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Title: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: melbourne85 on January 22, 2009, 08:21:13 PM
After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: evel12314 on January 22, 2009, 08:21:46 PM
That's sad. I feel bad for you.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: whitewave on January 22, 2009, 08:45:23 PM
Hmm-- just wondering how many times you heard it before you came to this drastic decision.  Seems pretty rash.

Another question how long have you been a fan?  Just curious. Personnaly I don't make decisions like that so fast.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Joe90usa on January 22, 2009, 08:46:57 PM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.

So when your footy team has a bad match, you assume it can't get any better?
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 22, 2009, 09:06:04 PM
like the All Blacks in the World Cups.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 22, 2009, 09:14:32 PM
Well we all know Boots PROBABLY isnt the best on the album. The album will be great.  ;)
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Joe90usa on January 22, 2009, 09:21:10 PM
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like the All Blacks in the World Cups.

Ouch. That stings. Luckily there is the Tri-Nations that they own.   :)
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: u2boy11 on January 22, 2009, 09:25:41 PM
Hey --- the All Blacks are my team!!! And they are improving and already own most of the world.

Although, I do prefer Aussie Rules to Rugby...maybe that's a sin...but I am an American!
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: melbourne85 on January 22, 2009, 11:28:00 PM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.

So when your footy team has a bad match, you assume it can't get any better?
No. But when you see your team put on a performance that is much less then what you think their potential is, you feel disapointed.

When Bono mentioned that numbers were very important to the new album, i didn't realise he meant that the first single would be "U2 by numbers."
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 22, 2009, 11:32:14 PM
Wow, so many negative threads. *shakes head*
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: jick on January 23, 2009, 12:04:20 AM
When HTDAAB was released, it had a lot of instant positive threads.

I think the negative reactions stem from the first single which leads people to think this is POP v2.0.

Not very good news for U2.

Cheers,

J
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 23, 2009, 12:09:38 AM
HTDAAB got positive comments but now is often bashed unfortunately.

But i'm glad that U2 are trying something new again, pushing boundaries like Pop. Well I think they're. Boots is a good indicator of that.

I hope the albums songwriting will be upto the level of Pop.
Title: Glad to be a U2 FAN!maman
Post by: Anthony02 on January 23, 2009, 12:47:34 AM
Everyone keeps talking about Pop, and how it was experimental and all that bs. And thats why it failed. Every hear of an album called Achtung Baby? Ya think The Fly was a radio friendly song when it came out? It was said in here or another thread that GOYB is not a radio song, and that they need a radio friendly song. Im thinkin not so much.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: jralex12 on January 23, 2009, 01:03:26 AM
GOYB is nothing but a radio song...that song was made only for radio...in fact they shouldnt even put it on the new album because i can almost guarantee it will be so out of place on the album...no other song will sound remotely close to GOYB on NLOTH
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Mysterious Ways on January 23, 2009, 01:36:09 AM
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HTDAAB ... is often bashed unfortunately.
And unfairly.  :(
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Sydney_Mike on January 23, 2009, 02:02:06 AM
Keep the faith my southern friend. Even if Boots doesn't rate with you, there's still another 11 songs to hold out for.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Lesmo on January 23, 2009, 03:14:44 AM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.

No NO No NO NO NO NO. DOn't leave us, don't let the monster reach you, NOOOOO!!! Don't go and betray your feelings. The Artic Rabbits may be good (in their town, as we say in Spain) when you're drunk but that's no reason for you to think you should buy their records.

No!!!! Say No!!!!

No light
No people
No speak
No people
No cars
No people
No food
No people

Stopped
Short
Grinding halt
Everything's coming to a griding halt


Yes, the song may be hard to assimilate but just wait for the record :)
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 23, 2009, 04:08:43 AM
I've always thought Boots wasn't very radio friendly, I mean it would take guts for someone like U2 at the time of safe music and at their age to include "Sexy" in the lyrics. Just my opinion.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Bono in Bonolands on January 23, 2009, 04:10:14 AM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.

No NO No NO NO NO NO. DOn't leave us, don't let the monster reach you, NOOOOO!!! Don't go and betray your feelings. The Artic Rabbits may be good (in their town, as we say in Spain) when you're drunk but that's no reason for you to think you should buy their records.

No!!!! Say No!!!!

