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Offline Blue Silken Sky

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2014, 10:38:29 AM »
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It's immediately growing on me. While I don't like the drum "sound" (drum-machiney) I'm now hearing really good drum parts. What I thought was non-existent bass and a backing guitar part I'm now hear as the actual bass, and it's a good bassline. I love the pace of the song. It ends too soon. Hopefully the album version adds another chorus/extended guitar solo. 5 listens in now. The wife loves it. I don't hear Coldplay, just some Killers in the distorted guitar part (which I love as well). Great liftoff in the "I'm not invisible, I am here" part.
We're twinsies on these. Good listening!

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2014, 10:40:45 AM »
You don't hear CP??


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2014, 10:41:05 AM »
like OAP said, I'm a happy U2 fan today ;D

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2014, 10:42:18 AM »
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You don't hear CP??

No piano, at least.  ;D

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2014, 10:44:22 AM »
I like the song. 

To begin with, this is feisty Bono.  I feel that he is upset and does care about what people think of him.  This song is him shooting back at critics in the song.

I missed feisty Bono. 

In regards to the song, look this song is way better than get on your boots. 

My only critique is that the coda doesn't have a lot of lift.  The harmony is too low. 

All in all, not a bad song and certainly not one of their worst.  Will be good live.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2014, 10:45:42 AM »
Going to let is sit before nailing my colours to the mast - im betting that the 'oh my god its amazing crew' and the 'its garbage crew' are both mainly knee jerk reactions born out of extreme fandom where u2 can do no wrong and on the flip side dissappointment that it isn't the sound people wanted or expected.

For me the fact it isnt something i instantly hate like OL is a bonus, but im not wowed like the fly. . .


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2014, 10:48:26 AM »
It's an interesting three and a half minutes. There are a lot of echoes of The Killers and, perhaps, Coldplay. Yet U2, and their influences, have made the sounds of those bands. So, it's really those influences that are the most apparent here. It's not The Killers and Coldplay at work, it's Joy Division, OMD, Ultravox, Human League, etc. The sonic background of the time when Bono became Bono, as it were. So, while The Killers and Coldplay seem the most likely comparisons, it's nice to see U2 still stealing from the thieves after all these years.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2014, 10:48:38 AM »
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Going to let is sit before nailing my colours to the mast - im betting that the 'oh my god its amazing crew' and the 'its garbage crew' are both mainly knee jerk reactions born out of extreme fandom where u2 can do no wrong and on the flip side dissappointment that it isn't the sound people wanted or expected.




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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2014, 10:50:45 AM »
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Going to let is sit before nailing my colours to the mast - im betting that the 'oh my god its amazing crew' and the 'its garbage crew' are both mainly knee jerk reactions born out of extreme fandom where u2 can do no wrong and on the flip side dissappointment that it isn't the sound people wanted or expected.




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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2014, 10:51:17 AM »
Very good. I agree with whoever said it feels like it is building to something it never quite reaches in the choruses, but really enjoyed overall. Most importantly, it does sound different, which I appreciate a lot.  So I guess I like it as a song but I'm more excited because of what it suggests the album's potential could be than anything else.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2014, 10:54:38 AM »
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What is wrong w/ me?  :'(

I'm a Bono Girl. HE sounds terrific - even non-Bono Girls will have to admit that. I think the song sounds better broken down in pieces like in the Facebook making of documentary. The VERY beginning I like, and then the buzzy guitar and commercial sound of it make me love it less. I don't not like it, I just want MORE!!!

I am also a Coldplay fan, so it's not a negative if people hear Coldplay in this.  :-\
Have you been able to re-listen with fully functioning speakers?  ;) And don't feel badly! You're entitled to feel however you like about it. Sometimes we're made to question ourselves by looking at everyone else's opinions, but we're allowed to have our own (and change them, if we like). No ambivalent or sad faces.  8)

Straddling  hubby as he lies underneath my keyboard working on it. lol!!

I have a cold and am lethargic, that must be it.

I also think I had a preconceived idea that we were getting earlier U2, so they said, so I'm thinking WAR and RAW. I shall give it another listen once the speakers are full tilt. :) I've listened about 8 times with one speaker so far.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2014, 10:56:05 AM »
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like OAP said, I'm a happy U2 fan today ;D

PLEASE let the album sound like this.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2014, 10:58:09 AM »
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What is wrong w/ me?  :'(

I'm a Bono Girl. HE sounds terrific - even non-Bono Girls will have to admit that. I think the song sounds better broken down in pieces like in the Facebook making of documentary. The VERY beginning I like, and then the buzzy guitar and commercial sound of it make me love it less. I don't not like it, I just want MORE!!!

I am also a Coldplay fan, so it's not a negative if people hear Coldplay in this.  :-\
Have you been able to re-listen with fully functioning speakers?  ;) And don't feel badly! You're entitled to feel however you like about it. Sometimes we're made to question ourselves by looking at everyone else's opinions, but we're allowed to have our own (and change them, if we like). No ambivalent or sad faces.  8)

Straddling  hubby as he lies underneath my keyboard working on it. lol!!


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2014, 10:59:15 AM »
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like OAP said, I'm a happy U2 fan today ;D

PLEASE let the album sound like this.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

At least it doesn't sound loud to the point of distortion, like Bomb is.


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Re: Mixed Emotions About Invisible
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2014, 11:02:38 AM »
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like OAP said, I'm a happy U2 fan today ;D

PLEASE let the album sound like this.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE.

At least it doesn't sound loud to the point of distortion, like Bomb is.

It's not that, it's the kind of sound it is. I like Bomb more than most here.

That straddling line was just for you, TD!  :-*

OK, he says it's fixed. Another listen now.