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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2012, 07:32:24 PM »
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Yes. Take it. It's crap.

Completely agree JTBaby. New York is on the short list of U2's worst songs.

Take it and put it in POP, that is where it belongs.

And POP can give ATYCLB Staring At The Sun.

That should be a fair trade.

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2012, 09:37:51 PM »
New York isn't a bad song. Peace on Earth is utter rubbish.

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2012, 09:40:24 PM »
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New York isn't a bad song. Peace on Earth is utter rubbish.
What, you don't like Rita rhyming with idea?  ;)

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2012, 09:45:14 PM »
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New York isn't a bad song. Peace on Earth is utter rubbish.
What, you don't like Rita rhyming with idea?  ;)

The song makes me want to throw up. It's so corny, and even the music is corny.

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2012, 09:52:31 PM »
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New York isn't a bad song. Peace on Earth is utter rubbish.
What, you don't like Rita rhyming with idea?  ;)

The song makes me want to throw up. It's so corny, and even the music is corny.
Do you remember the special edition that emerged on U.S. radio stations right after the 9/11/01 attack?  They played recordings of people thanking firefighters or saying goodbye to loved ones during the music part of the song. There might also have been some comments from horrified witnesses.  I know whoever made it had good intentions, but it didn't feel right, regardless of whether or not I liked the song. 

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2012, 09:55:50 PM »
I've never understood why ATYCLB is considered "back to basics". While the sound is more stripped down than some of their previous work, most of the tracks still feature synths, strings, and other production flourishes. It feels like a healthy balance between the big anthems of the 80s and the multi-layered colors of their 90s output.

It's a special record to me and it's accompanied me on some amazing and scary journeys, although the same can be said for all their work. The first six tracks are stellar and one of the strongest sides of any U2 album. The second half isn't quite as strong but I love the diversity, from the playfulness of "Wild Honey" to the energetic "New York" and the pensive "When I Look at the World". I also think "Grace" is one of their most underrated tunes: beautiful, delicate, and calming, it's one of my favorites on the record.

Overall, I think it's a strong album. It holds a special place for me and features some of my favorite U2 tracks from the 2000s. :)

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2012, 10:00:54 PM »
I think it was Adam who said that Wild Honey is only on this album to counter the numerous slow and depressing songs. So they (or at least he) admits it is pretty much a bubble gum tune.

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« Reply #82 on: December 04, 2012, 10:02:10 PM »
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I think it was Adam who said that Wild Honey is only on this album to counter the numerous slow and depressing songs. So they (or at least he) admits it is pretty much a bubble gum tune.

I guess I don't find the album depressing. Beautiful Day, Elevation, Grace, and In a Little While are all pretty upbeat too.

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #83 on: December 04, 2012, 11:42:25 PM »
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I think it was Adam who said that Wild Honey is only on this album to counter the numerous slow and depressing songs. So they (or at least he) admits it is pretty much a bubble gum tune.

I guess I don't find the album depressing. Beautiful Day, Elevation, Grace, and In a Little While are all pretty upbeat too.

This album got me through some tough times, so I am very appreciative of it and often reflect on those times when I put it on. However, it's rare that I'll put it on when I just want to listen to something if you get what I'm trying to say. So because of that, I don't play it often.

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2012, 12:14:10 AM »
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In ATYCLB, U2 stripped down and showcased their being a 4-piece band.  They played music that can be brought to the road and played live.

In what way did they become a four piece band again on ATYCLB?  The liner notes show the musical involvement of far more than four people in the production of the album.  And I don’t see how replacing the vibrant colours of Pop for the monochrome textures of ATYCLB represents a ‘stripping down’ of their sound.  They also played more songs from Pop on the PopMart tour than they played from ATYCLB on the Elevation tour.

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Storytelling is not Bono's strongest writing suit and that should be left to other songwriters, or you will get junk like Cedars of Lebanon.

It’s curious how Bono’s storytelling resulted in two of the very best U2 songs in over a decade in Cedars of Lebanon and Moment of Surrender.

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And to the NY haters - are you also Pop and AB haters? I think it rocks and soars. More Bono storytelling too.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #85 on: December 05, 2012, 12:29:33 AM »
New York just might be the best song on the album

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2012, 12:32:18 AM »
This is the performance I really like. Imagine seeing them that close! This song is so good! You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #87 on: December 07, 2012, 02:36:18 PM »
I love this album! It has been a great surprise for me to hear track after track and think " OMG, such great tunes". I can remember the feeling of joy at my first listen... besides, everything kinda match when it was released, the logo, the album cover, the videoclips, their look. Everything 100%. I just miss it.

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #88 on: December 07, 2012, 02:46:36 PM »
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This is the performance I really like. Imagine seeing them that close! This song is so good! You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Re: ATYCLB lovers thread
« Reply #89 on: December 20, 2012, 08:22:17 AM »
All you ATYCLB haters suck!!  ATYCLB is the best thing U2 has ever done!  I don't understand why so many people hate it.  What is your reasoning?  What?!?!?!!?!!  Answer me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!