Just a simple Poll question. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but by my count the longest wait between albums was the gap between the November 2004 release of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and the February/March 2009 release of No Line On the Horizon - about four years and three months(give or take). I know some people don't count Rattle and Hum and/or Zooropa as studio albums, but I most certainly do.
Anyway we're right about three and a half years since NLOTH, and most here would agree we won't see a new album before 2012 is over. When 2013 begins, we'll be very close to four years since NLOTH. We'd have to be looking at an early summer release for U2 to avoid this being the longest gap between albums. Are they gonna make it?
Not trying to pitch loaded questions or trying to spark a "U2 was more productive/"hungrier" then vs. now" debate, just trying to get a sense of what the forum thinks. Thanks.
P.S. I know U2 probably couldn't care less about "time gaps" between albums, but I know as fans many of us probably do.