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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #105 on: February 01, 2010, 12:46:57 PM »
If Taylor Swift is was earns a Grammy nowadays, I hope U2 never gets another one.  I'd never heard her before until last night.  She was flat and had no color to her voice. If she auditioned for me, she wouldn't get a call back.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #106 on: February 01, 2010, 01:05:37 PM »
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They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

Exactly!  :)

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #107 on: February 01, 2010, 01:20:11 PM »
I think people may be over-optimistic in reading that this will show U2 not to rest on their laurels, since NLOTH was hardly that.

All I'm saying is, look what happened the LAST time they made an album that didn't sell as well and was spurned by some critics (Although NLOTH, like Pop, has also recieved HUGE and well-deserved acclaim for others) and awards. NLOTH was the first time since Pop they really went outside their comfort zone even a bit- this could easily force them right back in.

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« Reply #108 on: February 01, 2010, 01:25:37 PM »
I wish people would give U2 some credit.  They're not idiots you know.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #109 on: February 01, 2010, 01:28:51 PM »
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I wish people would give U2 some credit.  They're not idiots you know.

exactly they are the worlds biggest rock band they are allowed what some people call a blip personally i think every album has its positives and negatives

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #110 on: February 01, 2010, 01:31:03 PM »
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I think people may be over-optimistic in reading that this will show U2 not to rest on their laurels, since NLOTH was hardly that.

All I'm saying is, look what happened the LAST time they made an album that didn't sell as well and was spurned by some critics (Although NLOTH, like Pop, has also recieved HUGE and well-deserved acclaim for others) and awards. NLOTH was the first time since Pop they really went outside their comfort zone even a bit- this could easily force them right back in.

And therein lieth the U2 Dilemma, Patent Pending. Go adventurous and experimental and risk losing fans, or play it safe and gain new ones while alienating the hardcore fanbase.  U2 knows what they're doing. This time they had songs of both kinds on one album. Worked for me and 4 million others. But even if it worked for 100 others they followed their muse.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #111 on: February 01, 2010, 02:16:50 PM »
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They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

Exactly!  :)

I really don't think they were sitting on their laurels with NLOTH. If they had put out another HTDAAB, then that would have been laurel sitting. They tried something different. They didn't go for the obvious.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #112 on: February 01, 2010, 02:21:53 PM »
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They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

Exactly!  :)

I really don't think they were sitting on their laurels with NLOTH. If they had put out another HTDAAB, then that would have been laurel sitting. They tried something different. They didn't go for the obvious.

U2 have never released an album that sounds like it's predecessor.  That's part of their greatness.




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« Reply #113 on: February 01, 2010, 02:39:43 PM »
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They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

Exactly!  :)

I really don't think they were sitting on their laurels with NLOTH. If they had put out another HTDAAB, then that would have been laurel sitting. They tried something different. They didn't go for the obvious.

U2 have never released an album that sounds like it's predecessor.  That's part of their greatness.

In 2001, I would have agreed with this statement.  Now, I don't.

Especially in terms of its singles, HTDAAB is a rehash of ATYCLB:  Vertigo = Elevation, SYCMIOYO = SIAMYCGOO.

No Line is essentially The Unforgetable Fire without the singles, or the Passengers album without the cajones.

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« Reply #114 on: February 01, 2010, 02:48:19 PM »
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They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

Exactly!  :)

I really don't think they were sitting on their laurels with NLOTH. If they had put out another HTDAAB, then that would have been laurel sitting. They tried something different. They didn't go for the obvious.

U2 have never released an album that sounds like it's predecessor.  That's part of their greatness.

In 2001, I would have agreed with this statement.  Now, I don't.

Especially in terms of its singles, HTDAAB is a rehash of ATYCLB:  Vertigo = Elevation, SYCMIOYO = SIAMYCGOO.

No Line is essentially The Unforgetable Fire without the singles, or the Passengers album without the cajones.
If It's Passengers (which I actually find an insult to that sometimes brilliant album) than it's Passengers without the balls, creativity and the honesty. Passengers is U2's superior electronic experimental album. It's a band at the height of their creativity. ATYCLB, BOMB and No line is a band at their lowest point of creativity. Bomb and No line are actually the most directionless U2 albums around. Behind at least has the big toning down and selling out and beggin on their knees for their fans to come back, populism factor going for it. And that's a compliment.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #115 on: February 01, 2010, 02:51:27 PM »
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They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

Exactly!  :)

I really don't think they were sitting on their laurels with NLOTH. If they had put out another HTDAAB, then that would have been laurel sitting. They tried something different. They didn't go for the obvious.

U2 have never released an album that sounds like it's predecessor.  That's part of their greatness.

In 2001, I would have agreed with this statement.  Now, I don't.

Especially in terms of its singles, HTDAAB is a rehash of ATYCLB:  Vertigo = Elevation, SYCMIOYO = SIAMYCGOO.

No Line is essentially The Unforgetable Fire without the singles, or the Passengers album without the cajones.

I don't think we've been listening to the same albums ???

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« Reply #116 on: February 01, 2010, 04:05:34 PM »
Wow, this ones a real mindbender. Probly for the band themselves a lot more so.
Yeah I find No Line a half step in the right direction, but it really isn't enough for a statement of musical bravura or courage for me at least.

I was able to enjoy No Line far more than the last two (serious midlife crisis to need 2 albums to bounce back), but was baffled by the inclusion of some overbaked leftover feeling stuff like Breathe and Stand Up Comedy and underdeveloped throwaway like Being Born. Not to mention hearing the snippets of original jams from Fez, which had real life in them compared to what made it onto the album.
Once again, U2 are in the position where they can go into full throttle experimentation, no one will mistake them for another band...

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #117 on: February 01, 2010, 04:07:27 PM »
It's like NLOTH is one step forward, 2 steps back. *shrugs*

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2010, 04:41:19 PM »
The next album better be good. (although after three very mediocre albums in a row I doubt it)

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #119 on: February 01, 2010, 04:42:23 PM »
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