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Old 02-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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After having Nloth on repeat for 2 days HTDAAB sounds even worse

Ive never been a hater of Bomb but rated as a middle of the road u2 album but after listening to NLOTH it just sounds BAD!!
If you havent yet go on to your music system and turn on bomb for a while all of the flaws are really highlighted after the new album....
so do you guys agree?
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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Bomb was already one of my least favourite albums long before NLOTH came out so I don't think it affected my opinion of the album itself. It definitely affected by opinion of the band -- they redeemed themselves somewhat in my eyes.
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Well, I think the horrible loud compression on HTDAAB sticks out, although in terms of the songwriting, HTDAAB has lots of bright (if not always well executed) ideas and heartfelt songs.
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Last two albums had some good songs, but were just run of the mill,too safe, too poppy, this new album is a return to form IMHO
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Last two albums had some good songs, but were just run of the mill,too safe, too poppy, this new album is a return to form IMHO
Agree
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I think the only three songs on Bomb I'll ever listen to again (at least with any regularity) are City, Vertigo live, and the Killahurtz mix of OOTS. After hearing NLOTH... I'm scared to listen to those even. I literally haven't listened to anything other than NLOTH over the past two days, anyway.
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yes.

I love Miracle Drug.

But Magnificent just came into the ring and slapped Miracle Drug around for a little while. And it has been glorious.

This album is making the last look silly.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #8
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I can hear a major difference in the albums, but I still like HTDAAB
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:03 PM   #9
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Miracle Drug and City of Blinding Lights are still great tracks that should be included in future live shows
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:16 PM   #10
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I would still get a kick out of them playing Vertigo every 3rd or 4th show. Maybe even less. What I would really love is if they reinvented some songs from the last two albums for the live show. Not even to necessarily fit in with the new material... just to freshen them up a bit.

Sadly, I haven't listened to every song on either HTDAAB or ATYCLB since probably 6 months after they came out, respectively. So I agree about NLOTH totally showing up and besting Bomb... As tentative as I am about Stand Up Comedy, I doubt I'll be skipping it, or any other track, from NLOTH. But who knows. I hope all of these songs still rock my noggin for a long time like the rest of their pre-2000 catalog.
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I haven't heard NLOTH yet, but I'm sure there were many folk back in '04 who felt the same way about HTDAAB in comparison to ATYCLB....
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I like all the songs on bomb but the compression on the CD is shit. The new album mp3's don't sound brick-walled. This album beats bomb and is closing on Joshua Tree personally.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #13
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I've not heard the new album and won't anytime soon, but I rate HTDAAB as the 4th or 5th best U2 album, so obviously I don't agree with this thread.

I think people on this site are, in general, too obsessed with 'ranking' songs and albums against each other, as if it were a competition. Note: it's art.
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Note: it's art.
Good point. Taste for art can change over time and rankings will change.

Roger Ebert for movie reviews actually refused to do a top 10 this year because he's tired of it. There's no science to it.
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You guys kill me.

In 3 months flat you'll start bitching about NLOTH.

Here's a newsflash:

NLOTH ain't all THAT different from Bomb.



I'd elaborate, but why bother in this place?


Carry on.
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You guys kill me.

In 3 months flat you'll start bitching about NLOTH.

Here's a newsflash:

NLOTH ain't all THAT different from Bomb.



I'd elaborate, but why bother in this place?


Carry on.
You should elaborate because people are gonna want you to justify your stance....
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:08 AM   #17
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Well, let me start by saying this is a killer album.


But let's remember, it all started the same way with Bomb.

Hey; here's an idea: everyone go listen to NLOTH and then imediately listen to Bomb.

That much difference?

Yeah, some, maybe more than some. Vastly different? Innovative? A stark change in style?
Answer that yourself.
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:13 AM   #18
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Again: great album. I'm really happy with it.

I was also really happy with Bomb.


Pluses for NLOTH:
-Bono's voice/lyrics much better.
-Larry is killin it.
-More mature songs.

Similar to Bomb:
-production (sound quality/compression/mastering/layering)
-after the intial tidal wave of hysteria, people will start to pick away at it. I can already see it.
-It's a new U2 release; being that they're usually 4+ years apart, everyone is in heaven right now.....which is great.
watch what happens in mmm....1-2 months.
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Does anyone .......let me in the sound,let me in the sound......know if NLOH will be ....let me in the sound now......availible in a pill format? I need to get it into my bloodstream a.s.a.p.!
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