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Offline evel12314

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2009, 04:29:22 PM »
And also, his descriptions of the songs still make them sound good.  :P

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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2009, 05:44:52 PM »
Let this thread go! Its ONE man's opinion. The only review that matters to me? MINE!  :)

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2009, 08:41:47 PM »
Are we sure this wasn't from Pitchfork? someone has probably asked this already ...

some of it is quite humorous and it made me wonder if it wasn't Henry Rollins punching the keys.

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2009, 08:53:22 PM »
Well, if it was humorous Henry Rollins played no part in it.


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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2009, 09:07:45 PM »
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Well, if it was humorous Henry Rollins played no part in it.


I second that...

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2009, 09:08:01 PM »
It was some Bogan from Bondi

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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2009, 09:21:16 PM »
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This seems to be a very fair assessment of the album.  There seems to be way too many sounds on it that U2 can never play live as a four piece band.

Cheers,

J


J, you really are a pessimist. As noted in other posts, U2 always have 'many sounds' on all their albums. Even JT - the Classic Album series on JT shows how Edge plays two guitar tracks on WTSHNN. The song isn't half as good with just the one track (WOWY the same).

When U2 play live, they use backing tracks for a lot of their sounds.

As for Andrew P Street; he is from my where I used to live. I know him (he used to be a musco himself,  but wasn't that good). If you check out his myspace page you'll see an extensive list of his fav bands. U2 aren't on it, so I am not surprised with this review. (Plus he has always been a bit of a smart ar$e too).

I got more positives than negatives from reading it. That said - I'm selfish. I don't care what others think of the album, only what I think. And I'll find out at month's end.

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2009, 09:34:12 PM »
Like I said, some Bogan from Bondi.

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2009, 03:38:02 AM »

Well, he's heard it and we haven't.

He doesn't like it much - who cares.

They're just a band who make music and millions of pounds out of appearing to be profound. I'd put money on this - It's probably the usual U2 story. Sometimes great but mostly average music backed up by a MASSIVE marketing campaign.

Now then, get your cash out...


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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2009, 10:54:21 AM »
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5. 'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight'
There are two ways that a song with this title should go. The first and most obvious is a Bon Jovi/Poison good time blues-rock party anthem, with a kick-ass guitar solo (preferably heralded with Jon Bon Jovi

Apparently if you give a song a title, it should go in a certain direction. If "Get On Your Boots" had been exactly the same, but titled "You Don't Know", it would've been a classic. Obviously.

Also, note my italicisation, and let the in-jokes begin...

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2009, 03:46:35 PM »
Lucky they didn't name a song - My obsessive Perversion!

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2009, 05:44:32 PM »
Maybe they shoulda named it "Beautiful Boots" or "You look beautiful In Them Boots"!  :-[ Bono sure tries hard to fit the word Beautiful in every song these days!  :D

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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2009, 05:59:18 PM »
He does go on with a refrain about

"You don't know how beautiful you are?"


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Re: A First (Hopefully Last!) Scathing Review Of NLOTH
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2009, 06:36:39 PM »
yeah..He could write a song about...getting your period and he'd still manage to get 'beautiful' in there somehow  :-\