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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2017, 09:04:08 AM »
Agreed, the OP’s post was rediculous, and some of the responses are along the same lines. But some of the commentators asked reasonable questions. The factual answers highlight the absurdity of the original post.

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2017, 10:16:36 AM »
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This is their first out right flop ever.

A very boring single, flat TV performances and lukewarm reviews from both fans and critics.

Physical sales are a bust and digital sales are NONE.

Youtube hits are zero.

But you wouldn't know...because nobody is apparently interested in U2 anymore.

The once biggest (or most interesting) band on the planet <----shock is really now finally done!

Is this the "new" U2???

The anti-trump post censorship [lock down the nearly two decade forum] hate all POP critics has certainly backfired.

What a fun trip it would have been had the post-Zooropa/POP movement actually happened.

This is what REALLY happens when you pi*s off half the country, even if they all agree with you.

...it's done.

Certainly not worth destroying a legacy for a[nother] golden hits decade of boring rehash material.
they pi**ed off half the county? I’d say there are Actually more Americans that agreed with Bono’s assessment of you know who? Are politics still not allowed? Not taking my comment any further.

And, all records sales are slumped and artist like Taylor Swift are also including albums with ticket sales.

I quite like the new album too and frankly don’t care if the kids get it or not.

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2017, 07:48:08 PM »
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This is their first out right flop ever.

A very boring single, flat TV performances and lukewarm reviews from both fans and critics.

Physical sales are a bust and digital sales are NONE.

Youtube hits are zero.

But you wouldn't know...because nobody is apparently interested in U2 anymore.

The once biggest (or most interesting) band on the planet <----shock is really now finally done!

Is this the "new" U2???

The anti-trump post censorship [lock down the nearly two decade forum] hate all POP critics has certainly backfired.

What a fun trip it would have been had the post-Zooropa/POP movement actually happened.

This is what REALLY happens when you pi*s off half the country, even if they all agree with you.

...it's done.

Certainly not worth destroying a legacy for a[nother] golden hits decade of boring rehash material.

U2 have done very well when it comes to album sales for Songs Of Experience. Digital sales were FAR from zero and make up 40% to 50% of the total. Its the streaming part that is very small. The album Songs of Experience is the 37th biggest selling album of the year in the United States, 20th if you only include albums released in 2017! That's just based on 3 weeks of sales for "Songs Of Experience"! There are only 10 albums this year that sold 500,000 copies plus, 6 if you only include albums released in 2017. Only 2 albums sold 1 million copies or more. 100 albums sold 1 million copies or more back in 2001.

For albums released in 2017, "Songs Of Experience" is the 3rd biggest seller released by a rock band with 233,000 copies sold after 3 weeks. Imagine Dragon's Evolve is the biggest with 395,000 while Linkin Park is in 2nd place with One More Light at 254,000. But the key difference is that both of those albums were released over 6 months ago and have had more time to sell copies, while the U2 album has only been out for 3 weeks.

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2018, 06:15:40 AM »
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Agreed, the OP’s post was rediculous, and some of the responses are along the same lines. But some of the commentators asked reasonable questions. The factual answers highlight the absurdity of the original post.

Huh?

All these newbie post and so suddenly.

The FORUM CLOSED.

Mass exit.

The single was a flop. The album is mediocre U2 at best. The TV performances were dreadful.

A 20 decade forum shut down suddenly one day.

Odd?

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Songs of Experience is a flop.

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U2 have done very well when it comes to album sales for Songs Of Experience. Digital sales were FAR from zero and make up 40% to 50% of the total. Its the streaming part that is very small. The album Songs of Experience is the 37th biggest selling album of the year in the United States, 20th if you only include albums released in 2017! That's just based on 3 weeks of sales for "Songs Of Experience"!

Links please.

Physical/digital?

Can you give us some sorta link to your information???

Like television networks who keep closely their numbers (dvr, on demand)

As of now, it appears at actual face value the album dropped to #32 (after 3 weeks).

