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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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Offline SDD3000

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #180 on: January 29, 2014, 10:28:03 AM »
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This just surfaced not U2 is it?


I don't think it is... They are wearing pink lipstick for starters : )

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #181 on: January 29, 2014, 02:35:58 PM »
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Still don't get the love for Mercy all these years later. It's everything that is disappointing about 00s U2. It's saccharine, meandering, self-indulgent nonsense if you ask me. To each their own, but I do wonder at the love that it gets.

Agree. It just meanders along. A long build up to an underwhelming chorus.

It's a terrible example of 00s U2 by numbers IMO - it just goes nowhere and takes too long to do so

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #182 on: January 29, 2014, 03:32:55 PM »
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Still don't get the love for Mercy all these years later. It's everything that is disappointing about 00s U2. It's saccharine, meandering, self-indulgent nonsense if you ask me. To each their own, but I do wonder at the love that it gets.

I think its beautiful. Reminds me of the Unforgettable Fire.

Its a meandering mess that goes nowhere instrumentally.  The Edge's phrasing is very predictable and his solo is GARBAGE.  Moreover, Bono's lyrics are VERY cliche which is typical for the 00's era ("you put the blue back in my eye"). 

Those of you expecting lyrics that are of the quality of AB or UF I wouldn't hold my breath... Best we can hope for is that Bono avoids grammatical errors and that The Edge carries him through the high notes well.

I'm really hoping that The Edge shows up big here... His 00's era guitar contributions for the most part have been underwhelming save a few exceptions.   

 

I don't see where the mess would be. There is a very beautiful simplicity to the song. It gradually builds, and is nearly the longest song U2 have ever recorded. The lyrics, singing, guitar and bass have a powerful uplifting tone and it ranks up there in excitement, spiritual and emotional movement as any song from the Unforgettable Fire or songs like Where The Streets Have No Name. Its definitely on the same level or plane as U2's most uplifting songs. Its probably the best thing they have recorded since the 1980s.


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Notice that even though it has never been released, it has half a million views and 1,216 likes vs only 17 dislikes on youtube. Its safe to say that the vast majority of U2 fans like this song.

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #183 on: January 29, 2014, 03:53:25 PM »
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Notice that even though it has never been released, it has half a million views and 1,216 likes vs only 17 dislikes on youtube. Its safe to say that the vast majority of U2 fans like this song.

Or, it's an obscure unreleased U2 song that most people wouldn't even find unless they were looking for it, and those that dislike it don't bother seeking it out.

The Likes Vs. Dislikes on YouTube don't really mean anything.
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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #184 on: January 29, 2014, 03:58:55 PM »
Those that find it average probably wouldn't bother to rate it.. half a million minus 1200 is probably that number

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #185 on: January 29, 2014, 04:18:27 PM »
zzzzzzzzzzzzz wake me up when something interesting happens

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« Reply #186 on: January 29, 2014, 04:20:06 PM »
Set your alarm for four days from now :)

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Re: Old songs on the new album?
« Reply #187 on: January 31, 2014, 09:26:23 PM »
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I think they should expand on Soon and turn it into a fully-finished song, then release it. I love it.

Yes but only add another verse. Don't change anything else.