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The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides
The Best Of 1990-2000 & B-Sides
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3.0 out of 5 stars A notable summation of the last decade, Nov. 15 2002
Track-by-track commentary:
1. Even Better Than the Real Thing - the album starts with a groovy little number that still holds up today 5
2. Mysterious Ways - groovy tune that, well, I don't know, has something to do with sex 4
3. Beautiful Day - no comment. you've probably heard this song a million times, and a million times is not enough 5
4. Electrical Storm - Bono compares the state of the world to a fighting couple. 4
5. One. No comment. Wonderful. 5
6. Miss Sarajevo - this was "Passengers",not U2. I don't like that opera dude too much either. 3
7. Stay. Some of Bono's most disturbing-imagery lyrics: "Just the bang and the clatter as an angel hits the ground." 4
8. Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Of - uplifting song that tells you to cheer up, and put the gun away. 4
9. Gone - this new mix starts off beat. It's weird, and this "new mix" has also deprived the original of it's POP flavor. If you're going to deprive songs of their 90s experimentation, don't put them on the album. Yet I will admit I like this mix too. 3
10. Until the End of the World - aggresive duel between Bono's voice and Edge's guitar was possibly written during the frustrations of the Berlin period. Also great lyrics about Jesus and Judus 4
11. The Hand That Built America - good song that I don't think belongs on a greatest hits CD for a specific period ... 2
12. Discotheque. New mix also deprives listener from POP experimentation 3
13. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me - Bono, (or MacPhisto) sums up the life of a rock star in 5 minutes flat. 5
14. Staring at the Sun - well I just don't like this mix. Period. 2
15. Numb - these guys are determined on tweaking with these songs for this release like a deranged George Lucas . Still good. 4
16. First Time - really great song the first time I heard it. 2
Average:3.5
B-Sides
1. Lady w/ spinning Head. 5
2. Dirty Day (Junk Day) 4
3. Summer Rain 4
4. Electrical Storm 3
5. North and South of the River 3
6. Your Blue Room 3
7. Happiness is a warm gun 3
8. Salome Zooromancer 2
9. Even Better Than the Real thing Perfecto 2
10. Numb (Gimme Some Dignity) 2
11. Mysterious Ways Solar Plexus 4
12. If God Will Send His Angels Big Yam 3
13. Lemon (Jeep Mix) 4
14. Discoteque hexidecimal 3

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