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Offline Bads316

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5 star review
« on: February 15, 2009, 12:32:41 PM »
The review isnt out yet, but on the back of The Telegraph today there is a huge advert for nloth with a quote from Q magazine that says 'their greatest album' 5 stars - Oh yeah!!!!!



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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 12:39:14 PM »
That is cool!! Q are normally positive about u2 but like so many reviewers reluctant to give 5 stars as it puts there neck on the line. Any Oasis fans on here will remember q giving 'Be here now' 5 stars and eventually getting hammered for it so for them to do it for a u2 album i think shows this album to be really special!!

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 12:43:38 PM »
Well it seems every revier likes them, but will we?

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 12:48:53 PM »
"their greatest album"....hhhmmm, this is getting better everyday.

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 03:32:01 PM »
bloody hell, these 2 weeks can't come quick enough

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 03:44:37 PM »
To be honest Q is the only music magazine I read so for NLOTH to get 5 stars is great!!

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 03:46:04 PM »
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"their greatest album"....hhhmmm, this is getting better everyday.

They say that about every album!

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 03:52:45 PM »
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"their greatest album"....hhhmmm, this is getting better everyday.

They say that about every album!

they've never said that, its only the third U2 album that Q have given 5 stars to, alongside JT & AB!!!! 

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 03:58:28 PM »
I can see the key to the Album is wether the review likes Magnificent and Moment of Surrender.

The rest of the reviews have been pretty consistent on the other songs.

Some think Magnificent and MOS work and therefore give 5 stars and some reviews think they don't work therefore give 3 stars.

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 04:07:31 PM »
I've only heard Get On Your Boots so far, as I'm saving the rest of the album until its fully available... not just short clips or alternate takes...


That being said...


Even if every song I haven't heard yet is a perfect classic, the album still contains Get On Your Boots, and therefore is immediately disqualified for 5-star status.

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 04:12:00 PM »
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I've only heard Get On Your Boots so far, as I'm saving the rest of the album until its fully available... not just short clips or alternate takes...


That being said...


Even if every song I haven't heard yet is a perfect classic, the album still contains Get On Your Boots, and therefore is immediately disqualified for 5-star status.

what he said........

Four and a half at best, would put it up there with Pop, TUF and AB...........

There's only one 5-star album in the U2 collection, well, that's 5 start swhen compared to the rest of the U2 catalog anyway.

There's more if you put it up against mediocrity like Day and Age, Only by the night or Viva la Vida


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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 04:13:27 PM »
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I've only heard Get On Your Boots so far, as I'm saving the rest of the album until its fully available... not just short clips or alternate takes...


That being said...


Even if every song I haven't heard yet is a perfect classic, the album still contains Get On Your Boots, and therefore is immediately disqualified for 5-star status.

dont be a hog-head

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 04:14:06 PM »
If 'Q' gives it five stars I am really excited. 'Q' reviews are always interesting and accurate. ATYCLB & B got 4 stars, so it must be better than those.

I never see many 5 stars in 'Q' magazines. Just for the record, here are some other albums 'Q' gave 5 stars for -

X & Y,
Favourite Worst Nightmare
Black Holes and Revelations
JT
AB
Be Here Now


All these (apart from 'Be Here Now') deserve 5 stars. 'Q' obviously got as caught up with the Oasis hype as everyone else in 1997.

Anyone know any other albums that got 5 stars ?  




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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2009, 04:19:36 PM »
X and Y didn't deserve 5 stars

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2009, 04:19:59 PM »
and here we are, in one thread moaning about 3 stars and in this one explaining why it shouldn't get 5, and none of you have heard it! Judge Boots within its context - pretty much every review has said its a welcome bit of fun & energy half-way in.