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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2012, 05:20:01 AM »
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This isnt a thread Ive ever posted on but having just come back from a beautiful autumnul countryside walk with NLOTH on my ipod Ive had a new and refershed like to this album as a whole, start to finish. Who'd have thought eh?

NLOTH is definitely a more suitable soundtrack to an autumnal walk than, say, Pop or Zooropa.  I can just imagine running through the fallen leaves in a park listening to Breathe.

In fact, you've given me an idea as it's a lovely sunny autumnal day today. :)

Yep it is here too (cheshire, uk) - tress, leaves, colours etc all add to, say, UC or Breather

I live near to you.

Did passers-by look at you queerly when you started chanting along to UC? :D


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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2012, 06:46:20 PM »
Nature really helps one appreciate NLOTH, I think. That awesome day in Rhode Island when it rained and I was on the beach listening to NLOTH... Good memories. :)

Walking through a park also sounds like fun.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2012, 09:37:38 AM »
Sick kids doesn't usually make me appreciate things but kids are now playing NLOTH and I am definitely appreciating! 
(or maybe I am trying to rewind and replay?  ;D)

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2012, 03:14:56 PM »
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This isnt a thread Ive ever posted on but having just come back from a beautiful autumnul countryside walk with NLOTH on my ipod Ive had a new and refershed like to this album as a whole, start to finish. Who'd have thought eh?

NLOTH is definitely a more suitable soundtrack to an autumnal walk than, say, Pop or Zooropa.  I can just imagine running through the fallen leaves in a park listening to Breathe.

In fact, you've given me an idea as it's a lovely sunny autumnal day today. :)

Yep it is here too (cheshire, uk) - tress, leaves, colours etc all add to, say, UC or Breather

I live near to you.

Did passers-by look at you queerly when you started chanting along to UC? :D



I'm guessing he did not notice the passers-by, and they did not notice him.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2012, 05:21:20 PM »
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This isnt a thread Ive ever posted on but having just come back from a beautiful autumnul countryside walk with NLOTH on my ipod Ive had a new and refershed like to this album as a whole, start to finish. Who'd have thought eh?

NLOTH is definitely a more suitable soundtrack to an autumnal walk than, say, Pop or Zooropa.  I can just imagine running through the fallen leaves in a park listening to Breathe.

In fact, you've given me an idea as it's a lovely sunny autumnal day today. :)

Yep it is here too (cheshire, uk) - tress, leaves, colours etc all add to, say, UC or Breather

I live near to you.

Did passers-by look at you queerly when you started chanting along to UC? :D



I'm guessing he did not notice the passers-by, and they did not notice him.

Was it 3:33 pm at the time?

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2012, 03:53:03 PM »
 ::) Again, NLOTH without Fez and Get on your boots and with different arrangements for the title song would almost be a great album. I expected much more and after a wonderful work done on HTDAAT (the only track I didn't like in this album was One Step Closer). I became sad and frustrated with the weird NLOTH features. I wanted more than a couple of good tunes, that are Magnificent and I'll Go Crazy.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2012, 07:09:53 PM »
For me I never got the songs Cedars and White as Snow especially Cedars. Its not really a song more like listening to Bono talking to a little backround noise. Its interesting for one listen but then I haven't listened to it since

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2012, 04:26:09 AM »
Listening to this album right now. I love it...

Our chorus is singing Oh Come Emmanuel for our concert and I keep wanting to sing White As Snow instead. :D

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2012, 10:51:15 AM »
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For me I never got the songs Cedars and White as Snow especially Cedars. Its not really a song more like listening to Bono talking to a little backround noise. Its interesting for one listen but then I haven't listened to it since

Cedars is probably the song which incites the most divided opinion on NLOTH.  Some of us think Cedars is the best song U2 have made in over a decade, whilst others think it's one of the weakest songs on NLOTH.


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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2012, 12:22:56 PM »
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For me I never got the songs Cedars and White as Snow especially Cedars. Its not really a song more like listening to Bono talking to a little backround noise. Its interesting for one listen but then I haven't listened to it since

Cedars is probably the song which incites the most divided opinion on NLOTH.  Some of us think Cedars is the best song U2 have made in over a decade, whilst others think it's one of the weakest songs on NLOTH.



I really like Cedars. It's different and certainly a different direction for U2; I love the moody and pensive atmosphere that it creates to close the album. It gets better with every listen.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2012, 01:06:51 PM »
I, too, love Cedars, but I understand where detractors of the song are coming from. It's definitely more 'mood' than 'music', although Edge's guitar solo makes up for that somewhat. Cedars is like Bono talking right into my ear as I'm lying in bed or driving alone, and it's not sexual. It just gets right to my soul. But it's true, since Cedars is mostly Bono talking, I cannot imagine any tribute band ever covering this song! Bono's voice is really warm and lush on the track. I'd probably skip Cedars if I'm driving with someone, it takes a lot of 'getting into', even for us real fans. Without knowing the title (beautiful, btw), listeners might be even more clueless about the context.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2012, 01:16:08 PM »
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I, too, love Cedars, but I understand where detractors of the song are coming from. It's definitely more 'mood' than 'music', although Edge's guitar solo makes up for that somewhat. Cedars is like Bono talking right into my ear as I'm lying in bed or driving alone, and it's not sexual. It just gets right to my soul. But it's true, since Cedars is mostly Bono talking, I cannot imagine any tribute band ever covering this song! Bono's voice is really warm and lush on the track. I'd probably skip Cedars if I'm driving with someone, it takes a lot of 'getting into', even for us real fans. Without knowing the title (beautiful, btw), listeners might be even more clueless about the context.

It's interesting that you say that since I think Cedars features the best music on the album.  But you're right, it does capture a mood more than any other song on the album.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2012, 01:24:07 PM »
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For me I never got the songs Cedars and White as Snow especially Cedars. Its not really a song more like listening to Bono talking to a little backround noise. Its interesting for one listen but then I haven't listened to it since

Cedars is probably the song which incites the most divided opinion on NLOTH.  Some of us think Cedars is the best song U2 have made in over a decade, whilst others think it's one of the weakest songs on NLOTH.



I'd say Unknown Caller or Stand Up Comedy are far more divisive than Cedars. There is some pretty vehement hatred as well as love for both songs. I don't see negative opinions about Cedars that are quite so strong.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2012, 01:27:30 PM »
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For me I never got the songs Cedars and White as Snow especially Cedars. Its not really a song more like listening to Bono talking to a little backround noise. Its interesting for one listen but then I haven't listened to it since

Cedars is probably the song which incites the most divided opinion on NLOTH.  Some of us think Cedars is the best song U2 have made in over a decade, whilst others think it's one of the weakest songs on NLOTH.



I'd say Unknown Caller or Stand Up Comedy are far more divisive than Cedars. There is some pretty vehement hatred as well as love for both songs. I don't see negative opinions about Cedars that are quite so strong.

I don't see the kind of love for those songs that Cedars gets.  Certainly, UC was ranked considerably higher than Cedars in the NLOTH songs rankings thread.

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Re: No Line On The Horizon Worship Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2012, 04:12:53 PM »
I think Cedars is one of the best songs in light of showcasing the maturity the band now has.