Billboard in the US will be updating their numbers later today shortly for the Christmas selling season.

Yes it's a good album. But it's also their worst in many decades.

Which is unfortunate.
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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2018, 08:24:54 AM »
there is no shame in just being where you are in your career, U2 is just not interesting any longer and there should be no shame in it at all...........but their continued strive for a hit single and the force feed of S.O.I. through APPLE have left them irrelevant and to me it should be a wake up call that they need to make music for their fans and not chase the teeny boppers who really have no care for deep meaningful music.  The band is capable of making great moving songs but the chase for a chart topper which will never come has left them to release uninspired tunes that try to be everything in 1 tune and it leaves people with mixed reviews, to me they aren't going out in style

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2018, 09:49:09 AM »
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Agreed, the OP’s post was rediculous, and some of the responses are along the same lines. But some of the commentators asked reasonable questions. The factual answers highlight the absurdity of the original post.

Huh?

All these newbie post and so suddenly.

The FORUM CLOSED.

Mass exit.

The single was a flop. The album is mediocre U2 at best. The TV performances were dreadful.

A 20 decade forum shut down suddenly one day.

Odd?

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Songs of Experience is a flop.

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U2 have done very well when it comes to album sales for Songs Of Experience. Digital sales were FAR from zero and make up 40% to 50% of the total. Its the streaming part that is very small. The album Songs of Experience is the 37th biggest selling album of the year in the United States, 20th if you only include albums released in 2017! That's just based on 3 weeks of sales for "Songs Of Experience"!

Links please.

Physical/digital?

Can you give us some sorta link to your information???

Like television networks who keep closely their numbers (dvr, on demand)

As of now, it appears at actual face value the album dropped to #32 (after 3 weeks).

Billboard in the US will be updating their numbers later today shortly for the Christmas selling season.

Yes it's a good album. But it's also their worst in many decades.

Which is unfortunate.

Here are the top 100 albums of the year in the United States:

ALBUM SALES WEEK 51   

albums selling over 1,000,000 - this year - 2 / last year - 4   
albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 10 / last year - 13   
albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 34 / last year - 49   
albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 149 / last year - 189   

