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October 4th, 2005

Track-by-track comparisons: #10 @ 09:00 pm

canadanne:
I'm currently feelin: shocked shocked

OK, there's a surprise - One Tree Hill *isn't* winning yesterday's poll. I can't say I was particularly expecting anyone to vote for the live version of Pride, let alone the majority of people!  Isn't it enough that the studio version already won its poll the other day?!  It's close, though - only five votes between them at the moment - so it could still go either way. Meanwhile, Another Time, Another Place only got ONE measly vote?! :(  I knew I should have voted for that one....

Today's is the last poll before we lose War, TUF and Zooropa, but we'll be carrying on without them!

Poll #583158 Best track #10

What's the best track #10 on a U2 album?

The Electric Co
12(6.2%)
Scarlet
2(1.0%)
"40"
35(18.2%)
MLK
6(3.1%)
Exit
12(6.2%)
Angel Of Harlem
31(16.1%)
Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
43(22.4%)
The Wanderer
6(3.1%)
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
13(6.8%)
New York
15(7.8%)
Original Of The Species
17(8.9%)
I can't take much more of this. Again, aaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!
 
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From:canadanne
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)

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Fuck, this gets harder. MLK, Exit, Angel Of Harlem, Ultra Violet, Original Of The Species - how do you pick a favourite out of that lot?!

OK, I ruled out MLK and Exit because although they're utterly beautiful and kickarse respectively, there's not much *to* either of them. But god, the remaining three songs are all amazing and I couldn't see any reasonable way of ranking them.

I went for Ultra Violet in the end. Angel is enormous fun, and Original is incredibly sweet, but I think Ultra Violet's the one with the real burning passion. Mostly it's just me going for the Achtung Baby track again, though!
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From:arashi_soul
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that makes sense to me. I think I'll take the cop-out route and steal your answer. >_>
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From:offside
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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Guh, Exit. Then Ultraviolet.

But Exit, goodlord Exit. That song ...
From:rockthecasbah06
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC)
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I voted for Angel of Harlem. I love that song.
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From:be_merry06
Date:October 5th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
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YAY FOR ANGEL OF HARLEM! I LOVE IT TOO!
~N
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From:thanks4thefish
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
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People! "40". End of discussion!!

It's THE U2 song. Look down the left side of the page.
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From:zoostation
Date:October 4th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
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I SO AGREE!

I skipped "40" when I read it the first time around and said, wow, none of these are OMGWTF!Amazing. And then I saw "40".

That's it, playa!
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From:beuchi
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
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Ultraviolet!!! One of my fave songs of all the time :)
From:nonsvch
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
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i was stuck between "The Electric Co." and "Ultraviolet", so i voted for the former because i figured it would lose. =/
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From:rational_twists
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
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Uggghhhh... Angel, Original, Ultra Violet, or 40? I went for Angel because it strikes me really well at the moment, but that was still way too hard.

In a way I'm glad we lose 3 albums after today... this is stressful!!
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From:malaria
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Ultraviolet. I didn't even have to think about it. No other song compares, since it's my second-favorite U2 song of all time :)
From:dark_scale
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
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For me, this track is all about Ultra Violet, Electric Co., 40, and Exit (which totally ROCK) over If You Wear that Velvet Dress, New York, and Original of the Species (which...don't rock as much, IMO of course). The other songs kinda fall in the middle...nice solid U2, i suppose.
From:onebadkite
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
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0mg cholesterol! I voted for a treelubbin' track! I'm such an ABer, but the more I listen to Ultraviolet, the messier it sounds. I love the deep and dark Exit. I hate how I have to turn up my speakers/earbuds all the time... but oh that climax! This is one I wish they'd revisit live, as it's the most worn out chapter of my R&H DVD.
From:onebadkite
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
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PS - anyone who votes for Scarlet is on crack. ;-)
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From:arashi_soul
Date:October 4th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Oh, shit. Now this is hard.
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From:tinamachina
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
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I love Angel, UV and Electric Co., but I had to put in for New York. Yes, I'm biased. (Odds of the boys playing that this weekend?)
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From:screendoor3
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC)
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I think this was the hardest one. I chose "The Wanderer," but it could've easily went to "40," "MLK," or "Exit."
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From:bonoffee
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
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Too hard, so I used my 'get out of jail' card which is, vote for whatever's from AB, because I love it so. And it's probably the best choice really, if only for the 'Oh COME ON!' which is simply brilliant.

Honourable mention must go to Angel, which was one of the first U2 songs I loved and even before I had an album of theirs I'd stuck it on a mix tape (I found said mix tape a few weeks ago and was amazed!), and 40 for its message and Larry's drumming. Yay.
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From:rockingthemike
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Was really tough to choose between "New York" and "Original of the Species". They both are standout non-single tracks on their respective albums. "Original of the Species" squeaked by though and got my vote.

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