion here, not scientific proof.

Anyways, Moving on. Voted Electric Co. myself.

And I have expressed my opinion, Martin, both by challenging the fundamental assumption of the question, and by not voting.

Entirely your right. Bravo.
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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2024, 12:17:46 PM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

Next time I write a social science paper, Ill be sure to include, I have come to this conclusion because its what I think and offer no evidence whatsoever ::)

Since my claim is that I hold a particular subjective opinion, my source and underlying data are not only adequate, but in fact the only source and data that would hold up to scrutiny.

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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2024, 12:44:26 PM »
I claim that I consider The Electric Co to be the most underrated song on UABRS.

Source: Me.

Underlying data: I think it.

Next time I write a social science paper, Ill be sure to include, I have come to this conclusion because its what I think and offer no evidence whatsoever ::)

Since my claim is that I hold a particular subjective opinion, my source and underlying data are not only adequate, but in fact the only source and data that would hold up to scrutiny.

Correct.

However, again, that is quite at odds with the fundamental assumption of the question. UABRS has sold nearly 6,000,000 copies. I dont know 6 people who own it, let alone 6 million. In fact, apart from me and a load of fellow lunatics on a dodgy u2 forum, I cant imagine anyone I know has given it a second thought since its release in 1983.

Viewed this way, how the hell can I - or indeed you - have any kind of opinion, subjective or otherwise, on how others rate the songs.

It. Makes. No. Sense.

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Re: UABRS UNDERRATED: Best, Worst, Underrated
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2024, 01:01:29 PM »
I actually struggle with the concept of choosing a Best or Favorite. Most people find the question straightforward. I do not.

For example, for me the song on an album that I consider to be objectively the best is rarely the same as the one I consider subjectively my favorite.

Furthermore, my subjective favorite is difficult to define. The one I would be most excited if it just came up on shuffle, maybe? But that depends on factors like how long its been since I last heard it, and what mood Im in at the moment.

If I were to rank all songs on a given album, and did it five different times, youd have five different lists. There would be themes, some songs consistently in the top three, maybe. And likely the same song rated last.

But Ive learned to not worry about it and I just give whatever answer seems right at the time. Nobody cares what I vote for. Its just fun.

I dont know what song is underrated. I just pick the song that I think gets less attention or maybe gets unfairly shit on.

Two Hearts fit that for me, not shit on but not really held up as a strong song. Its not that strong of a song, really, but the lyrics of one verse resonate nicely for me, so it got my vote.

Its fun because well recognize songs that never win Best.