Albums shown in blue are 2017 releases

Rank   -   Estimated 2017 Sales   -   TITLE   -   Artist   (   Estimated Total Sales )   
01   -   1,823,000   -   REPUTATION   -   Taylor Swift   (   1,823,000   )   
02   -   1,058,000   -   ÷   -   Ed Sheeran   (   1,058,000   )   
03   -   891,000   -   DAMN.   -   Kendrick Lamar   (   891,000   )   
04   -   700,000   -   MOANA   -   Soundtrack   (   894,000   )   
05   -   698,000   -   24K MAGIC   -   Bruno Mars   (   1,176,000   )   
06   -   646,000   -   FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 1   -   Chris Stapleton   (   646,000   )   
07   -   608,000   -   BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA   -   P!nk   (   608,000   )   
08   -   586,000   -   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2: AWESOME MIX VOL.2   -   Soundtrack   (   586,000   )   
09   -   583,000   -   HARDWIRED...TO SELF-DESTRUCT   -   Metallica   (   1,100,000   )   
10   -   517,000   -   TROLLS   -   Soundtrack   (   818,000   )   
11   -   421,000   -   HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL   -   Original Cast   (   1,409,000   )   
12   -   400,000   -   TRAVELLER -   Chris Stapleton   (   2,171,000   )   
13   -   395,000   -   EVOLVE   -   Imagine Dragons   (   395,000   )   
14   -   394,000   -   BEAUTY AND THE BEAST   -   Soundtrack   (   394,000   )   
15   -   394,000   -   4:44   -   Jay-Z   (   394,000   )   
16   -   379,000   -   HARRY STYLES   -   Harry Styles   (   379,000   )   
17   -   372,000   -   THE THRILL OF IT ALL   -   Sam Smith   (   372,000   )   
18   -   364,000   -   GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1   -   Soundtrack   (   2,043,000   )   
19   -   362,000   -   MORE LIFE   -   Drake   (   362,000   )   
20   -   343,000   -   LA LA LAND   -   Soundtrack   (   371,000   )   
21   -   336,000   -   LIVE IN NO SHOES NATION   -   Kenny Chesney   (   336,000   )   
22   -   315,000   -   A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS   -   Pentatonix   (   1,230,000   )   
23   -   292,000   -   MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN   -   Chainsmokers   (   292,000   )   
24   -   291,000   -   RIPCORD   -   Keith Urban   (   703,000   )   
25   -   290,000   -   WELCOME HOME   -   Zac Brown Band   (   290,000   )   
26   -   290,000   -   SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND   -   Beatles   (   5,088,000   )   
27   -   286,000   -   WITNESS   -   Katy Perry   (   286,000   )   
28   -   272,000   -   STARBOY   -   The Weeknd   (   645,000   )   
29   -   271,000   -   LEMONADE   -   Beyoncé   (   1,825,000   )   
30   -   270,000   -   EVERYBODY   -   Logic   (   270,000   )   
31   -   269,000   -   GREATEST HITS   -   Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers   (   8,734,000   )   
32   -   257,000   -   SING   -   Soundtrack   (   301,000   )   
33   -   254,000   -   ONE MORE LIGHT   -   Linkin Park   (   254,000   )   
34   -   250,000   -   BLURRYFACE   -   Twenty One Pilots   (   1,580,000   )   
35   -   249,000   -   NOW 61   -   Various   (   249,000   )   
36   -   247,000   -   25   -   Adele   (   9,419,000   )   
37   -   233,000   -   SONGS OF EXPERIENCE   -   U2   (   233,000   )   
38   -   233,000   -   JOANNE   -   Lady Gaga   (   604,000   )   
39   -   231,000   -   THE ANTHOLOGY: PART 1: THE FIRST FIVE YEARS   -   Garth Brooks   (   231,000   )   
40   -   219,000   -   HUMANZ   -   Gorillaz   (   219,000   )   
41   -   214,000   -   NOW 62   -   Various   (   214,000   )   
42   -   210,000   -   METALLICA   -   Metallica   (   16,695,000   )   
43   -   209,000   -   SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE   -   Reba McEntire   (   209,000   )   
44   -   209,000   -   KANE BROWN   -   Kane Brown   (   290,000   )   
45   -   206,000   -   CONCRETE AND GOLD   -   Foo Fighters   (   206,000   )   
46   -   205,000   -   THE SEARCH FOR EVERYTHING   -   John Mayer   (   205,000   )   
47   -   205,000   -   LIFE CHANGES   -   Thomas Rhett   (   205,000   )   
48   -   201,000   -   FROM A ROOM: VOLUME 2   -   Chris Stapleton   (   201,000   )   
