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Offline mdmomof7

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #90 on: February 02, 2014, 02:06:49 PM »
QOSA are boring live. Jack White is not even in the same category as U2.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #91 on: February 02, 2014, 02:08:03 PM »
Really dig the restrained outro. The chorus is almost a straight rip of the pre-chorus in Kite... especially that "you know" part. Got so sick of the muffled drum recording that dominated most of the other 2000s albums that I really don't mind the drum machine sound. Nothing absolutely mind-blowing here but definitely in a positive direction for me.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #92 on: February 02, 2014, 02:11:13 PM »
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Whilst invisible is an ok song - it does make me wonder if u2 will ever be truly great again. . .

Just had my ipod on shuffle and invisible came on in a run of 5 songs:

Queens of the Stoneage - No one knows
The White Stripes - Black Math
The Strokes - Heart in a Cage
U2 - Invisible
Smashing Pumpkins - Ava Adore

The U2 song in my view is easily the weakest of the 5 and sounds 'weedy' amongst them - for me that shouldnt be the case.

I dont hate the song - its an ok song, but is it one fitting for a band as revered as u2?

I guess that's up for the listener to decide. That's why I find music a great outlet.

Personally I really like it but I get why some don't

Im not slating it - its average to me, but no more.

I actually think they have put it through their 'mainstream filter' and polished away the rawness and in turn stunted the power and emotion, that if allowed to come through and if there was just a touch more fire or it was a bit meatier - it would be a good maybe even very good return.

It just seems u2 are playing within themselves or some boundary they have set - it sounds subdued - like it could be a beast but they wont let it be.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #93 on: February 02, 2014, 02:12:20 PM »
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Nothing absolutely mind-blowing here but definitely in a positive direction for me.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #94 on: February 02, 2014, 02:16:58 PM »
I'm amazed that 75% of the members polled think it's either superb or good.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #95 on: February 02, 2014, 02:27:58 PM »
Got it. The overall guitar is Coldplayish. The solo Edge work is Killersish. Okay, now I get where I'm feeling them.

Great workout song!

Bono's vocals - so good!

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #96 on: February 02, 2014, 02:30:34 PM »
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Bono's vocals - so good!

None of the words or phrases jump out or paint a vivid picture.  It's oh-so-generic.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #97 on: February 02, 2014, 02:32:51 PM »
Good. Nothing earth shattering, but nothing terrible.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #98 on: February 02, 2014, 02:42:04 PM »
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Bono's vocals - so good!

None of the words or phrases jump out or paint a vivid picture.  It's oh-so-generic.

That would be the lyrics you speak of and I disagree.

I'm more than you know, a body and soul
you don't see me but you will, I'm not INVISIBLE!

Hello?

Fits VERY well with their origins and the back story AND for Africa! Well done!

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2014, 02:42:25 PM »
I don't see how people say theres no substance to this song, maybe its not quite what some had hoped for, but I love the sound and direction here. The vocals are better than anything on the last 3 albums imo and the lyrics while not their "best" are certainly up there for me.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2014, 02:45:50 PM »
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Bono's vocals - so good!

None of the words or phrases jump out or paint a vivid picture.  It's oh-so-generic.

That would be the lyrics you speak of and I disagree.

I'm more than you know, a body and soul
you don't see me but you will, I'm not INVISIBLE!

Hello?

Fits VERY well with their origins and the back story AND for Africa! Well done!

Nah, they don't do it for me.  Bland.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2014, 02:52:26 PM »
I voted average. I find the music kind of grating. The electric saw noise is bad and the song is better in the parts without it. The lyrics are good. I've listened to it five times and I'm just not feeling it.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #102 on: February 02, 2014, 02:59:20 PM »
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Bono's vocals - so good!

None of the words or phrases jump out or paint a vivid picture.  It's oh-so-generic.

That would be the lyrics you speak of and I disagree.

I'm more than you know, a body and soul
you don't see me but you will, I'm not INVISIBLE!

Hello?

Fits VERY well with their origins and the back story AND for Africa! Well done!

Nah, they don't do it for me.  Bland.



I don't agree with them being generic - there's a clear idea behind the song and the lyrics support it. They have the typical amount of U2 vagueness to make it accessible to the masses though.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #103 on: February 02, 2014, 03:00:31 PM »
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I'm amazed that 75% of the members polled think it's either superb or good.

We recognize excellent quality when we hear it!  8) Invisible is a Classic!

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #104 on: February 02, 2014, 03:01:53 PM »
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Bono's vocals - so good!

None of the words or phrases jump out or paint a vivid picture.  It's oh-so-generic.

That would be the lyrics you speak of and I disagree.

I'm more than you know, a body and soul
you don't see me but you will, I'm not INVISIBLE!

Hello?

Fits VERY well with their origins and the back story AND for Africa! Well done!

Nah, they don't do it for me.  Bland.



I don't agree with them being generic - there's a clear idea behind the song and the lyrics support it. They have the typical amount of U2 vagueness to make it accessible to the masses though.

Alright, generic may be the wrong word.