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Offline Matty_Mullens

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What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« on: September 10, 2017, 10:03:05 AM »
I'll get the ball rolling.  I don't intend for this thread to be all about negative stuff.  But we as fans sometimes have different thoughts about the band and its music.


Songs of Innocence had zero strong singles.  Very disappointing for an album that took 5 and a half years to be released.  None of the songs from SOI will become tour staples. 



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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 10:12:06 AM »
Well your question is about the same than 100000000 others..
Why is it not possible to be happy that they're still together as a band after now 41 (!!!!) years in a few days and that they're still healthy and in form to tour and enjoy going on tour.
It will end some day....
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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 10:48:25 AM »
SOI is a fine album. Listen to it pretty often.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »
The band have lots of writers, and are not as creatively involved with their music as we think. Right down to the instrumentals.

I mostly think this, because I still struggle to join any connection between the band of the 80s and 90s to the band we have at this moment. Not that I mind there new-er output. But sometimes I just think... who is writing this stuff.

I also always wonder why we can't hear Pop in full on any website. It was interesting and random how Eno got credits on No Line. And downright puzzling how Ryan Tedder is involved at all.
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What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 01:42:31 PM »
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Songs of Innocence had zero strong singles.  Very disappointing for an album that took 5 and a half years to be released.  None of the songs from SOI will become tour staples.

If Every Breaking Wave had been released 20 years earlier, it would have been considered one of U2's best songs and a tour staple.



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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 02:01:16 PM »
Here's a controversial thought, at least on this forum:
"NLOTH" was a very good album.  So was "October".  "Breathe", "Miracle", and "Magnificent" are very good songs.  These seem to be controversial and politically incorrect thoughts on this forum.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 02:14:39 PM »
NLOTH is not nearly as experimental as some people on here claim.



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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 04:28:46 PM »
All That You Can't Leave Behind is U2's best album since Pop. There. Just my humble opinion, though.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2017, 04:34:05 PM »
In my opinion SOI is one of the worst albums U2 has ever released, whilst Pop is one of the best. Also I think Beautiful Day is highly overrated whilst I think Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car is severely underrated! :)

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2017, 04:34:21 PM »
Everything except Miami is good.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :P ::)

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2017, 04:34:27 PM »
My controversial thought? I love every album, and like every song.

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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2017, 04:34:49 PM »
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My controversial thought? I love every album, and like every song.
Right on!

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
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My controversial thought? I love every album, and like every song.
Right on!
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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2017, 04:38:44 PM »
I think the Refugee is the best song of War.

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Re: What are your controversial U2 thoughts?
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2017, 04:45:45 PM »
The gaps between each of their albums isn't much for me, but I rank all of R&H, NLOTH and SOI in my top 5.