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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Songs of Innocence: Five Years On
« Last post by 13 on March 30, 2020, 05:11:34 AM »
That's what I said about Pop. (Although the stretch was more like 20 years than 2.) Then for some reason I gave it another listen and now I'm a fan. Go figure.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Songs of Innocence: Five Years On
« Last post by Quack on March 30, 2020, 01:05:32 AM »
It's been at least two years since I listened to any of it so I guess I didn't like it that much.
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Loving Pearl Jam's "Dance of the Clairvoyants" and
"River Cross" from Gigaton.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Whats the Last Album You Listened to in Full
« Last post by noelle510 on March 28, 2020, 03:34:41 PM »
Got new Pearl Jam album today Gigaton. EXCELLENT
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General Music Discussion / Re: Pearl Jam N America Tour this Spring!
« Last post by noelle510 on March 28, 2020, 02:28:48 PM »
My new CD arrived in the mail today! Originally I ordered it at my local record store and was going to pick it up. Then all the non-essential stores closed in Santa Clara County, California. Thanks to Paige at Streetlight Records who made sure I got the CD quickly(not the day of release, but at least I only had to wait a day)! Really like the book style CD instead of those plastic ones. Good attention to detail all around.
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The Band / Re: U2 2020-2030
« Last post by 13 on March 28, 2020, 10:19:04 AM »
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To me it's more a matter of what I would call the artists' prerogative. The whole notion of a pre-determined legacy is a bit pretentious. Any artist in any medium may have a time when their work resonates with a general audience whether it be at the beginning, middle, or end of their career.

An artist creates for the sake of the art, no matter if it's for commercial or personal satisfaction. There is no debt owed, nor is there any obligation.

It's a gift to us if an artist creates something that resonates and holds meaning..

It's definitely human nature to attach our own fears and desires upon others. It's ok to feel something and have an opinion. But to expect something is dangerous.

U2 should do whatever it is they desire to do, or not to do. It's us, the fans, the critics, who ultimately determine a how their legacy will evolve, only by how we remember them, and how we pass it along to future generations.

I personally hope U2 continues to create new art, whether it be music, or tours, or both.   

       
Absolutely agree


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Me too.

I think their legacy is secure. I'm curious to see what they've still got in them, myself.
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The Music and Lyrics / Re: Songs of Innocence: Five Years On
« Last post by 13 on March 28, 2020, 09:51:42 AM »
I'm so happy to see some love for this recording.

Most U2 albums take me awhile to appreciate (but there's always -- well, nearly always -- something about them that makes me keep listening until I do) -- but I fell in love with SOI the minute I heard it. I think the only other U2 album I can say that about is October (so happy to see some love for that one, too!)

Not that it's necessarily my "favorite", but it would rank high on the list -- if I had one.

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For me it is all about the sound and the music.  The construction of the music and for me the sound of the lead guitar in particular.  A sound that captures my soul, then I listen to the lyrics, if the lyrics are average but the sound great then I put my own interpretation on the sound.  If the sound is there and the lyrics are special then that is a bonus.  If the sound doesn't grab me the lyrics become irrelevant....
This pretty much describes my relationship to their music as well. Fortunately for me, SOI works for me on that level ... even five years on.
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General U2 Discussion / Re: Now playing:
« Last post by 13 on March 28, 2020, 09:32:24 AM »
So funny ... just signed up, saw this thread, and at the very same moment "Miracle Drug" shuffled its way onto my iPod. So I guess this is where I'm meant to be. Hello, all.
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New Member Introductions / Hi there.
« Last post by 13 on March 28, 2020, 09:29:16 AM »
U2 fan since 1980. Noticed there'd been a little activity around here, thought I'd give it a try.
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Listened to "Dance of the Clairvoyants".  Intriguing.  Interesting lines about days being the same, dates dripping off calendar, and living in our boxes.  Seems very prescient.  I definitely hear the Talking Heads influence.
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