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The Music and Lyrics / Re: 21st century U2
« Last post by Vox on July 17, 2020, 10:35:41 AM »
This is probably how Iíd rank 21st century U2 as of today, in order:

No Line on the Horizon:  I have always had an intense love for this album.  I ďget it,Ē where most donít (including the band themselves).  This album makes me feel a certain way that no other collection of music does.  I usually rank it in the top 4-5 U2 albums.   
All That You Canít Leave Behind:  I donít usually select this album when Iím listening to U2 music, as itís not the sort of U2 I typically gravitate towards.  But itís hard to dispute the quality.  Usually ranked in the midsection of my U2antheon.
Songs of Experience: I sort of dug this after it came out, but since then itís slipped quite a bit.  Itís such a strange, overwhelming collection of allovertheplace songs.  The production and presentation and quality is so jarring, itís almost comes across like a compilation of tunes taken from different eras (in fact, it probably was).   Iím having a hard time cracking any of it lately.  Ranked in my lower third of U2 albums. 
Songs of Innocence: It seems to me that the U2 community and world at large are slowly starting to realize that this actually wasnít as bad as everyone bitched about, overblown and shaded by the whole Apple thing.  Iíve never been able to fully connect with it, but I still hold out hope that someday it will reveal itself to me.  Actually, earlier this week I flipped around on it, and there are several good songs worth another listen.  Would have been interesting to hear the complete Danger Mouse album. 
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb:  I never really turned back to this one much after 2005 or so.  I usually say itís my 2nd least favorite U2 album.  But like everything the band does, it definitely has its moments. 

I took a quasi, self-induced U2 sabbatical starting in late 2018, and Iíve slowly been coming back around to putting on U2 when I ďput onĒ music.  And for some reason Iíve been listening to more early-to-mid Ď80s stuff, even though the Ď90s will always be my favorite iteration of the band.   
News and Rumors / Re: "I assume thereíll be another album" Larry Mullen says
« Last post by feedback on July 11, 2020, 11:57:01 AM »
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I wish U2 would treat doing an album like an exam (having just sat some):

Write and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.  Go into the studio and lay down the tracks.  Don't re-do the tracks, that's like going back and re-doing the question  - and getting it wrong because it was right in the first place and there was no need to doubt it.

Perfect analogy!!
General Music Discussion / Re: Delicious Grace
« Last post by alcapone_dudu on July 10, 2020, 04:35:31 PM »
New song guys: ''Rosa Glamurosa''.

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General U2 Discussion / Re: U2 SiriusXM channel
« Last post by GoldenStateGirl on July 04, 2020, 08:37:51 AM »
The Discotheque show hosted by Paul Oakenfold is right up my alley. I teach spin classes and dance remixes of rock tunes are one of my favorites.  I donít doubt that growing up with ď12 inchĒ records and U2 has influenced that. Solid show to do housework to anyway, since everything is mostly closed here in L.A. 
General U2 Discussion / Re: U2 SiriusXM channel
« Last post by Vox on July 02, 2020, 11:01:44 AM »
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I've been listening today at work while doing some of my more mindnumbing tasks.  It's enjoyable. 
The Music and Lyrics / Re: MoFo/I Will Follow
« Last post by U2alwaysforever on July 01, 2020, 11:59:20 PM »
Lyrically absolutely they are linked. As I would add Iris to this also. I play guitar and although not an expert I don't think the chords/key are all that similar. You may be hearing the same tempo. Just my opinion. And either way it was cool to hear them together on Pop I don't know why but I've been listening to that record a lot lately.
General U2 Discussion / Re: When will we have new album?
« Last post by U2alwaysforever on July 01, 2020, 11:54:07 PM »
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you have no idea what you just started.......
Nov 2022

How about MOFO and Drowning Man?
General U2 Discussion / Re: U2 SiriusXM channel
« Last post by garyu2 on July 01, 2020, 03:56:18 PM »
Anything unreleased yet?
The Music and Lyrics / Re: U2 Album Rankings (2020)
« Last post by GoldenStateGirl on July 01, 2020, 02:26:08 PM »
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I personally recorded the audio from the film onto cassette (with the line out on my state-of-the-art VCR!)

LOL I did this too.  I was 16-17 so it was my parents' "state-of-the-art VCR".  I loved the R&H speedy version of In God's Country and the "shine like stars" bit in WOWY.  Played that cassette in my car all the time and irritated my poor friends who had all had enough of U2 by that point.
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