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Offline TheFlyingLemon

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #75 on: April 18, 2009, 03:41:11 AM »
Jick, you actually like U2!?  :o

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Carry on.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #76 on: April 18, 2009, 06:48:09 AM »
I really like HTDAAB. It was probably the first U2 album I heard and it got me attached to U2. I especially like Veritgo, Love and Peace, Yahweh, and I do actually like Original of the Species... ;D

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #77 on: April 18, 2009, 09:01:00 AM »
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And since we all love U2, it means we trust their musical tastes.


No, it means we like, for the most part, their musical OUTPUT.

There's always exceptions to rules.

Like HTDAAB.





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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #78 on: April 18, 2009, 03:07:15 PM »
I'm tired of being admired.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #79 on: April 24, 2009, 11:14:14 AM »
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I'm tired of being admired.

You must have a pretty low threshold for that then, seeing as how little admiration you're getting round here.

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Re: I Just Listened To HTDAAB...
« Reply #80 on: April 24, 2009, 12:14:33 PM »
Jick, you're still missing the point: it doesn't matter what U2 say about their own work -- it's interesting, relevant and should be read, but it doesn't change the response of their fans or the general public. Bono has also said that Bomb is less than the sum of its parts, and No Line is their best. So which version of their honesty is to be believed here? The answer: make up your own mind, as people on this forum aim to do.

It's not a matter of them being "honest" -- it's a matter of proximity and perspective, and those factors are always changing. So quit looking for this definitive, authoritative U2 crap. What are you, a good communist in hiding? Think for yourself and allow others the same privilege. The U2 manifesto you so slavishly adhere to is simply another input to consider, but by no means a more important one than the independent critical appraisal we all make in our own way.