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Offline jaredlabbq

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Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« on: May 14, 2017, 05:04:43 PM »
I never really liked anything from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb/Vertigo Tour era. Too much shredding and hard rock for my taste. Bono seemed slightly more pretentious, too. I love him, but he was a little annoying in the mid 2000s. What is everyone else's least favorite U2 album/tour/era and why?



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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 05:08:00 PM »
I don't really have a least favorite. I play them all from time to time. Maybe the one I play the least would be NLOTH. But, my favorite song on there is Stand Up Comedy, so what's that tell you about my taste.  :-\

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 05:18:20 PM »
I don't have an album or particular era of U2 that I dislike.  If I had to choose, when Pop was released I was not really digging it.  I was 17 and the type of music on Pop was just not that popular in my area of the country.    However, I have come to appreciate a lot of the songs on Pop a few years down the road as my tastes evolved.

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 07:55:26 PM »
2009 -2015. 2 albums with only a handful of good songs between them, and some of the worst songs of their entire career. U2 seemed a little lost on what direction to take as an aging band. The 2nd half of SOI does give me some optimism for the future though.

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 08:26:41 PM »
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is probably my least favorite U2 album. If I was a fan of them in the '90s and awaiting the follow-up to Pop, All That You Can't Leave Behind would be the obvious choice... I can't imagine the let down!

And for me, it goes beyond the music itself for that album. Yes, we all know that the master is horrible, and even ear-piercingly loud at certain spots. Yeah, there are obvious filler-tracks in Yahweh, Crumbs, and A Man and a Woman. But the way that U2 tried to portray themselves was weird. Not weird in a good way, like with Zoo TV or Popmart, but cringey. You've got U2's most embarrassing album cover, long and greasy-haired Bono and Larry, Edge trying to play traditional rock music... oh, and does anybody remember when Bono acted like a chimp during An Cat Dubh on the Vertigo DVD (the Chicago one)? Ugh!

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 07:55:23 AM »
Least fave album is Atomic Bomb. But i will still happily listen to it all the way thro. Its just not as UP THERE as the others are.

My least fave tour was 360. Several reasons, amont them, i felt, for many, the star of the show was the stage, not the songs or band.
AND...i had to sit in a seat at the Glasgow gig....and the sound was sh1t. I like being on the floor for gigs

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 08:23:59 AM »
I think I'll have to go with pop, I just never liked the album very much. Don't know why.

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 08:29:46 AM »
I'd go for 1998-2015. The last few albums have been a bit poor and not really excited me like the late '80s and' 90s. Although there were some songs on SOI I have warmed too.
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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 08:43:39 AM »
NLOTH, no question.  Though, more generally, I'm less excited for anything after the 90's in concert.

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 08:56:11 AM »
ATYCLB to (and including) NLOTH.

Most of their worst stuff.
None of their best.


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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 09:31:08 AM »
For me, ATYCLB and HTDAAB.


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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 10:54:32 AM »
The Ice Age.


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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 11:25:42 AM »
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The Ice Age.

The Cambrian Explosion.  Bono's ancestors were amphibians that couldn't hold more than 2 notes.


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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 11:39:00 AM »
October

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Re: Least Favorite U2 Album/Era?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 04:47:41 PM »
With the exceptions of TUF and October, I'm pretty well done with '80s U2, so that era.