49   -   201,000   -   THE DEVIL DON'T SLEEP   -   Brantley Gilbert   (   201,000   )   
50   -   199,000   -   NOW   -   Shania Twain   (   199,000   )   
51   -   197,000   -   REVIVAL   -   Eminem   (   197,000   )   
52   -   191,000   -   FLICKER   -   Niall Horan   (   191,000   )   
53   -   180,000   -   RATHER YOU THAN ME   -   Rick Ross   (   180,000   )   
54   -   178,000   -   FIFTY SHADES DARKER   -   Soundtrack   (   178,000   )   
55   -   177,000   -   RED PILL BLUES   -   Maroon 5   (   177,000   )   
56   -   174,000   -   THE WEIGHT OF THESE WINGS   -   Miranda Lambert   (   415,000   )   
57   -   173,000   -   BRETT YOUNG   -   Brett Young   (   173,000   )   
58   -   171,000   -   TELL ME YOU LOVE ME   -   Demi Lovato (   171,000   )   
59   -   170,000   -   THIS ONE'S FOR YOU   -   Luke Combs   (   170,000   )   
60   -   169,000   -   HOPELESS FOUNTAIN KINGDOM   -   Halsey   (   169,000   )   
61   -   169,000   -   TEXOMA SHORE   -   Blake Shelton   (   169,000   )   
62   -   169,000   -   RAINBOW   -   Kesha   (   169,000   )   
63   -   167,000   -   DESCENDANTS 2   -   Soundtrack   (   167,000   )   
64   -   166,000   -   PURPLE RAIN   -   Prince & the Revolution   (   3,735,000   )   
65   -   165,000   -   STRENGTH OF A WOMAN   -   Mary J Blige   (   165,000   )   
66   -   163,000   -   THE LEGEND OF   -   Johnny Cash   (   3,738,000   )   
67   -   163,000   -   LUST FOR LIFE   -   Lana Del Rey   (   163,000   )   
68   -   163,000   -   LEGEND   -   Bob Marley & the Wailers   (   12,266,000   )   
69   -   162,000   -   DEATH OF A BACHELOR   -   Panic At The Disco   (   700,000   )   
70   -   161,000   -   THE ULTIMATE HITS   -   Garth Brooks   (   3,153,000   )   
71   -   159,000   -   MELODRAMA   -   Lorde   (   159,000   )   
72   -   158,000   -   4 YOUR EYEZ ONLY   -   J Cole   (   610,000   )   
73   -   156,000   -   THE REST OF OUR LIFE   -   Tim McGraw & Faith Hill   (   156,000   )   
74   -   155,000   -   THE BREAKER   -   Little Big Town   (   155,000   )   
75   -   153,000   -   MEANING OF LIFE   -   Kelly Clarkson   (   153,000   )   
76   -   151,000   -   I DECIDED   -   Big Sean   (   151,000   )   
77   -   150,000   -   DEAR EVAN HANSEN   -   Original Cast   (   150,000   )   
78   -   150,000   -   WONDERFUL WONDERFUL   -   Killers   (   150,000   )   
79   -   148,000   -   MASTER OF PUPPETS   -   Metallica   (   5,363,000   )   
80   -   147,000   -   HEART BREAK   -   Lady Antebellum   (   147,000   )   
81   -   145,000   -   NOW 63   -   Various   (   145,000   )   
82   -   145,000   -   NOW COUNTRY 10   -   Various   (   145,000   )   
83   -   143,000   -   WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY   -   Luke Bryan   (   143,000   )   
84   -   139,000   -   X -   Ed Sheeran   (   2,263,000   )   
85   -   138,000   -   AMERICAN TEEN   -   Khalid   (   138,000   )   
86   -   138,000   -   HYBRID THEORY   -   Linkin Park   (   10,568,000   )   
87   -   138,000   -   EVERYTHING NOW   -   Arcade Fire   (   138,000   )   
88   -   136,000   -   PTX VOL.IV: CLASSICS   -   Pentatonix   (   136,000   )   
89   -   134,000   -   GREATEST HITS   -   Journey   (   9,160,000   )   
90   -   134,000   -   NOW 64   -   Various   (   134,000   )   
91   -   133,000   -   THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION   -   Garth Brooks   (   554,000   )   
92   -   132,000   -   CULTURE   -   Migos   (   132,000   )   
93   -   132,000   -   LIFER   -   MercyMe   (   132,000   )   
94   -   131,000   -   2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES   -   Various   (   131,000   )   
95   -   130,000   -   DARK SIDE OF THE MOON   -   Pink Floyd   (   10,184,000   )   
96   -   129,000   -   VESSEL   -   Twenty One Pilots   (   830,000   )   
97   -   129,000   -   PRETTY GIRLS LIKE TRAP MUSIC   -   2 Chainz   (   129,000   )   
98   -   128,000   -   CHRONICLE:THE 20 GREATEST HITS   -   Creedence Clearwater Revival   (   6,921,000   )   
99   -   128,000   -   ILLUMINATE   -   Shawn Mendes   (   345,000   )   
100   -   126,000   -   CLEOPATRA   -   Lumineers   (   480,000   )

