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Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:45:06 PM »
That settles it for me : not before June
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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 01:49:36 PM »
im not surprised. take their time and give us a quality album the easily trumps the last 3 and all is forgiven.

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 01:55:35 PM »
A bit worried something has gone awry, though. SuperBowl, Fallon, Oscars would have been excellent springboards for the new album. Can't believe this gap was the plan all along.
All will be forgotten if the record is great, but still...

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 02:02:10 PM »
I think it's down to the success of Ordinary Love.

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 02:15:57 PM »
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im not surprised. take their time and give us a quality album the easily trumps the last 3 and all is forgiven.
Yup.  For me each of the last three sound exactly like what they have now: 6 or 7 solid songs and….?  If waiting a few more months mean we get 10-12 good ones, then go for it. 

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 02:16:38 PM »
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I think it's down to the success of Ordinary Love.

I am genuinely concerned that the awards and nominations for that song plus the fact they have been getting a bit of a mainstream pop has led u2 to think 'hmm we need more pop songs' so any rock n roll or experimentation may be ditched to make room for more radio friendly pop.

From what we have heard to date i am fearful of u2's latest possible direction

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 02:16:46 PM »
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A bit worried something has gone awry, though. SuperBowl, Fallon, Oscars would have been excellent springboards for the new album. Can't believe this gap was the plan all along.
All will be forgotten if the record is great, but still...

I mentioned this on another board, but maybe there is a little over-exposure at the moment, and they actually want the current level of Hype and Feedback (wink) to calm down a bit.  They can't turn around and do another wave of appearances, talk shows and roof top performances in a month. 

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 02:18:41 PM »
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I think it's down to the success of Ordinary Love.

I am genuinely concerned that the awards and nominations for that song plus the fact they have been getting a bit of a mainstream pop has led u2 to think 'hmm we need more pop songs' so any rock n roll or experimentation may be ditched to make room for more radio friendly pop.

From what we have heard to date i am fearful of u2's latest possible direction

I don't think so at all. It's down to U2 never wanting to finish a record; they've always been that way. Hence why so much of the last album was overcooked.

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2014, 02:27:49 PM »
Hmm...

I still think June or before it is definitely a possibility.

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 02:29:47 PM »
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I think it's down to the success of Ordinary Love.
.  I agree plus they love the current positive exposure - a new single (without all this pre hype)

I am genuinely concerned that the awards and nominations for that song plus the fact they have been getting a bit of a mainstream pop has led u2 to think 'hmm we need more pop songs' so any rock n roll or experimentation may be ditched to make room for more radio friendly pop.

From what we have heard to date i am fearful of u2's latest possible direction

I don't think so at all. It's down to U2 never wanting to finish a record; they've always been that way. Hence why so much of the last album was overcooked.
.  I agree - plus they love this current positive hype. Also without this current exposure there is no way the first single from a new album would get anything like this level of exposure - so they know they have to build on it.  If comments from Dallas are to be believed the album is April (hence they have booked the tour and maybe repeating the POP experience) so rushing back to Dublin is to agree which 3-5 from the remaining 20plus songs needs to be finished/polished.  Mike

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 02:30:10 PM »
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I think it's down to the success of Ordinary Love.

I am genuinely concerned that the awards and nominations for that song plus the fact they have been getting a bit of a mainstream pop has led u2 to think 'hmm we need more pop songs' so any rock n roll or experimentation may be ditched to make room for more radio friendly pop.

From what we have heard to date i am fearful of u2's latest possible direction

I don't think so at all. It's down to U2 never wanting to finish a record; they've always been that way. Hence why so much of the last album was overcooked.

The way they are going this one will be burned to a frazzle.

I hate to read comments like 'invisible was a straight out rock tune, like the ramones' and then how they go on to say the kept picking at it. . . .

Look what we ended up with due to that - i'd love to have that rock song version - that raw sound (assuming they are telling the truth) but they have picked at it and polished it into the poppy sound we have got.

The original will probably turn up at some stage and it will be a case of 'why didnt they release that'

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 02:30:46 PM »
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Hmm...

I still think June or before it is definitely a possibility.
true, but a seemingly minute one. A single in June might happen

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 02:30:56 PM »
Edge's comment sound ominous to me. This album will be make or break for them.

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2014, 02:36:19 PM »
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The original will probably turn up at some stage and it will be a case of 'why didnt they release that'

TBH, I've generally found the opposite with U2; they talk about how the early version sounded so much rawer, the fans pine for it, then if we actually hear it, it's actually quite a bit worse than the final version.

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Re: Rolling Stone article - 6 or 7 songs ready
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 02:36:42 PM »
Im really surprised. Didn't Bono say a months ago the had 6 songs finished? I too would rather wait for a great album than a rushed one, but it certainly feels strange that they have had a pretty strong platform of exposure with the Fallon show and the upcoming Oscars and no album release date to follow. Seeing them perform on that rooftop made me giddy for the U2 machine gearing up. Im not sure how going away for a bit then coming back makes much sense