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Which of these songs do you WANT to see on the new album?

Every Breaking Wave
90 (28.4%)
North Star
41 (12.9%)
Mercy
55 (17.4%)
Soon
32 (10.1%)
Return of the Stingray Guitar
36 (11.4%)
Glastonbury
17 (5.4%)
None of the above thank you very much
46 (14.5%)

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2013, 11:59:31 AM »
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"Doesn't matter as long as its good"



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Doesn't matter to me JT. If the release an album that includes the six songs on this poll, that will leave room for what 5-6 new ones? After 4 years I want 11-12 new ones, a new, fresh and cohesive sounding body of work that proves to me the band can excite me once again after all these years.

I will be very, very let down if these old, and to be honest sub standard songs are included in the next release. No matter how good the newer songs are.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2013, 12:34:04 PM »
Seems to me that non edgy dull MOR U2 is the most popular U2 on this forum.

I want the band to rediscover their balls and challenge me again - Mercy, EBW and North Star aren't going to do that. My biggest fear with the new album is that the band continue on the path they have been on for the last ten years plus - maybe the old dog is just out of new tricks....

Watching Glastonbury coverage right now and seen a couple of bands ive never heard of who have that edge, that hunger, and sound urgent, fresh and innovative - thing is they arent 50 odd year old multi millionaires - when i compare that to EBW and Mercy its like comparing fat vegas elvis to the elvis who changed the game. U2 need to pull out something a lot better on every level to these 00's leftovers.



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« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2013, 12:48:35 PM »
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I want the band to rediscover their balls and challenge me again - Mercy, EBW and North Star aren't going to do that. My biggest fear with the new album is that the band continue on the path they have been on for the last ten years plus - maybe the old dog is just out of new tricks....

Watching Glastonbury coverage right now and seen a couple of bands ive never heard of who have that edge, that hunger, and sound urgent, fresh and innovative - thing is they arent 50 odd year old multi millionaires - when i compare that to EBW and Mercy its like comparing fat vegas elvis to the elvis who changed the game. U2 need to pull out something a lot better on every level to these 00's leftovers.

BOOM!

Agreed.

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« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2013, 02:37:38 PM »
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Seems to me that non edgy dull MOR U2 is the most popular U2 on this forum.

I want the band to rediscover their balls and challenge me again - Mercy, EBW and North Star aren't going to do that. My biggest fear with the new album is that the band continue on the path they have been on for the last ten years plus - maybe the old dog is just out of new tricks....

Watching Glastonbury coverage right now and seen a couple of bands ive never heard of who have that edge, that hunger, and sound urgent, fresh and innovative - thing is they arent 50 odd year old multi millionaires - when i compare that to EBW and Mercy its like comparing fat vegas elvis to the elvis who changed the game. U2 need to pull out something a lot better on every level to these 00's leftovers.




Nail on the head here.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2013, 03:04:47 PM »
So a sitar and rapping are in order then??  ;D

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« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2013, 03:08:11 PM »
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So a sitar and rapping are in order then??  ;D

It's all about the harp and the moog, man!

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« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2013, 06:01:32 PM »
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Seems to me that non edgy dull MOR U2 is the most popular U2 on this forum.

Well obviously most people don't think that the songs we've heard are in fact "non edgy dull". :)

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« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2013, 06:09:50 PM »
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Seems to me that non edgy dull MOR U2 is the most popular U2 on this forum.

Well obviously most people don't think that the songs we've heard are in fact "non edgy dull". :)

I'm just trying to figure out what "MOR" means.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #38 on: June 29, 2013, 06:13:10 PM »
None. But if i had to see any of them on there, i'd want EBW and Soon.

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« Reply #39 on: June 29, 2013, 06:17:25 PM »
MOR. Middle of the road. Boring dull rubbish That Grammy voters like.

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« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2013, 06:20:46 PM »
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MOR. Middle of the road. Boring dull rubbish That Grammy voters like.

How bizarre to define your view of quality by what other people like or don't like.

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« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2013, 06:21:42 PM »
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MOR. Middle of the road. Boring dull rubbish That Grammy voters like.

Yeah thats about it - although the Grammy bit is a different slant on it.

For me middle of the road - is safe, unadventurous music, that lacks an edge.

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« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2013, 06:32:01 PM »
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MOR. Middle of the road. Boring dull rubbish That Grammy voters like.

How bizarre to define your view of quality by what other people like or don't like.

I can't speak for JTB, but my guess is that he's simply noting the overlap of safe music and the kind of music that often wins Grammies. For my part, I would hope that Burton wouldn't put his name on anything that smacked of safety or a complete lack of edginess.

So the big question is how hard he pushed, and how much the band resisted.
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« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2013, 06:38:20 PM »
^

Exactly.

See Eric Clapton Unplugged beating Achtung Baby.


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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #44 on: June 29, 2013, 06:39:25 PM »
Eric Clapton's ace when he's plugged in to the mains.