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Most of these albums have been selling all year, U2's sales above are only from 3 total weeks. The only 2017 releases by rock bands that outsold U2 were Imagine Dragons and Linkin Park, but thats because those albums had been out for over 6 months. I don't have the actual digital vs physical breakdown, but the average in the industry at this point is about 50/50 and U2 is no exception.
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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #21 on: January 01, 2018, 10:10:00 AM »
Does OP expect them to have HTDAAB (or even NLOTH) numbers in 2017? Its all about streaming, which does count towards "sales" now for billboard but not nearly as much as an actual sale. And streaming strongly favors younger pop acts, though even then mainly in the singles department.

DAMN was one of the biggest hits of the year and barely sold more than HTDAAB did in just its first week. And HTDAAB didn't even finish top 10 in 2004 as it wasn't around long enough, because every top 10 album in 2004 sold above 2 Million copies. Taylor Swift (the biggest act after Adele) didn't even reach that, which is par for the course in 2017.

SOE might get certified gold eventually, which is pretty good for a band that first released in 1980. And does it really matter anyway? When David Bowie released Ziggy Stardust it only reached #75 on the Billboard 200 (it climbed higher after he died)... does that mean the album sucked and wasn't relevant? People are too hung up on it. SOE did well for a rock album in 2017.

I mean, the 3rd biggest rock album of 2017 (not counting the rock-ish Ed Sheeran & Harry Styles) was The Beatles' Sgt Pepper from 1967. Granted it got a great stereo remix, but still.

Props to Metallica though, Hardwired to Self Destruct has sold over a million copies since 2016. I'm not sure SOE will get there, maybe while the tour is going.
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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2018, 10:57:33 PM »
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Does OP expect them to have HTDAAB (or even NLOTH) numbers in 2017? Its all about streaming, which does count towards "sales" now for billboard but not nearly as much as an actual sale. And streaming strongly favors younger pop acts, though even then mainly in the singles department.

DAMN was one of the biggest hits of the year and barely sold more than HTDAAB did in just its first week. And HTDAAB didn't even finish top 10 in 2004 as it wasn't around long enough, because every top 10 album in 2004 sold above 2 Million copies. Taylor Swift (the biggest act after Adele) didn't even reach that, which is par for the course in 2017.

SOE might get certified gold eventually, which is pretty good for a band that first released in 1980. And does it really matter anyway? When David Bowie released Ziggy Stardust it only reached #75 on the Billboard 200 (it climbed higher after he died)... does that mean the album sucked and wasn't relevant? People are too hung up on it. SOE did well for a rock album in 2017.

I mean, the 3rd biggest rock album of 2017 (not counting the rock-ish Ed Sheeran & Harry Styles) was The Beatles' Sgt Pepper from 1967. Granted it got a great stereo remix, but still.

Props to Metallica though, Hardwired to Self Destruct has sold over a million copies since 2016. I'm not sure SOE will get there, maybe while the tour is going.

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb finished at #8 for the year in 2005 on Billboards top albums for that year. The Billboard year runs from last week in November to the same time the following year. So none of Bombs sales were counted for 2004 at all on Billboards year end list for 2004. Same thing happened with Achtung Baby in 1991. Achtung Baby finished at #5 for the year in 1992. So essentially HTDAAB had about the same impact on 2005 that Achtung Baby had on its year in 1992. This is in the United States.

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2018, 11:50:51 PM »
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A 20 decade forum shut down suddenly one day.


Wow, this forum's been around for 200 years? And I thought I was an old U2 fan.

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2018, 02:59:05 AM »
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Does OP expect them to have HTDAAB (or even NLOTH) numbers in 2017? Its all about streaming, which does count towards "sales" now for billboard but not nearly as much as an actual sale. And streaming strongly favors younger pop acts, though even then mainly in the singles department.