No light
No people
No speak
No people
No cars
No people
No food
No people

Stopped
Short
Grinding halt
Everything's coming to a griding halt


Yes, the song may be hard to assimilate but just wait for the record :)


You don't know how beautiful you are!
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: BeneathTheNoise on January 23, 2009, 07:33:58 AM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.
Even if your favorite team completely fumbles through the first game of the season, it's no reason to think they can't make it to the championship game before the playoffs even start.  ;)
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: xtrmntr on January 23, 2009, 10:30:54 AM
I agree somewhat.  I'm still very interested in listening to the album as I was with this single, but the excitement is gone.  I think I spent the two weeks leading up to the release constantly refreshing this site and other sites for any leaks.  I don't find the song that terrible, but not what I was expecting with all this talk from Bono and Lanois.  I'm hoping for the best 'cause I definitely don't want to be disappointed by this album--that would make it three in a row.   :-[
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Lesmo on January 23, 2009, 11:10:47 AM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.

No NO No NO NO NO NO. DOn't leave us, don't let the monster reach you, NOOOOO!!! Don't go and betray your feelings. The Artic Rabbits may be good (in their town, as we say in Spain) when you're drunk but that's no reason for you to think you should buy their records.

No!!!! Say No!!!!

No light
No people
No speak
No people
No cars
No people
No food
No people

Stopped
Short
Grinding halt
Everything's coming to a griding halt


Yes, the song may be hard to assimilate but just wait for the record :)


You don't know how beautiful you are!
++

Same to you!!   ;)
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: cathalmc on January 23, 2009, 11:56:08 AM

I hated Discotheque when it first came out, still do actually. But Pop is a superb album.

I don't like Get on Your Boots much at all but I can handle that and still be excited by the album release.

Why? Cos U2 just don't make duff albums. Ever.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Lesmo on January 23, 2009, 01:59:36 PM
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I hated Discotheque when it first came out, still do actually. But Pop is a superb album.

I don't like Get on Your Boots much at all but I can handle that and still be excited by the album release.

Why? Cos U2 just don't make duff albums. Ever.

Asdmit it, U2 "core fans" (Whatever that means): Seeing U2 doing the VIllage People was like Cure fans watching Robert doing the mariachi in "the 13th"...

The song's good enough but seeing that was too much for amost of you...
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Ro~Jo on January 23, 2009, 04:27:03 PM
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When HTDAAB was released, it had a lot of instant positive threads.

I think the negative reactions stem from the first single which leads people to think this is POP v2.0.

Not very good news for U2.

Cheers,

J

I'd like to warn you: Pop has a huge following on this forum.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: soloyan on January 24, 2009, 03:36:47 AM
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I hated Discotheque when it first came out, still do actually. But Pop is a superb album.

I don't like Get on Your Boots much at all but I can handle that and still be excited by the album release.

Why? Cos U2 just don't make duff albums. Ever.

Asdmit it, U2 "core fans" (Whatever that means): Seeing U2 doing the VIllage People was like Cure fans watching Robert doing the mariachi in "the 13th"...

The song's good enough but seeing that was too much for amost of you...

I loved both village people & mariachi stunts.

The only time I was disappointed with a U2 release was when Achtung Baby came out. it took 6 months and a Zoo TV tour to understand it and begin to like it. Now I think i's one of the best albums ever.

I then promised myself I wouldn't do the same mistake again. I take the new single for what it is, not for what it should have been or what I would have wanted.
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Alton Dalton on January 24, 2009, 04:44:12 AM
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After hearing "Boots", the wonderful excitment i've had in the last few months about the new U2 album is well and truely over. Hearing "Boots", for me, was like going to the footy to watch your team play, and instead seeing a bunch of guys run around as if the have no idea what they are doing.

No NO No NO NO NO NO. DOn't leave us, don't let the monster reach you, NOOOOO!!! Don't go and betray your feelings. The Artic Rabbits may be good (in their town, as we say in Spain) when you're drunk but that's no reason for you to think you should buy their records.

No!!!! Say No!!!!

No light
No people
No speak
No people
No cars
No people
No food
No people

Stopped
Short
Grinding halt
Everything's coming to a griding halt


Yes, the song may be hard to assimilate but just wait for the record :)



The Cure! Love it!! ;)
Title: Re: Not very interested in the album anymore
Post by: Zoonationalist on January 24, 2009, 04:55:29 AM
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When HTDAAB was released, it had a lot of instant positive threads.

I think the negative reactions stem from the first single which leads people to think this is POP v2.0.

Not very good news for U2.

Cheers,

J


I'm not sure why anyone would think this is ANYTHING like Pop. All I hear is a slightly more interesting Vertigo.

I, for one, would welcome anything sounding like Pop. Or ANYTHING before 2000.