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General U2 Discussion / Re: What should be U2's next album?
« Last post by CLarryG on February 19, 2018, 06:27:27 PM »
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No. Sadly I think they should get this tour out of the way. And literally disappear for a while. They should find out if they have any remaining passion for the craft, as opposed to being the worlds biggest band, blah blah. They should forego lots of producers and make an album they want to make. I'd favor something more out there and esoteric as opposed to anything remotely pop focused. Then they should release the album to fans without any fanfare. I think it could be 5 years at least before we see another album...if we see another album. As much as I like this new album, the marketing/ videos and singles have just worn me down. Although U2 have always stood in the face of cool... I think they need to try discover it now :P

I agree 100%!  Every part of this.  (I just hope Live Nation, Guy Oseary leave them be.)
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's social media page goes "Pop"
« Last post by summerholly on February 19, 2018, 04:58:49 PM »
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I was at opening night in Las Vegas, and even with a few missteps, I thought it was the greatest rock show I'd ever seen.  Including ZooTV and all.  That is until 360, but that's a whole different era and tech, but the POP show in tiny Vegas stadium or whatever they call it today, was truly spectacular. Loved that era of U2.  Balls out! 

And now it's, 'You're the best thing about me...'  Ugh...  Please play 'Please' on this tour!
Some people are never f****** happy. I think this album is some of the most joyous and enjoyable work the band has ever done. They are 4 men comfortable in their own skin and happy with their lives and they aren't afraid to tell the world how they feel. Then along comes little keyboard warrior CLarryG with his/her 'ugh' comments and insinuating that everything was better 20 years ago. In 20 years time this same cat will be referencing SOE all misty eyed and saying it was 'better times'. Some people are just obsessed with reminiscing and feel the need to compare everything with something in the distant past. How about just enjoying things for what they are? Why does it all need to be a contest?

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There is a new website for people that literally spew hate for U2.   I doubt that’s the case for him or he wouldn’t still be here.  Peace.

Spew hate?  WOW.  That is definitely not the case here.  Massive fan of U2.  Been to 35 shows over the last 30 years.  Their music is the soundtrack to my life as it is too so many others.  Got me through my wife's death when I was on the edge of abyss.  Nothing but love for them.  Have worked out with Larry, (couldn't be nicer) total respect.  But it doesn't mean I have to like every single song and it so happens YTBTAM is just one of those tracks.  Love, LOH, RFD, TLTYGA, BOYH. Just meant I'd prefer to hear PLEASE.  Sorry if I put anyone's panties in a wad.  Have a nice day.

I don't think anyone was suggesting that you spew hate! I agree you don't have to like every song and every era of U2 to enjoy them as a band! I certainly don't.  But I love enough of their music and have read enough about them to like them as a band and a bunch of people.
I have come across the hate spewers on the comments when watching some of U2 videos and you seriously have to wonder what drives often the same people spewing the same old nasty and often misguided and very boring rhetoric to follow the U2 vids/hate pages around.  I mean seriously if I don't like a band it never occurs to me to watch their videos or go to pages that hate them.  Why would you bother?

Discussion about their music with people that generally enjoy the band is a different story. 
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General U2 Discussion / Re: What should be U2's next album?
« Last post by wons on February 19, 2018, 04:48:18 PM »
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i don't think they're thinking about a next album right now.  They just completed their five year plan, or will with the upcoming tour.  There is no Songs of Ascent out there.  It became the two albums they've just released.

Every time Bono has been asked about "Songs Of Ascent" he says it is still coming. U2 have often had their albums loosely grouped in groups of 3 since the start of their career. Songs Of Ascent would be the last album in their latest trilogy.

