Wow,some of you make it sound like waiting for a new U2 material is all you have in this world.Don't you have a life to live or something? Dunno,I consider myself as a pretty hardcore fan,but I'm willing to wait whatever amount of time they need.It's like the band is not allowed to have any other life or projects etc.All they have to do is deliver.And then those complainers will complain again,cos the material is crap. Don't get it.Peace.
Pretty much. There's no pleasing many of the fans anymore. They complain when we don't get any new music and then complain when we do. They always state that the new album is, "Their best since Achtung Baby!" and then later bash it endlessly for years until the next release, where the same pattern continues. Fans are free to think what they want but many of them come off as ungrateful. You can't please everyone, I suppose.
I understand that the waiting is hard, especially since we've heard news about a new album since summer of 2009 and nothing substantial has since turned up. Still, there's not much we can do but wait and trust the band to make the music they want to make in their own time.
I take these opportunities between albums and tours to delve into other artists; find a new artist or album to tide you over and you'll be amazed at how pleasant it makes the waiting experience. Over the last few years I've become a huge fan of The Shins, Bloc Party, The Gaslight Anthem, Metric, Arctic Monkeys, and many others, simply from making time.
I know the waiting sucks but finding new music and hobbies to distract you from it makes it much easier.