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Old 11-15-2017, 12:37 PM   #1
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SOE FAN + industry reviews only

Since we are hopefully about to get a ton of fan and industry reviews, it might be a good idea to have a seperate thread just for reviews only so that people don't have to go through pages and pages of other things in the other thread? If this is not ok, feel free to close thread.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:49 PM   #2
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I think this is a good idea. I'm pumped!
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I think this is a good idea. I'm pumped!
Me too! To start most probably have seen this already but if not this guy has the album and has some pretty good track by track reviews and other info.

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I'd say that this time around, they seem to really have a plan with this release. They're being deliberate, measured, taking their time.
I'm baggled by the lack of reviews/leaks since they've been playing these songs to people for the best part of a year. Yet... it seems to be a plan.
Bring on Dec 1!

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The first industry review comes from Uncut magazine and it's new issue:

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songs Of Experience
IsLAND
6/10
Life lessons lack elevation

It may prove not to be U2’s smartest call, releasing the much delayed Songs Of Experience right after taking The Joshua Tree on an acclaimed 30th-birthday tour. Though their 14th studio album isn’t worthy of direct comparison, it contains fleeting proof of a band still capable of making sparks fly. Billed as a collection of reflective letters addressed to Bono’s loved ones, the heat-haze pop of “Summer of Love”, slap-bass ’80s throwback “red Flag Day” and How To Be A rock Star stomp of “The Showman” are terrific, while “The Landlady” positively oozes loveliness. Most of the rest, alas, is a soupy mix of reheated riffs, bolted-on choruses and faux-profound vaguery.
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At least 3 good tracks... let s see...
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The first industry review comes from Uncut magazine and it's new issue:

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songs Of Experience
IsLAND
6/10
Life lessons lack elevation

It may prove not to be U2’s smartest call, releasing the much delayed Songs Of Experience right after taking The Joshua Tree on an acclaimed 30th-birthday tour. Though their 14th studio album isn’t worthy of direct comparison, it contains fleeting proof of a band still capable of making sparks fly. Billed as a collection of reflective letters addressed to Bono’s loved ones, the heat-haze pop of “Summer of Love”, slap-bass ’80s throwback “red Flag Day” and How To Be A rock Star stomp of “The Showman” are terrific, while “The Landlady” positively oozes loveliness. Most of the rest, alas, is a soupy mix of reheated riffs, bolted-on choruses and faux-profound vaguery.


Not a great review then :-( average review, not good not bad
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The first industry review comes from Uncut magazine and it's new issue:

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songs Of Experience
IsLAND
6/10
Life lessons lack elevation

It may prove not to be U2’s smartest call, releasing the much delayed Songs Of Experience right after taking The Joshua Tree on an acclaimed 30th-birthday tour. Though their 14th studio album isn’t worthy of direct comparison, it contains fleeting proof of a band still capable of making sparks fly. Billed as a collection of reflective letters addressed to Bono’s loved ones, the heat-haze pop of “Summer of Love”, slap-bass ’80s throwback “red Flag Day” and How To Be A rock Star stomp of “The Showman” are terrific, while “The Landlady” positively oozes loveliness. Most of the rest, alas, is a soupy mix of reheated riffs, bolted-on choruses and faux-profound vaguery.
So four songs they reckon are good then, and for those of us that like Best Thing, Blackout, Get Out, Little Things...even American Soul - album sounding pretty good so far!
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So four songs they reckon are good then, and for those of us that like Best Thing, Blackout, Get Out, Little Things...even American Soul - album sounding pretty good so far!
Definitely.
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Irish Comedian/Actor/Write Eric Lalor.

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Any review that doesn't mention the blackout being awesome i don't believe!
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If uncut gave it a 6,NME will give it a 1!
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What Uncut gave to Imagine Dragon's last album or Killer's last album or Cold-coffee's last album ? Just to get a perspective of that magazine's reviewer's musical taste. He already got to the wrong side of me by disliking Blackout & Little Things.
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The good news is that Ladylady positively oozes loveliness. It's not a dud according to this review...
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If uncut gave it a 6,NME will give it a 1!


100% the nme will give it a bad review regardless
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