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Offline Smee

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How many % do you love u2?
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:32:32 AM »
This is just really meant as a bit of fun. I got to thinking, if you take in all the work u2 have done over their career and try to rate how much of it you love....then, translate that to a rough percentage, to gauge how much you think of the band.

So, for me, i genuinely like a LOT of what the band has done, but there are blips here and there (GOYB, The Miracle, Elevation, The 4 songs i have heard from the upcoming album) but for the most part, its all (very) good.

Also, factor in any bugbears you may have about the band

Id rate my love for the band at about 92%
« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 08:36:03 AM by Smee »



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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 10:57:43 AM »
Hard. Almost every song has a different place, so 95%.

If the question is: how much of their music to you listen to frequently (in  3 months) it is 40 - 60 % i guess

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 01:28:44 PM »
Not sure, but it is definitely dwindling the longer the band continues to put out songs like TBT, California, and TUC. At this point I'd be happy if I liked maybe 5 songs from the upcoming album. Hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »
97%. There's a few songs I tend to stay away from but don't mind.

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How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 03:12:16 PM »
Probably 93%. There’s maybe one albums worth of songs that I just don’t care for so a 1 out of 13 albums yields a dislike rate of 7%.

This album would include the likes of GOYB, SUC, Crazy, Grace, and a handful of other tunes.

I feel like I can’t think of another band that has even come close to that level of quality...literally 10 or 11 throwaway or skip songs out of about 150 album tracks.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 03:39:04 PM »
At my peak I was close to 100 %. That was back in the late 90's/early 00's. Now its around 60%, I even skipped the SOI tour as I'm just not that into contemporary U2 at all and the new songs seems to generally confirm that.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 03:39:30 PM »
98%

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2017, 05:15:35 PM »
100%

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 05:31:55 PM »
At their peak 110%...now dropped to 100% 😎

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »
70%.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 06:22:32 PM »
Definitely scaling down.  In my teens (mid-late 90s) I thought it was all gold and they could do no wrong.  There's definitely a "before" and "after" type division in my fandom that starts with ATYCLB as the line in the sand.  I loved the album at first but in retrospect only a few songs have withstood the test of time for me, personally speaking.  It's been hard for me to connect with anything since.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 06:43:29 PM »
Up until 2000 I owned every album and ep, was still on my way to completing all the singles, watched the band every time they toured, and had more than a few bootlegs, tshirts and other official and unofficial merchandise. I would go, at most, a couple of days without listening to a U2 cd of some description. For that period I would estimate a 99% love in with the band.
Today I own 1 CD from the past 17 yrs (NLOTH), haven't bought a single since Walk On, have decided not to watch the last two tours and no longer own any mechanidise. I would say, for this period my love of the band is well below 50% and dropping.

My love for the band is being diluted with each album release, familiar looking tour set-list and Bono preach, but I'm sure I could get excited by an unpredictable sound emitting from the boys. I just don't hold out much hope any more.
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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 08:38:37 PM »
I'm at 90%- i agree that the preaching does get annoying- especially if Bono's politics don't mirror your own, but the music that drew me to them and defined my youth doesn't get diluted by any new releases that may not be held up as high.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2017, 05:22:37 AM »
Yeah, my 98% reflects Bono's rants...I sometimes find it just a bit much.

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Re: How many % do you love u2?
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2017, 08:08:27 AM »
100% Come on. I'm member of no other forum for any other thing :-)