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Offline Chargedvt

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2017, 08:03:56 AM »
Driftwood by Travis
Feeling A Moment by Feeder

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2017, 02:23:06 PM »
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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #107 on: May 18, 2017, 04:52:55 AM »
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Glorious by Andreas Johnson always reminds me of U2.

Ha, I was just about to look for the YouTube link to this. Everything about it is U2.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #108 on: May 18, 2017, 10:26:52 AM »
The entire Once Upon A Time album by Simple Minds.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #109 on: May 22, 2017, 01:22:39 PM »
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Sounds like "Love Rescue Me"

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2017, 01:46:04 PM »
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Glorious by Andreas Johnson always reminds me of U2.

Ha, I was just about to look for the YouTube link to this. Everything about it is U2.

yea i can see U2 trying to do something like that.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2017, 09:58:32 PM »
Shine by Mondo Cozmo is a killer song with atmospheric guitar similar to the Edge. It sounds like it could be from Rattle and Hum partially because of the gospel influence. It has a religious theme like many U2 songs but offers the irony (like 90s U2) of glorifying marijuana use.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #112 on: May 24, 2017, 12:50:40 PM »
I think "All You Do Is Talk" was Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's stab at doing a U2 song, right down to the "church organ" intro.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #113 on: May 24, 2017, 01:23:56 PM »
I'll Be Waiting - Michael Franti

Nearly identical to Bad: same verse chords, same key, even delay pedal use.  The only difference is the tempo is slower.  Still a great song.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #114 on: May 24, 2017, 04:18:36 PM »
Robbie Williams - Into the Silence

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Very Edge-like guitar riff, among other things. Also uses several versions of the popular IVviIV progression throughout the song, which matches progressions used in Ultraviolet and The Fly.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #115 on: May 26, 2017, 01:06:15 AM »
My band recorded this song and I got a little too excited over how "90's Bono" my singer sounds during the bridge.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #116 on: July 13, 2017, 07:36:46 AM »
All Good Children - Ammunition     <--- I've never heard a non-U2 song sound so much like U2

The Fixx - Gypsy Feet                   <--- Excellent stuff with repeat listens, particularly great coming out of the break

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #117 on: July 13, 2017, 11:27:44 AM »


Can't believe no-one's said 'Orange Crush' by REM yey.  Very War-esque (especially the military style sample).
Also One I Love also has some WOWY type melodies on it.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #118 on: July 13, 2017, 03:43:29 PM »
The guitar in Coldplay's Death And All His Friends. I love that song, and I always shout 'THE EDGE!' when it starts, lol. Several songs by The Killers remind me of U2. Take It Back by Pink Floyd sounds so much like Streets that U2 could really sue if they had wanted to.

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Re: Songs that sound like U2
« Reply #119 on: July 13, 2017, 04:26:12 PM »
Probably already mentioned, but White Shadows by Coldplay always reminds me of something Edge would do when the main guitar riff kicks in.