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Offline Lemon-Twist

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2009, 09:36:28 AM »
Bomb is the bomb.....wait a minute ;)

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #61 on: April 15, 2009, 10:28:33 AM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #62 on: April 15, 2009, 12:17:26 PM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.

Yes - with Boots being played to the especially naughty ones.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2009, 12:38:58 PM »
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I love All That, am so-so on No line and hate Bomb.  It's painfully MOR and all the songs have an awful part that doesn't fit.  The "rocking out" is lame and forced and they lyrics are awful.  The alternate versions are really good though - it could have been awesome.

I kind of agree with the appreciation of ATYCLB and the bore-out that is HTDAAB. But NLOTH hasn't fully sunken in just yet.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2009, 04:37:20 PM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.

Yes - with Boots being played to the especially naughty ones.
Damn and I thought hell would be fun

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2009, 04:40:21 PM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.

Yes - with Boots being played to the especially naughty ones.
Damn and I thought hell would be fun

No way - the worst offenders will be subjected to a mega mix of Pride, Unknown Caller and Boots.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2009, 04:42:10 PM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.
The horror. The horror

Yes - with Boots being played to the especially naughty ones.
Damn and I thought hell would be fun

No way - the worst offenders will be subjected to a mega mix of Pride, Unknown Caller and Boots.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2009, 05:35:50 PM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

To be honest I'd like to never see another post from you for as long as I live.

I agree fully. I wish he'd just stop.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2009, 01:07:42 AM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

To be honest I'd like to never see another post from you for as long as I live.

I agree fully. I wish he'd just stop.
Why?

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2009, 03:12:05 AM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.

Yes - with Boots being played to the especially naughty ones.
Damn and I thought hell would be fun


But it is fun. For Satan, that is.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2009, 05:35:37 AM »
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To be honest I hope I never hear that album again as long as I live.

Do you admit listening to it in the afterlife, then?
They'll be playing it very loud 24/7 in hell probably.
Don't you just love the guy? he's far more annoying than me.

Yes - with Boots being played to the especially naughty ones.
Damn and I thought hell would be fun


But it is fun. For Satan, that is.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #71 on: April 17, 2009, 04:28:57 PM »
I really dont like HTDAAB, I have tried to like it but surprisingly for me, as I am a massive fan, I really just dont like it.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2009, 04:53:24 PM »
I have to admit, I am one of those that actually liked HTDAAB better than ATYCLB mostly because it's, as another use put it, well balanced.  I admit it isn't one of my favorites, but I find all this hate towards it quite harsh.  Even with ATYCLB and Pop at the bottom of my list of U2 albums, those two albums have moments I enjoy.  Of course this is just my opinion, but I really don't find that U2's albums have shown enough variety to be at a point where I could hate one album and love another.  U2 albums have always felt like U2 albums with some being better than others.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #73 on: April 18, 2009, 02:47:18 AM »
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I really dont like HTDAAB, I have tried to like it but surprisingly for me, as I am a massive fan, I really just dont like it.
I tried to listen to it. But I never could get through it. It's boring over-produced and it sounds bland and stale.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #74 on: April 18, 2009, 03:04:15 AM »
To the doubters here, U2's insights in the authoritative U2 BY U2 should definitely erase doubts that have been seeded towards you about the album:

Clayton: We were feeling we had made a great record, a record worth shouting about.

Edge: I think it's our best album...

Bono: It is definitely the best songwriting. There's more great songs on this album than any other.  There's no filler. And I think that's a triumph.

Mullen: I think it's a really good record, with some great songs. I'm not as emotionally attached to it as I am to All That You Can't Leave Behind.

McGuiness: I love the record, it's wonderful, probably their greatest.

Clayton: ...It was a big surprise when we actually got five awards, including Album Of The Year.  That just blew us away.  between the two ceremonies, we've scooped eight Grammies.  That is about as good as it gets.  It was a confirmation that this record had been taken on board, it went into the culture and it did everything that you would want a record to do.


The band basically loves it.  And since we all love U2, it means we trust their musical tastes.  It follows that we should like it too.  Remember those quotes aren't the usual U2 pre-release album hype, those were made after the album had its sales run and after most of the tour had been done.  They had already distanced themselves from the album and done an honest assessment of HTDAAB.

Cheers,

J