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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2018, 11:39:12 AM »
This. It f*****' rocks.  Crank it up.

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« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2018, 12:02:04 PM »
I love the whole experience of that. The drama of it.

Edit: "That" being Streets/Tempe.

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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2018, 08:40:41 AM »
Surrender

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« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2018, 06:01:54 PM »
☝☝ i was listening to this as well
Also even better than the real thing, miracle ,walk on

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« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2019, 08:34:15 AM »
Luminous Times (a great song) - the Days are slowly getting longer, and I saw the sun for a couple of minutes today.

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« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2019, 05:25:47 PM »
Generally not a fan of the recent stuff, but gee The Little Things that Give You Away is fantastic.

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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2019, 11:32:46 AM »
A playlist of the third song on every album

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« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2019, 12:52:41 PM »
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A playlist of the third song on every album

Clever!  <steals idea>

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« Reply #68 on: February 11, 2019, 04:50:40 AM »
Summer of Love. Such an addictive song, can never get enough of it.

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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #69 on: February 20, 2019, 11:38:14 AM »
Zooropa

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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2019, 09:18:44 PM »
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My favorite live version of The Fly...

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Maybe my favorite recorded live U2 song ever. An astonishing version of the song.

For me, Fez-Being Born has been in my head a lot lately. I think they missed the mark with a lot of what they were trying to do with NLOTH, but Fez is absolutely perfect in how well it conveys its message. A weird, creative, communicative U2 song after they had stopped doing that for a while.

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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2019, 11:01:42 AM »
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My favorite live version of The Fly...

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Maybe my favorite recorded live U2 song ever. An astonishing version of the song.

For me, Fez-Being Born has been in my head a lot lately. I think they missed the mark with a lot of what they were trying to do with NLOTH, but Fez is absolutely perfect in how well it conveys its message. A weird, creative, communicative U2 song after they had stopped doing that for a while.

Totally agree that the Boston version of The Fly is amazing. 

Fez-Being Born shows how NLOTH could have been one of their best albums. The concept behind the album was great anyway. A discourse about the end times (the end of the world or personal "end times") with the music having a slight Middle Eastern feel.  It didn't quite come together, but I think it was their last album that had a chance to be truly great.  It isn't always true, but it seems like most great albums start with big, abstract ideas.  That was missing on SOI and SOE.


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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2019, 01:16:21 AM »
Iris was playing in the pool at the gym last night. Very unexpected, but very pleasantly surprising.

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« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2019, 05:55:25 AM »
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It isn't always true, but it seems like most great albums start with big, abstract ideas.  That was missing on SOI and SOE.

I really agree with this.  Its somewhat ironic that the two albums they promoted as being part of a big conceptual trilogy, seem to have the least cohesion.  NLOTH had holes but SOI and SOE just feel like collections of disparate songs.  There may be some lyrical themes but musically they are completely disconnected. They sound like a collection of random songs made at different times with different production styles.  It makes them harder to appreciate as albums.

Its also like the lyrical theme is so forced that it has no subtly.  As Flannery O’Connor once said, if you can easily discern the theme of a piece of art (if its message is obvious) you can be sure its not very good art at all.

(Not a direct quote, my paraphrase from memory.)

I really hope they abandon any thoughts on a “Songs of Ascent” and start fresh working with only one producer for the next album.  It could be Danger Mouse or Enois, or someone new that can capture that side of U2 but stop with the autobiographical lyrics set to a mishmash of music.
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Re: Now playing:
« Reply #74 on: February 25, 2019, 07:52:49 AM »
In wake of the Venezuelan crisis, Mothers of the Disappeared has been on repeat for me. Hear their heartbeat.