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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2014, 11:35:27 AM »
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I don't know...after one listen I'm still up in the air on it. It did keep me from rolling my eyes or spewing vitriol. I didn't hear anything that Larry or Adam could have been doing, but I'll take it from the thread that they're just buried in the mix. My biggest complaint is probably Bono's singing--lazy vocals, and more generic uplifting stuff. Hm. We'll see how I feel after a few more listens.

I think it is specifically FOR the mainstream. We here are NOT the mainstream. We like our boys like we know they can be. They are stuck on radio play. We need them to tour and ramp up the raw.  That's how we like them.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2014, 11:36:57 AM »
Average.

This track needs a meatier mix. Best thing U2 could do at this point is release new material with 2 or more versions so they can please us more tenured collective as well as the new pop kids...

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2014, 11:39:49 AM »
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Average.

This track needs a meatier mix. Best thing U2 could do at this point is release new material with 2 or more versions so they can please us more tenured collective as well as the new pop kids...

Absolutely. The video making of Invisible shows more meat. We are all carnivores when it comes to our band!  :)

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2014, 11:42:31 AM »
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I don't know...after one listen I'm still up in the air on it. It did keep me from rolling my eyes or spewing vitriol. I didn't hear anything that Larry or Adam could have been doing, but I'll take it from the thread that they're just buried in the mix. My biggest complaint is probably Bono's singing--lazy vocals, and more generic uplifting stuff. Hm. We'll see how I feel after a few more listens.

I think it is specifically FOR the mainstream. We here are NOT the mainstream. We like our boys like we know they can be. They are stuck on radio play. We need them to tour and ramp up the raw.  That's how we like them.

Agree completely. Rock n roll is best when its raw, not computerized.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2014, 11:42:37 AM »
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I don't know...after one listen I'm still up in the air on it. It did keep me from rolling my eyes or spewing vitriol. I didn't hear anything that Larry or Adam could have been doing, but I'll take it from the thread that they're just buried in the mix. My biggest complaint is probably Bono's singing--lazy vocals, and more generic uplifting stuff. Hm. We'll see how I feel after a few more listens.

I agree, they do seem like generic uplifting lyrics from Bono.  And yes, Larry and Adam are buried in the mix and even the Edge doesn't seem to be playing much except for chiming away in the background.  It sounds like Bono alone with a drum machine and synthesizers.

City of Blinding Lights is a lot better, IMHO.  They have similar themes, but I can relate to the lyrics of COBL far more.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2014, 11:43:39 AM »
My test was that I wanted the new U2 sound to have rawness and passion - but this doesn't have either of those.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2014, 11:45:14 AM »
1. Too much Drum machine, seems like there is no need for Larry anymore(he is like in background in verses);
2. Good verses;
3. Chorus good, but is like climbing and doesnt get you there (needs the final word Invisible longer and on a higher note :)));
4. Too short, needs another verse/chorus.
5. Coda and Ending good.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2014, 11:46:52 AM »
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I don't know...after one listen I'm still up in the air on it. It did keep me from rolling my eyes or spewing vitriol. I didn't hear anything that Larry or Adam could have been doing, but I'll take it from the thread that they're just buried in the mix. My biggest complaint is probably Bono's singing--lazy vocals, and more generic uplifting stuff. Hm. We'll see how I feel after a few more listens.

I think it is specifically FOR the mainstream. We here are NOT the mainstream. We like our boys like we know they can be. They are stuck on radio play. We need them to tour and ramp up the raw.  That's how we like them.

Agree completely. Rock n roll is best when its raw, not computerized.

So, then, we agree that U2 is indeed a rock n roll band. (Starts another 300+ threads)

Of note how much the younger folks on here and on twitter seem to like this.

I like Alternative/Indie and computerized music too and that's mostly the stations I listen to and then add in Rock stations. However, I definitely realize I like my U2 rock style. Although, some would say Magnificent is computerized and I LOVE that! What a contradiction I am.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2014, 11:48:04 AM »
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My test was that I wanted the new U2 sound to have rawness and passion - but this doesn't have either of those.

The original lyrics from the making of video have more of this and even the snippets of it sound this way. I think they need a rock version of this released NOW!!

Didn't miryclay or someone say they should do a bunch of versions of the same song. I think this is a very good idea!

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2014, 11:54:55 AM »
I'm harking back to the good old days and listening to Get on Your Boots.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2014, 11:55:29 AM »
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I'm harking back to the good old days and listening to Get on Your Boots.

I liked that live too and don't hate it as much as most here.  :P

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2014, 11:58:29 AM »
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I'm harking back to the good old days and listening to Get on Your Boots.

I liked that live too and don't hate it as much as most here.  :P

I was being serious.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2014, 11:59:51 AM »
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I'm harking back to the good old days and listening to Get on Your Boots.

I liked that live too and don't hate it as much as most here.  :P

I was being serious.

GOYB did have that harder guitar.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2014, 12:00:43 PM »
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I'm harking back to the good old days and listening to Get on Your Boots.

I liked that live too and don't hate it as much as most here.  :P

I was being serious.

GOYB did have that harder guitar.

The lyrics are catchier, too.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2014, 12:01:22 PM »
^Shhhh.... We're at their party!