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Old 09-07-2015, 10:09 PM   #16
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I mean fucking come on. Look at this shit.



Edge looks like a 15-year-old lad who has just discovered Dizzee Rascal for the first time. The most unnatural pose I've ever seen. Adam looks uptight, kudos for beating Heston to those glasses I guess, but he sure as shit doesn't look cool. Bono comes out of it surprisingly okay I guess but he looks bored as hell and has a terrible haircut. Larry is Larry. Did they make this in fucking paint? One photo on a black square with some random diagonal red lines and a text box over it. Who greenlit this shit?

Edge is sitting in the same style as I did in high school when I wanted to look cool...


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Old 09-07-2015, 10:21 PM   #17
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The photo gets a lot of shit, but HTDAAB's font is absolutely terrible as well. The 2 in U2 looks like it's from a different font family altogether, and noticeably smaller than everything around it, like it's ashamed to be part of this trainwreck. The slashes and diagonal lines are there to make the album seem faster, I'm guessing.
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War is the best and most striking, imo.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:00 PM   #19
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I also like ATYCLB, and its booklet as a whole is really nice.
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Technically I guess War is the best, such a striking yet simple message, absolutely brilliant.

My favourites though are Achtung Baby and The Unforgettable Fire, honourable mention to the Joshua Tree too.

The worst cover is easy, Bomb.

Where U2 have really fallen down in recent years is the quality of the cd booklets, the 90s ones were so full of interesting designs and photos that I can still remember each page now of AB and Zooropa from memory. The 2000s ones have just got steadily worse, ATYCLB was ok but since then...
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:02 AM   #21
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I also like ATYCLB, and its booklet as a whole is really nice.
Yes, that is a nice cover, in particular the image in the background of the little girl holding her mum's hand sets the tone of the album really well.
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The picture on the back cover of The Bomb is actually quite good. It could have been a solid album cover. Too bad they decided to have... that.

Achtung Baby is my favourite one.
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Someone once explained the cover of Bomb as a bunch of pedophiles waiting to strike.... that thought never really left my head, so whenever I see the album cover.. yea... bad connotation.
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Someone once explained the cover of Bomb as a bunch of pedophiles waiting to strike.... that thought never really left my head, so whenever I see the album cover.. yea... bad connotation.

Whoever that "someone" was you should stay away from them and remain scared. Just the fact that they would have that thought rattling around their brain is deeply concerning.


And cobbler, your thoughts about the SOI cover are quite disturbing too. You are aware that's Larry's son and he was 18, right? Right? Granted, not the best choice for an album cover, but where the fuck is your mind? Good gravy!
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And cobbler, your thoughts about the SOI cover are quite disturbing too. You are aware that's Larry's son and he was 18, right? Right? Granted, not the best choice for an album cover, but where the fuck is your mind? Good gravy!
He is fucking joking. Christ.
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Whoever that "someone" was you should stay away from them and remain scared. Just the fact that they would have that thought rattling around their brain is deeply concerning.





I think it's really funny I hope it was me who came up with it.

As for your other comment


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He is fucking joking. Christ.

Oh yeah. Right. He was joking. Yes. Ha..uh..Ha. Joke or not, disturbing. Why even go there? Bad.
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There were members on this forum who quite seriously admonished the cover for the reasons that I mentioned. I'd say that's far more fucked up than my little joke.
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There were members on this forum who quite seriously admonished the cover for the reasons that I mentioned. I'd say that's far more fucked up than my little joke.
You are correct. But, I've just never seen pedophilia as a vast resource of comedy, so I've just never viewed the "jokes" as funny. If you're gonna make a joke or attempt to be funny, at least put the obligatory next to it so we won't be too disturbed by it.
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I think it's really funny I hope it was me who came up with it.

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I didn't come up with it, but I certainly quoted it. If it had been me who thought of it, I'd have been very impressed with myself.
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