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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #60 on: February 01, 2010, 12:07:07 AM »
Even though I really liked End of The Century, it is certainly not the creative piece of work the NLOTH. The problem I think would be trying to classify NLOTH. Century is much more of a "rock" album and of course you have Lady Gaga over in the "pop" category. The thing that makes NLOTH so interesting is also what would make it hard to put in any category. I will say that I think Greenday succeed better in tying the songs in their album together in a theme or creating an "album" of related songs more so than U2 did in their effort to do the same thing.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2010, 12:44:15 AM »
meh...grammies are overrated....besides, pop music actually wins awards there.    ??? ??? ???     pop + awards =  ??? ??? ???


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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2010, 01:51:25 AM »
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meh...grammies are overrated....besides, pop music actually wins awards there.    ??? ??? ???     pop + awards =  ??? ??? ???


Oh come on! U2 have won a ridiculous amount of grammys. The reason NLOTH didn't win any was because no one in the non U2fan public knew any songs off it... it would looked TERRIBLE if nloth STILL won. Nloth is definitely the best album of the past two years IMO though..

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2010, 02:39:01 AM »
Guys, let's remember just this;

Achtung Baby won one grammy

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb won nine

...That in itself should pretty comprehensively disprove the idea of the Grammies are an indicator of quality.


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« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2010, 02:54:28 AM »
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Guys, let's remember just this;

Achtung Baby won one grammy

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb won nine

...That in itself should pretty comprehensively disprove the idea of the Grammies are an indicator of quality.


They are NOT an indicator of quality. above proof is perfect.
But nloth didn't win because of it's comercial failure.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2010, 03:34:03 AM »
I'm kinda happy U2 won 0 awards.  :)

To me, it's a good thing.

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« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2010, 03:46:03 AM »
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I'm kinda happy U2 won 0 awards.  :)

To me, it's a good thing.
why?

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2010, 05:57:11 AM »
They can't rest on their laurels anymore.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2010, 07:23:54 AM »
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Sadly I think the grammys have just become one big circle jerk...

Look at the last 10-20 years for example, the best albums...

Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, Santana, that Band of Brothers thing...

Hardly pushing the boundaries of music production.

In fact, in the same way that portraying a one-legged mentally ill holocaust victim will GUARANTEE you an Oscar, any sort of collaboration with a music legend, duets, or posthumous releases will win you a Grammy.

I'll go out on a limb and say that if Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan release an album next year of whale songs, it will win best album.





Dylan put out an album this year and it wasn't even nominated for best album.  Check your facts first before you make statements like that. 

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2010, 07:56:12 AM »
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random.. but did anyone else think Pink was AMAZING?


Yes!

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« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2010, 07:59:53 AM »
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Man, the Grammys suck something awful this year, both in terms of nominees and performances. At least last year we had U2 and Radiohead to liven things up.

Last year's U2 performance of GOYB at Grammys was not so great (horrible IMHO).    Therefore, NLOTH got no Grammy love this year.

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« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2010, 08:38:04 AM »
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random.. but did anyone else think Pink was AMAZING?


Yes!

I did think the stunt was impressive, however the whole time I was thinking "Is this the Grammys or Circus of the Stars?" I run hot and cold to Pink, I just didn't really care for that song. She can do so much better.

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« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2010, 08:43:50 AM »
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Man, the Grammys suck something awful this year, both in terms of nominees and performances. At least last year we had U2 and Radiohead to liven things up.

Last year's U2 performance of GOYB at Grammys was not so great (horrible IMHO).    Therefore, NLOTH got no Grammy love this year.
it didn't get any cause it didn't deserve any.

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2010, 08:50:00 AM »
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Since Use Somebody is a near-direct ripoff of several Snow Patrol and Coldplay songs, who are two U2 ripoffs themselves, these awards might as well have gone to U2.  :D :D :D ;)

Why stop there? By that logic it should have gone to the Beatles.

...seriously? Other then the Streets vid, how?

Yeah, that's a stretch.....other than "Window in the Skies", their "Happiness is a Warm Gun" cover, the Streets vid, and I think a few quickshots of Sgt Pepper Beatles in the "Real Thing" vid, I don't see much of a direct musical or lyrical influence from the Beatles to U2. Bono likes to refer to them as idols on occasion, and shows a clear affection for John Lennon, but any influence in my opinion should be viewed as indirectly inspirational in the general rock and roll band sense.

On the other hand, "Use Somebody" is almost exactly the same tune as "Open your Eyes" by Snow Patrol, which in itself is almost exactly the same tune as Streets.

forgot about "window in the skies ", that definitely has a Beatles sound to it.

And of course the "Helter Skelter" cover on RnH.  :)

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Re: U2's GRAMMY Awards results...
« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2010, 08:51:13 AM »
Honestly, I love U2 more than any band...

but NLOTH did not deserve best rock album of the year, and I'm really happy that 21st century breakdown won... that album was by far one of the greatest albums i've heard in a loooooong time.

Don't get me wrong, U2 is ten times better than Green Day, but I'm not gonna be naive and in denial