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Site News and Announcements / Re: @U2 Trivia Thursday
« Last post by jakethesnake on February 16, 2018, 01:20:34 PM »
What was the answer?  I'm very curious
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Site News and Announcements / Re: @U2 Trivia Thursday
« Last post by Hawkmoon2e on February 16, 2018, 11:40:36 AM »
Congratulations to Symon_1989 for  the correct answer! And a special shout-out to Talie for being the first one to get it, but offering the prize to the next person because of already owning the single.
The U2 community is alive and well!

Keep an eye on our News section (at the top of the forum homepage) and this thread for the next 3 Thursdays for a chance to win.

A couple things to remember
-Please remember to PM me the answer
-We’ll pick a different winner each time

Thanks for playing.
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Site News and Announcements / Re: @U2 Trivia Thursday
« Last post by tarheelmch on February 16, 2018, 11:07:01 AM »
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's social media page goes "Pop"
« Last post by miracle_al on February 16, 2018, 10:06:03 AM »
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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!

I was there, too, CLarryG.  It was an exciting night, and a great time to be a U2 fan.
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Site News and Announcements / Re: @U2 Trivia Thursday
« Last post by boy_chris51 on February 16, 2018, 09:06:31 AM »
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Last post by pan360 on February 16, 2018, 06:12:06 AM »
No Line on the Horizon (perfect with Soon, Winter – soundtrack version, I ‘ll go crazy – remix)
Songs of Experience
All that you can leave behind
Songs of innocence
How to dismantle an atomic bomb
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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2's social media page goes "Pop"
« Last post by Luzita on February 16, 2018, 05:59:20 AM »
Pop is my least favorite U2 album.


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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Favourite Non-Album tracks
« Last post by pan360 on February 16, 2018, 05:58:07 AM »
Love comes tumbling
Walk to the water
Unchained melody (cover song)
Salome
Lady with the spinning head
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Re-evaluating SOI: How does it stack up?
« Last post by boom boom on February 16, 2018, 05:42:54 AM »
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I fell in love at first listen with Songs of innocence. It's a killer album imho. I love it as much as All that you can't leave behind. I still listen to it on a daily basis. Iris, Cedarwood Road, Song for someone, Every Breaking Wave, The Miracle of Joey Ramone, The Troubles, etc. It is packed with masterpieces. Some people believe that it is overproduced, but I fail to see why.
It has a wide range of sounds that I associate with U2 (great vocals, searing guitars / bass, chiming sounds, energetic drums...overall a warm sound, powerful but light at the same time). I love the lyrics and the fact that many of the songs starts quietly before building up into a passion / a rage.

I didn't have the same experience with, well, Songs of Experience. It seemed a harder-to-get-into kind of album (it felt like what I would possibly perceive as "overproduced" with the vocoder/megaphone, emphatic choirs that remind me more of Coldplay than U2, and on top of that, the guitar sound which is sort of "muffled" or "turned down" a bit in the mix... ), but it has grown on me a lot lately. The good performances on drums, bass and vocals (plus the "trippy" guitar solo on Lights of home) do the trick. I'm not too keen on some of the lyrics, though (American Soul...). But The Little things that give you away is quintessential U2. Red Flag Day brings back the passion of the Boy / October era with excellent drums and bass (and sounds like The Cure a lot as well btw). Lights of home is unusual and beautiful. The Blackout is probably my favourite. Love is bigger has good oh oh parts to sing along... I can imagine all of these songs sounding great live.
However, I still find Love is all we have left very difficult to get into.
I agree, and also loved SOI on first listen and not so much SOE.  I also agree that for all the complaints that SOI was over-produced, I think that SOE is even more over-produced.

I also think that SOI is more rockier an album and SOE  has a more softer sound and feel to it, which has me wondering where did the Edge go on this album.  I know he is a minimalist guitar player in style, but he really disappeared on this album.

Lyrically I think the album is stronger than SOI slightly but doesn't back it up with the sound and feel.
Too many light feeling songs on it like Summer of Love, Landlady, Little things.  Also agree not really big on Love is all we have left,  just goes nowhere.  Album should have started off with Lights of Home.

Basically this album just sounds a bit tame and doesn't have that rock feel.  Maybe they chose the wrong mixes or just the production making it sound that way.

Hope on the next album they go a bit harder in sound.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Concerts of 2018
« Last post by Samdoyle1987 on February 16, 2018, 03:04:39 AM »
I am going to see liam Gallagher in malahide castle on June 15, I am also seeing his big brother noel in the 3arena in may. I am going to see aslan in the iveagh gardens in July, and then u2 in the 3 arena in November. Can't wait! I have already seen u2 in croke park 2017, but this will be my first time seeing them indoors. I have seen aslan before, I have seen noel supporting u2 and I have never seen liam before.if I could only go to one of these concerts, I would pick u2 for sure.
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