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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #150 on: April 13, 2017, 11:39:07 PM »
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Upon listening to it again (on a proper set of speakers), it definitely sounds like Adam and Larry contributed to the track as well. Again, never really listened to a Kendrick Lamar song before this one, but my initial reaction to it is quite positive. I like that U2's contribution was kept somewhat subtle (it didn't drastically alter the song, but rather brought another dimension to it).

If you have a hankering to check out some more Kendrick, get the album To Pimp A Butterfly and listen to the title track, King Kunta, Alright, and The Blacker The Berry. He's an incredible talent and is very into doing characters and acting in his songs.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #151 on: April 14, 2017, 02:53:03 AM »
lyrics look very much like bono's lyrics like those about America... Johnny...

great track
very happy with the collaboration!!!

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #152 on: April 14, 2017, 03:00:55 AM »
hope they'll sound that jazzy on the next album

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #153 on: April 14, 2017, 03:47:55 AM »
Well... that's the most intriguing piece of music from U2 since "I'm not your baby".

Although it's hard to tell what is originally U2 and if/how it was tweaked one way or another.

The bass line is brilliant but I wouldn't be surprised if it was not how it was originally played...


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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #154 on: April 14, 2017, 04:04:47 AM »
OMGGG

WHAT A LEGENDARY DUO

Jesus when that beat dropped my edges were snatched
Its amazing how well Bono and Kennys vocals worked
Defd could hear rest of boys influences

Yassss

Ah started to listen to entire album
That first track is deep AF
Kenny puts you in his head
Lord

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #155 on: April 14, 2017, 04:13:06 AM »
Was a bit skeptical at first but it actually worked really well. Really smooth transition and Larry and Adam sound extremely jazzy! I think it sounds more like a piece U2 came up with Kendrick Lamar improvising over the top. The only person that doesn't really seem on the track much is Edge but as we all know he can be quite subtle anyway!

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #156 on: April 14, 2017, 05:59:42 AM »
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Was a bit skeptical at first but it actually worked really well. Really smooth transition and Larry and Adam sound extremely jazzy! I think it sounds more like a piece U2 came up with Kendrick Lamar improvising over the top. The only person that doesn't really seem on the track much is Edge but as we all know he can be quite subtle anyway!

That could be Edge on the keys.


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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #157 on: April 14, 2017, 07:34:50 AM »
Gotta say, it's pretty cool... Bono sounds good, nice hook, very jazzy stuff from Larry and Adam.  I bet Edge is on keys and in the booth.

I like this direction better than the MOR of the last 17 years. I'd love to see U2 stick with that lounge like sound, smooth and understated. 

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #158 on: April 14, 2017, 07:52:44 AM »
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Gotta say, it's pretty cool... Bono sounds good, nice hook, very jazzy stuff from Larry and Adam.  I bet Edge is on keys and in the booth.

I like this direction better than the MOR of the last 17 years. I'd love to see U2 stick with that lounge like sound, smooth and understated. 

Are you sure that isn't just some sample?

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #159 on: April 14, 2017, 08:28:13 AM »
It reeks of Adam Clayton.

Reminds me of pop, well done boys.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #160 on: April 14, 2017, 08:35:09 AM »
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It reeks of Adam Clayton.

Reminds me of pop, well done boys.

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THIS.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #161 on: April 14, 2017, 09:21:33 AM »
For some reason the lyrics are starting to seem familiar, like I've heard them from Bono before. Not in a song, maybe a quote in an article or a ( ::) ) speech or something.


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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #162 on: April 14, 2017, 09:49:49 AM »
I'm pleasantly surprised.  Pretty cool sound from U2 on this.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #163 on: April 14, 2017, 10:25:04 AM »
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It reeks of Adam Clayton.

Reminds me of pop, well done boys.

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I agree, def getting pop vibes.

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Re: U2 will appear on Kendrick Lamar's new album.
« Reply #164 on: April 14, 2017, 10:37:07 AM »
Wow, the widespread acclaim U2 are getting for this is unbelievable. And quite rightly too - U2 at their most inspired and inventive in years.

Get with it U2, THIS is what happens when you make excellent music and stop pandering to teeny boppers. If you want to be 'relevant' start going down the route you chose in the 90s and contemporising that sound rather than Ryan flippin Tedder.