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Which sound do you prefer of the two we've heard so far from Songs of Experience?

Pop/Dance sound like "The Best Thing" You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Mix of both kinds of songs (rock and pop/dance)
55 (35.5%)

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Offline andrewau2

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New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« on: August 21, 2016, 09:48:43 AM »
The two hints as to the sound of Songs of Experience are so different!

There's the rocking clip from the studio that Adam posted: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

And there's the pop/dance remix beach clip that Kygo has played:
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Which one do you prefer for the new album and why?
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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 09:55:03 AM »
I would go for the pop/edm direction. It's time to make a radical change from the sound of previous albums, not because I don't like it, I like it a lot but I like bands that evolve and I'm scared that if they go for the rock sound it's gonna be more of the same.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 09:55:19 AM »
I chose a mix...why not mix it up?

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 09:57:40 AM »
Mix of both is dangerous. I want them to commit to one sound, whether it's rock or dance or pop. A mixed album gives us NLOTH, which is great but not cohesive.

Personally I would prefer a pop/EDM direction. We have plenty of U2 doing rock and darker stuff. I want some music I can dance and sing along to! But rock could be great...

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 10:27:42 AM »
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I would go for the pop/edm direction. It's time to make a radical change from the sound of previous albums, not because I don't like it, I like it a lot but I like bands that evolve and I'm scared that if they go for the rock sound it's gonna be more of the same.
You're right, it is time for another change in direction. The thing is, the output U2 has given us over the past four records has not been rock. I want U2 to play real rock-n-roll, like on Boy or Achtung Baby, preferably.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 11:27:39 AM »

I want it to sound like the beach clip - lots of barking.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2016, 11:33:19 AM »
As far away from the lousy SOI as possible so the first option for me.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2016, 12:05:47 PM »
I appreciate everything they do, but I wish they would get a bug up their ass to make an aggressive album using the same setup as their earliest work. 

Then again, Iris and Breathe are good examples of the band front and center... and many are disappointed... many others don't realize the core of those songs are the band's primary colors in prominence.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2016, 12:08:59 PM »
Rock please. That clip along with You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, past 4:00 mark sounds like Edge finally coming back.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2016, 01:50:43 PM »
The rock version every time!
U2 are a rock band NOT a pop band!


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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2016, 01:52:29 PM »
A continuation of SOI is fine for me. I consider SOI a mix, side 1 is very pop while side 2 is rock. Maybe for SOE side 1 is very rock and as the album progresses lighter, to more fun songs
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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2016, 02:30:22 PM »
As far away as possible from SFS and it's ilk.


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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2016, 03:14:05 PM »
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As far away as possible from SFS and it's ilk.

Song For Someone is an embarrassment of a song, especially for a band of U2's calibre.

EDIT: Just having listened to the song again, I can say that Song For Someone sounds like a Keane song. About as big an insult as you could give a song.
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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2016, 04:27:41 PM »
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A continuation of SOI is fine for me. I consider SOI a mix, side 1 is very pop while side 2 is rock. Maybe for SOE side 1 is very rock and as the album progresses lighter, to more fun songs
U2 have always had their darker songs on the second half of the album, switching that around could be a great idea if executed correctly. Like a reverse Pop.

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Re: New U2 album (SOE): Which sound would you prefer it to have?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2016, 05:16:53 PM »
I would like to hear more solo guitar from Edge without Bono butting in as he likes to do in a lot of songs.

A mixture of Boy, UF, AB and a distinctive new sound in its own right would be great.

Not much to ask, I know.