Songs like Mercy and Winter would be on Songs Of Ascent. Both of those great songs need a final version and an album for them to be on. I imagine it would have a lot of songs like that. Big soaring, spiritual songs that last for 6 or 7 minutes each. The question would be if they would edit or have any shorter songs on the album that could be played on the radio.
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Fun and Games / Re: A-Z U2 songs
« Last post by kevtn43 on February 19, 2018, 04:06:38 PM »
Sunday bloody Sunday
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's social media page goes "Pop"
« Last post by CLarryG on February 19, 2018, 03:18:44 PM »
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I was at opening night in Las Vegas, and even with a few missteps, I thought it was the greatest rock show I'd ever seen.  Including ZooTV and all.  That is until 360, but that's a whole different era and tech, but the POP show in tiny Vegas stadium or whatever they call it today, was truly spectacular. Loved that era of U2.  Balls out! 

And now it's, 'You're the best thing about me...'  Ugh...  Please play 'Please' on this tour!
Some people are never f****** happy. I think this album is some of the most joyous and enjoyable work the band has ever done. They are 4 men comfortable in their own skin and happy with their lives and they aren't afraid to tell the world how they feel. Then along comes little keyboard warrior CLarryG with his/her 'ugh' comments and insinuating that everything was better 20 years ago. In 20 years time this same cat will be referencing SOE all misty eyed and saying it was 'better times'. Some people are just obsessed with reminiscing and feel the need to compare everything with something in the distant past. How about just enjoying things for what they are? Why does it all need to be a contest?

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There is a new website for people that literally spew hate for U2.   I doubt that’s the case for him or he wouldn’t still be here.  Peace.

Spew hate?  WOW.  That is definitely not the case here.  Massive fan of U2.  Been to 35 shows over the last 30 years.  Their music is the soundtrack to my life as it is too so many others.  Got me through my wife's death when I was on the edge of abyss.  Nothing but love for them.  Have worked out with Larry, (couldn't be nicer) total respect.  But it doesn't mean I have to like every single song and it so happens YTBTAM is just one of those tracks.  Love, LOH, RFD, TLTYGA, BOYH. Just meant I'd prefer to hear PLEASE.  Sorry if I put anyone's panties in a wad.  Have a nice day.
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News and Rumors / Re: Four Vinyl Reissues?
« Last post by morph on February 19, 2018, 02:34:01 PM »
Sounds tasty! Some Pop era rarities would be nice too.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's social media page goes "Pop"
« Last post by Rasmus on February 19, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
Pop is a masterpiece.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Favourite Non-Album tracks
« Last post by hollywoodswag on February 19, 2018, 02:02:31 PM »
Lady With the Spinning Head *****
Where Did It All Go Wrong? *****
Blow Your House Down *****
Speed of Life
Desert of Our Love
Sweetest Thing
Salome
A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel *****
HMTMKMKM
Spanish Eyes
Deep in the Heart
A Celebration
Neon Lights *****

The ***** songs are songs I feel that aren't only favorite non-album tracks, but, in my opinion, some of the best songs U2 has ever written. Where Did It All Go Wrong? is my personal favorite, narrowly edging out LWTSH.
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News and Rumors / Re: Four Vinyl Reissues?
« Last post by JonD on February 19, 2018, 01:47:00 PM »
I have all the albums (including Passengers- I count it as U2 lol) on vinyl and will likely pick up the reissues. I only play Pop (and the other 1st print vinyl) on special occasions so having these will be great. Full disclosure- I found Pop in a bargain bin in 1998 and bought every new album for cover price on vinyl since - even before I had a record player. Lol. My wife laughed at me for that fact for years! Let the needle drop and the music begin!
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Songs Of Experience sales in the United States
« Last post by wons on February 19, 2018, 12:55:00 PM »
Here is how the new U2 album, Songs Of Experience, has done in the United States to this point, the 11th week:

Each week of sales so far, with chart position and sales.

01. (#1) 179,772
02. (#6) 32,307
03. (#19) 21,234
04. (#19) 14,028
05. (#23) 5,717
06. (#23) 4,310
07. (#39) 3,549
08. (#57) 2,894
09. (#51) 3,584
10. (#52) 2,774
11. (#84) 2,119

Total sales after 11 weeks in the United States is 272,288. This includes BOTH physical and digital copies.

So a big drop down to #84 from #52, but in sales terms only a decline of 655 copies. On average, an album has to sell at least 1,100 copies to make the top 200 in any given week. Once again this includes BOTH physical and digital copies.
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