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I don't agree with my own rankings minutes after doing them.  But here's the grades I'd give them:

A+: Achtung Baby
A: The Joshua Tree
A-: Unforgettable Fire, ATYCLB, Zooropa, SOE
B+: Boy, October, War, Rattle and Hum, No Line, Pop
C+: Atomic Bomb, Songs of Innocence

Obviously this is all very personal.

I like this grading system, haven't seen it done that way on other threads.  Reminds me of school days but in a good way.  I think I will do my list (when I can settle on it) this way.
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Sorry, I wasn't very clear. But years ago Larry had said something along the lines of, none of U2 were irreplaceable, if one quit they'd just find someone else.

So I was thinking, at that moment when they thought there was a 70% chance of total vocal hemmorhage, was Larry still thinking, hey, another singer would fill Bono's shoes in U2 just fine?

But I'm not holding his feet to the fire or anything.


Weird he would say that. I wonder if he was kidding he has a strange sense of humor sometimes.

That would be especially weird for Larry to say since, when the band was young and unsigned, a record company offered to sign them if they got rid of the drummer. Bono and the others said no way.

I dont think U2 could lose any of the 4 of them and still be U2.


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I'm sure Malibu is full of hilly areas, so I don't see what's so creepy about describing Edge's home as being on a hill.  This thread has gotten unnecessarily contentious imo.

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The entire town of Malibu California was evacuated Friday night due to a spreading firestorm. Edge has a big house in Malibu California. Its up in a hilly area about 250 meters from the beach. There are some relatively empty clear lots to the side and in back of it, but the house itself is surrounded by trees. The empty lots with little or no trees could serve as a good fire break, but if the firestorm is powerful enough, that might not make any difference.


Its just incredible how fast these fires grow and how difficult it is to stop them and prevent the loss of property in so many areas in California.

There's a lot more detail written here than just a "hilly areas". 

"250 meters from the beach". "Relatively empty clear lots to the side and in back of it". "But the house itself is surrounded by trees".

That's not just a description saying "hilly areas".  This is creepy and very much stalkerish.
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News and Rumors / Re: More shows next year ?
« Last post by miryclay on Today at 04:47:01 AM »
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Adam did say in an earlier interview there might be shows in the later part of 2019...

If it happens, here's how I see it going down.

November 14th - July 2019... Break from U2.
Aug-Sep- rehearsals.
Oct-Nov- Arena run through Australia/NZ and the Pacific Rim, including first shows in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, etc. 

I would love to go Down Under with U2.

Ahem...well, er, Adam did say to the BBC (when touring the current set with them) he likes 'down and dirty'.  So, well...
which part of Oceania is unclean?

All of it.
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News and Rumors / Re: Article on technical aspects of the tour.
« Last post by BONO31 on Today at 04:41:05 AM »
What if U2 pay tribute to Stan LEE by playing "Boy falls from the sky" during Berlin Show ;D
It would be awesome!!!!
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News and Rumors / Re: More shows next year ?
« Last post by briscoetheque on Today at 03:17:53 AM »
Yes. I'm joking.

But thanks for the research!
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News and Rumors / Re: More shows next year ?
« Last post by dagobah on Today at 01:31:39 AM »
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We never know i would not be suprised if there is & they know there is money too be made down there & is it not 40 years nx year
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40 years since they last toured outside the US and Europe... Sounds about right.
Judging from edges comments I'd say no chance.
40 years?  One of you is joking, right?  According to U2gigs.com, U2 performed concerts:
-  in 2017 in Mexico, Columbia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil
-  in 2010 in Australia and New Zealand
-  in 2011 in South Africa, Chile, Argentina and Brazil
-  in 2006 in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina
-  in 1998 in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Japan and South Africa
-  etc, etc, etc
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Are u2 forums dying a death?
« Last post by dagobah on Today at 01:09:21 AM »
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Concerning the topic of this thread, my profile says I registered in December 2011.  Why do I have only 83 posts in 7 years?  It's very simple.  Time.  I have never understood how people have time to read so many posts . . . . . and then reply . . . . . several times a day.  Or even several times a week.  On a regular basis.  I am astounded that people have posted over 500 times.  I am not making a joke.  And yes . . . . . I realize some people have over 8,000 posts.

I get very frustrated when I initially read a 3-page thread . . . . . and then 1 week later, the thread is 17 pages!  Seriously?  Where do people find the time to post so many times?  From my perspective, I just don't know how people find the time to read so many forum posts and then reply multiple times . . . . . . when they have jobs (sometimes 2 jobs), spouses, kids, pets, food to cook, food to eat, dishes to wash, laundry, apartment/house to clean plus activities/events/exercise, 7 hours of sleep, etc.

Just the point that you are posting this diatribe is pretty revealing.  If you don't want to participate, then please don't.  But don't knock other people here who want to participate and have a discussion.  Your hypocrisy is stunning.
Ooops . . . . it looks like someone misinterpreted me.  My post does not say I don't want to participate.  It says I don't have time to participate as much as other people.  My post does not knock anyone.  Questioning how people find time in their schedule to participate . . . . . is not knocking them.  It's actually self-deprecating . . . . . because I can't manage my time as efficiently as other people.

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As someone who does not use Facebook and has never joined it . . . . . . .
I don't use Facebook either.  I just don't have time.  I think more and more people are spending more time on Internet stuff like Facebook.  When I am driving my bus at work and I am at a red light, I will glance at people in cars.  What are many of them doing?  Looking down at an iPhone-type device.  So are people walking in the crosswalk, walking on the sidewalk and even riding their bikes.  Are those people studying?  Are they doing something work-related?  No.  I know because I ask.  I actually ask complete strangers in public what are they checking out.  Most say Facebook although some say email or texting.  Concerning people who look at their iPhone-type devices while they are driving and their vehicle is actually moving . . . . . . for me, it's shocking to see drivers take this risk.  I guess I'm lucky I don't have a need/desire . . . . . . to almost constantly check something on the Internet.

As far as the @U2 forum is concerned, I'm very grateful it exists.  I'm actually surprised forums don't charge a small annual fee . . . . . something like $10/year.  That would be less than $1 per month.  To me, that seems reasonable.  I assume having a forum costs money.  I have no idea who pays for it.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Are u2 forums dying a death?
« Last post by ian ryan on Today at 12:38:12 AM »
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Cant see that happening as both very different places

How different can they be when they are both about U2? I can't think of any other place on the internet that is more similar to this than interference.com.

I cannot reiterate what singnomore said enough. Two very, very different organizations.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Are u2 forums dying a death?
« Last post by ian ryan on Today at 12:36:52 AM »
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As someone who does not use Facebook and has never joined it, I really don't like having a huge portion of our culture in general migrate to one platform, where they mine your information that you have willingly given up to them. I do think a lot of people just don't have time to spend hours on places like this, though I like that it's still here. I'm almost 54 years old and have been a U2 fan since 1984...I would rather have this here than having to join Facebook.

And were happy to have you 🙂
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