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well?

yes
29 (55.8%)
no
11 (21.2%)
yes, but I'd still be a bit upset about it
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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2014, 08:46:49 PM »
They should call the new album "39:59", both in length and as a nod to "40"

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2014, 08:24:13 PM »
With LPs the sound quality would diminish with albums pushing more than 40 minutes. It was good that lesser stuff was saved for b sides. What was great about lp sides is that they were thought out carefully with side starters and closers.

Frankly at this point I'd be happy with U2 releasing  an EP length album as long as it matched the quality of say the Unforgettable Fire e.p. An exercise in filler filled stadium arcadium style bloat would be too horrible to contemplate.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2014, 10:10:31 AM »
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The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads - Running Time 29:36
Key Songs - Satisfaction, The Last Time, Heart of Stone, That's How Strong My Love Is, Play With Fire

The Doors - Morrison Hotel - Running Time 37:05
Key Songs - Roadhouse Blues, Peace Frog, Waiting For The Sun

The Beatles - Revolver - Running Time 35:01
Key Songs - Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow Never Knows, Taxman, Good Day Sunshine

The Who - My Generation - Running Time 36:13
Key Songs - My Generation, The Kids Are Alright, The Ox

INXS - Kick - Running Time 39:54
Key songs - Never Tear Us Apart, Guns in the Sky, The Loved One, Devil Inside, New Sensation

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run - Running Time 39:26
Key Songs - Born to Run, Backstreets, Tenth Ave Freezeout, Thunder Road, JungleLand

Aerosmith - Rocks - Running Time 34:31
Key Songs - Back in the Saddle, Last Child, Sick as a Dog, Nobody's Fault

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - Running Time 38:37
Key Songs - Five Years, Moonage Daydream, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragatte City, Rock n Roll Suicide

Some of the best albums ever have been under 40 minutes. As long as the songs are high quality it wouldn't bother me one bit if U2 put out an album as good as Born to Run or Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

Doolittle, Pixies - 35 minutes 25 seconds of utter genius. Nuff said.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2014, 10:26:57 AM »
The time of an LP is not a priority to me at all. I have a couple of "Long Players" that last about 10 or 11 minutes! So long as the music is great I'll be happy.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2014, 10:28:39 AM »
yea i guess i dont get the dif between EP and LP. someone has an LP that lasted 10 minutes?

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2014, 05:08:56 PM »
Well, EP stands for "extended play;" generally, you'd get 4-6 songs per. Oftentimes, they were pressed on 10" vinyl - I have a 10" Cheap Trick EP somewhere around here.

I wouldn't be surprised if some punk band made a 10-minute album, though. I've seen a couple of local punk bands put out albums that were under 20 minutes in running time.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2015, 09:37:04 PM »
*giving this an SOE bump*

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2015, 09:56:54 PM »
I'd accept an LP under 40 minutes as long as it's their best one since Pop.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2015, 10:28:31 PM »

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Well, EP stands for "extended play;" generally, you'd get 4-6 songs per. Oftentimes, they were pressed on 10" vinyl - I have a 10" Cheap Trick EP somewhere around here.

I wouldn't be surprised if some punk band made a 10-minute album, though. I've seen a couple of local punk bands put out albums that were under 20 minutes in running time.

Less Than Jake covered the Grease soundtrack and its 15 min I think

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2015, 08:06:49 AM »
40 minutes of quality ? Sure. Many of my favorite albums are around or less than 40 minutes. The CD really took away from artists being more selective about what they released.

In the pre CD days there were relatively few double albums, yet post CD there are a lot of 50 minute plus albums, which would have been double albums in vinyl days. Sorry but most bands are NOT good enough to release studio double albums, even the greats like Zeppelin , Stones etc only very rarely did that.


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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2015, 01:53:14 PM »
As long as it's good and they don't release it 5 years after the previous one. U2 have said that they made several albums between No Line and SOI so I don't see why they don't just release them, even just as EPS,  it would be better than nothing.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2015, 02:10:08 PM »
no, I would listen to it and then when I got to the end if it was one second less than 40 minutes I would reject it.


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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2015, 02:33:55 PM »
If SOE comes out next year and only has 8-9 songs, I will still be happy because it's icing on the cake for me, as we just got an album not quite a year ago.  If we wait 5 more years and only get 8 songs, then I'd feel a little ripped off.

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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2015, 08:03:26 AM »
If we wait 5 years and get 8 great songs I'd be happy . That's more great songs than they released in all of the 00s.


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Re: Would you accept a new U2 album less than 40 minutes long?
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2015, 09:33:05 AM »
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The Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads - Running Time 29:36
Key Songs - Satisfaction, The Last Time, Heart of Stone, That's How Strong My Love Is, Play With Fire

The Doors - Morrison Hotel - Running Time 37:05
Key Songs - Roadhouse Blues, Peace Frog, Waiting For The Sun

The Beatles - Revolver - Running Time 35:01
Key Songs - Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow Never Knows, Taxman, Good Day Sunshine

The Who - My Generation - Running Time 36:13
Key Songs - My Generation, The Kids Are Alright, The Ox

INXS - Kick - Running Time 39:54
Key songs - Never Tear Us Apart, Guns in the Sky, The Loved One, Devil Inside, New Sensation

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run - Running Time 39:26
Key Songs - Born to Run, Backstreets, Tenth Ave Freezeout, Thunder Road, JungleLand

Aerosmith - Rocks - Running Time 34:31
Key Songs - Back in the Saddle, Last Child, Sick as a Dog, Nobody's Fault

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - Running Time 38:37
Key Songs - Five Years, Moonage Daydream, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragatte City, Rock n Roll Suicide

Some of the best albums ever have been under 40 minutes. As long as the songs are high quality it wouldn't bother me one bit if U2 put out an album as good as Born to Run or Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
I guess this list settles any debate.