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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #75 on: December 03, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »
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where do some people get the idea that radiohead could not care less about mainstream success thats rubbish afterall being successful in the mainstream is the ultimate proof of how great your music is
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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2012, 10:27:12 AM »
If radiohead was playing in my bathroom I'd close the door and turn off the power.

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« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2012, 11:01:36 AM »
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U2 vs Sgt Slaughter 2/3 falls, no DQ. Book it.

I'd rather see them face Rickie Steamboat.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2012, 11:20:41 AM »
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U2 vs Sgt Slaughter 2/3 falls, no DQ. Book it.

I'd rather see them face Rickie Steamboat.


Steamboat was way to quick for Bono.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #79 on: December 03, 2012, 11:22:51 AM »
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U2 vs Sgt Slaughter 2/3 falls, no DQ. Book it.

I'd rather see them face Rickie Steamboat.


Steamboat was way to quick for Bono.

Iron Sheik?

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #80 on: December 03, 2012, 11:33:21 AM »
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I'm a huge Radiohead fan and certainly label them as one of my favorite bands. I think they're brilliant but I can also understand why some people don't connect with them. It took me a few years to really appreciate them and what they're doing. I admire U2 for aiming big and wanting to connect with people; I also admire the way Radiohead continues to defy convention and couldn't care less about mainstream success. I think both aspirations have their merits; they just work in two very different ways.

U2 is still my favorite band and I can listen to their music at any time. As much as I love Radiohead, I do have to be in a certain mood to listen to them. Kid A is fantastic, but not something I can just throw on at random.

Perfect. Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #81 on: December 03, 2012, 11:39:56 AM »
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U2 vs Sgt Slaughter 2/3 falls, no DQ. Book it.

I'd rather see them face Rickie Steamboat.


Steamboat was way to quick for Bono.

Iron Sheik?

Nah, Sheik's crazy, he'd kill him, we can't have that. Khali is more Bono's speed.

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I'm a huge Radiohead fan and certainly label them as one of my favorite bands. I think they're brilliant but I can also understand why some people don't connect with them. It took me a few years to really appreciate them and what they're doing. I admire U2 for aiming big and wanting to connect with people; I also admire the way Radiohead continues to defy convention and couldn't care less about mainstream success. I think both aspirations have their merits; they just work in two very different ways.

U2 is still my favorite band and I can listen to their music at any time. As much as I love Radiohead, I do have to be in a certain mood to listen to them. Kid A is fantastic, but not something I can just throw on at random.

Perfect. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Yes, bravo!
« Last Edit: December 03, 2012, 12:16:16 PM by Bads316 »

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #82 on: December 03, 2012, 12:08:01 PM »
I don't understand how some U2 fans can not get over the fact that many U2 fans love Radiohead's music. It's ridiculous. My list of favorite bands includes U2, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Elbow, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Verve, REM, Prince, Primal Scream, Florence & The Machine, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Stone Roses, The Clash, The White Stripes. And many more. Apart from a couple - all totally different sounds and styles.

I would go insane if I listened to only one type of music. Its totally ok to like different bands and totally ok to have favorites. Just beacuse U2 are my favorite, doesn't mean I like anyone else any less. My answer to the threads question is who cares. U2 are best at what they produce, Radiohead are best at what they produce.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #83 on: December 03, 2012, 01:08:46 PM »
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being successful in the mainstream is the ultimate proof of how great your music is

Yes. One Direction's new album (which sold 1 million copies worldwide in its first week) was the apex of music greatness in 2012

 ;)

thank you for pointin this out. his argument is straight Jickian logic. makes me vomit a lil in my mouth thinking sales=talent.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2012, 01:44:50 PM »
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being successful in the mainstream is the ultimate proof of how great your music is

Yes. One Direction's new album (which sold 1 million copies worldwide in its first week) was the apex of music greatness in 2012

 ;)

thank you for pointin this out. his argument is straight Jickian logic. makes me vomit a lil in my mouth thinking sales=talent.

x2. There are a few pushing this train of thought, I'd love for one of you to explain it to me.
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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2012, 02:02:59 PM »
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I don't understand how some U2 fans can not get over the fact that many U2 fans love Radiohead's music. It's ridiculous. My list of favorite bands includes U2, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Elbow, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Verve, REM, Prince, Primal Scream, Florence & The Machine, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, The Stone Roses, The Clash, The White Stripes. And many more. Apart from a couple - all totally different sounds and styles.

I would go insane if I listened to only one type of music. Its totally ok to like different bands and totally ok to have favorites. Just beacuse U2 are my favorite, doesn't mean I like anyone else any less. My answer to the threads question is who cares. U2 are best at what they produce, Radiohead are best at what they produce.

A hundred percent agree.

Two of my top 5 bands ever, Justice and Daft Punk, are House!

Variety is the great thing about music. There always is something for everybody.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #86 on: December 03, 2012, 06:09:18 PM »
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Well, Radiohead is the messiah of the nerdy indy lovers. They are certainly better than Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Fun, LMFAO, Adele, etc., but they are not nearly as good as U2 and they probably don't deserve such a comparison at all. They will always be worshiped and loved in the small bubble of indy world, but outside that bubble most people couldn't tell you anything the band sings except maybe Creep which after nearly 20 years continues to be their most recognized, and for most people, only known song in the United States.

I agree 100%.

I have no issue with Radiohead fans liking U2. It is only natural to like U2, after all they are the best in their craft up to this day.

What puzzles me are U2 fans who gravitate towards Radiohead because U2 are not "alternative" enough or have become "sellouts."  U2 were never designed to be an alternative band, except for Zooropa which they purposely made that way and won a Grammy for it.  For all of their career, U2 are a mainstream pop/rock band.  Some just cannot accept this reality.

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #87 on: December 03, 2012, 06:14:31 PM »
No wonder people hate U2

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #88 on: December 03, 2012, 06:33:33 PM »
Why? All band forums have a few resident trolls. 

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Re: U2 vs Radiohead
« Reply #89 on: December 03, 2012, 06:41:30 PM »
And a resident angry old man.