DAMN was one of the biggest hits of the year and barely sold more than HTDAAB did in just its first week. And HTDAAB didn't even finish top 10 in 2004 as it wasn't around long enough, because every top 10 album in 2004 sold above 2 Million copies. Taylor Swift (the biggest act after Adele) didn't even reach that, which is par for the course in 2017.

SOE might get certified gold eventually, which is pretty good for a band that first released in 1980. And does it really matter anyway? When David Bowie released Ziggy Stardust it only reached #75 on the Billboard 200 (it climbed higher after he died)... does that mean the album sucked and wasn't relevant? People are too hung up on it. SOE did well for a rock album in 2017.

I mean, the 3rd biggest rock album of 2017 (not counting the rock-ish Ed Sheeran & Harry Styles) was The Beatles' Sgt Pepper from 1967. Granted it got a great stereo remix, but still.

Props to Metallica though, Hardwired to Self Destruct has sold over a million copies since 2016. I'm not sure SOE will get there, maybe while the tour is going.
bowie is a great example
i remember after bowie died a music journalist on seeing thousands coming on to the streets around the uk to mourn his passing wonder where all these people were when bowie played to a half empty arena in london not long before he died..
truth is it does not matter how good you are,, if you are around long enough the masses will soon move away to something fresh and new..
u2 actually stayed mainstream longer than most

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2018, 03:20:17 AM »
I forgot all about this thread.

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Props to Metallica though, Hardwired to Self Destruct has sold over a million copies since 2016. I'm not sure SOE will get there, maybe while the tour is going.

I like it...

The more and more I listen to the record it sounds like a follow-up to "All That You Can't Leave Behind" as opposed to "Songs of Innocence".

And yes, I'm aware of streaming. Still I expected better physical numbers considering the age from most of their fans.

It would have been nice with all the controversy surrounding the NFL...had U2 been performing on the "Super Bowl" instead of Justin Timberlake who I had no idea was actually still a big deal.

Is he really??

...But that's just a fantasy of mine.

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2018, 10:07:02 PM »
I do not mind listening to this album.  I don't mind the CD in my car, when it starts over. Some of the tracks are a bit more truncated than I'd like.  It flows like a collection of tracks, instead of sides on an album. Still, I'm not so nervous if people overhear it. Even "Best Thing" has grown on me...while "Miracle" has not (except acoustic).  It's a good album that could have been tweaked to be great--but then it would have been more of an album and wouldn't fit with our streaming society.  All this...just to add, that you are not alone. I have gotten HEAVY ATYCLB vibes from the album.  It is a sequel or similar approach, at least (but new producers).

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Re: U2 drops from #1 to #13 in top 200 billboard
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2018, 05:52:19 PM »
Its not a bad album... the problem is that U2 were an extraordinary band for the first 20 years of their career and all new releases from them will be compared to the masterpieces from the 80's and 90's.   

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« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2018, 02:05:40 AM »
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I do not mind listening to this album.  I don't mind the CD in my car, when it starts over. Some of the tracks are a bit more truncated than I'd like.  It flows like a collection of tracks, instead of sides on an album. Still, I'm not so nervous if people overhear it. Even "Best Thing" has grown on me...while "Miracle" has not (except acoustic).  It's a good album that could have been tweaked to be great--but then it would have been more of an album and wouldn't fit with our streaming society.  All this...just to add, that you are not alone. I have gotten HEAVY ATYCLB vibes from the album.  It is a sequel or similar approach, at least (but new producers).

Good, ATYCLB is the 5th best album U2 have recorded. Its also one of their biggest sellers at over 12 million copies sold. It also won 7 Grammy awards!

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Its not a bad album... the problem is that U2 were an extraordinary band for the first 20 years of their career and all new releases from them will be compared to the masterpieces from the 80's and 90's.

Much of the bands best music has been recorded in the 00s and 10s. "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", Miracle Drug, Walk On, Kite, Winter, and Mercy are all songs that  I consider to be in the 20 greatest U2 songs of all time.