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Offline MattD

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The Quietus Article on Pop and The Joshua Tree
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:18:42 PM »
Finally a bit of much needed respect towards Pop.

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And I agree with the comments below - Pop is an excellent sounding record in my opinion. It is textured and layered, and offers a sonic vibrancy that is sorely lacking from The Edge these days. The existential dread of Bono's lyrics contain a lot of depth to it and I just wish he wrote in a similar manner these days, as opposed to the flimsy, unfocused pop baiting lyrics we get these days.

Is it an album that contrasts wildly with a stark lack of inspiration today - for sure I believe so, but that's also because it represents an extremely high level of creativity that would be tough to reach for many acts. I think Pop is a truly great album and one that deserves much much more plaudits than it gets.

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Re: The Quietus Article on Pop and The Joshua Tree
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 07:23:02 AM »
Thanks for sharing Matt. Quietus usually gives great scholarly and thoughtful articles like most English publications.