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Old 02-03-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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You've Never Heard U2's 'The Joshua Tree'?

I found this article on NPR. Interesting...

You've Never Heard U2's 'The Joshua Tree'? - All Songs Considered Blog : NPR
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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she's totally right about Red Hill Mining Town and In God's Country sounding like the same song.

a lot of U2's songs sound exactly like each other. for example, these pairings:

All I Want Is You/Mofo
No Line On The Horizon/MLK
The Fly/Heartland


there's many more...
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Haha... seriously.
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i was actually at a pool party last summer and was talking to a friend about the upcoming norman concert, when another guest basically asked "u2? who is that?" or something to that effect. He was probably mid 20's and he really had no idea who u2 is.
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it's formidable that they got someone who showcases hardly any attention span to sit through an album

it's an interesting concept though
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I always find it very interesting when I hear of people who have never heard the album before and they end up enjoying it.
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When listening to Exit I too often envision Bono as Poseidon and Edge riding on the back of a giant winged dolphin.
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she's totally right about Red Hill Mining Town and In God's Country sounding like the same song.

a lot of U2's songs sound exactly like each other. for example, these pairings:

All I Want Is You/Mofo
No Line On The Horizon/MLK
The Fly/Heartland


there's many more...
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heh, I like this line...

""Exit" begins with a beautiful hymnal chorus that's bordering on gospel."
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she's totally right about Red Hill Mining Town and In God's Country sounding like the same song.

a lot of U2's songs sound exactly like each other. for example, these pairings:

All I Want Is You/Mofo
No Line On The Horizon/MLK
The Fly/Heartland


there's many more...
Thank you Mikal, you just made my day.
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This is why I don't worry about the musical opinions of the rest of my 'U2-sucks!' generation, they don't know shit about music, they think emotion (which is why I love U2 more than anyone else) equals schmaltz, and when they see similarities with contemporary music they state it in a way that seems to suggest U2 being influenced by bands 2 decades later .

And someone made the comment on the day on that site, that the 'U2 sucks' crowd does not even see the influence on their favorite artists, nor the absolute love those musicians have for U2. THANK YOU. That's what I always say.
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heh, I like this line...

""Exit" begins with a beautiful hymnal chorus that's bordering on gospel."
They must have a crappy non-remastered US-pressed CD!
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I read to the part where he called With or Without You sentimental and syrupy and stopped in disgust. You would think an organization like NPR would hire smarter interns.
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she's totally right about Red Hill Mining Town and In God's Country sounding like the same song.

a lot of U2's songs sound exactly like each other. for example, these pairings:

All I Want Is You/Mofo
No Line On The Horizon/MLK
The Fly/Heartland


there's many more...
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I read to the part where he called With or Without You sentimental and syrupy and stopped in disgust. You would think an organization like NPR would hire smarter interns.
Not to mention that to this day WOWY sounds ahead of its time. Of course it's a hallmark, but it's not the sound of the song that makes people think WHOA! TOTALLY 80s!!!!.
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Question..How does the remastered version of The Joshua Tree sound like, I mean by how it differentiates from the compressed US versions? like quality of sound? is it clearer? louder? more full?
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Pretty dumb article although at least she liked "Bullet" and "Exit" - the question I asked after reading it was WHERE IS THE MENTION OF "RUNNING TO STAND STILL"?????? Really!
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Question..How does the remastered version of The Joshua Tree sound like, I mean by how it differentiates from the compressed US versions? like quality of sound? is it clearer? louder? more full?
all i know is this guy didn't listen to the remastered version, he obviously listened to the version with the outro of one tree hill mistaken put in front of exit.

meanwhile, the remaster sounds amazing. it's clearer and there's much more depth, for lack of a better term.
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meanwhile, the remaster sounds amazing. it's clearer and there's much more depth, for lack of a better term.
Awesome..it really got me a clearer picture of the next cd i'm buying..
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