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Old 02-10-2009, 08:24 PM   #106
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that was nasty, just nasty.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #107
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I have a feeling we're headed for an "Accelerate" where U2 is concerned. The R.E.M. album came out last year and blew all of the fans away with the kind of music we'd been hoping they'd make since 1996, but the rest of the world...just wasn't interested. It wasn't panned...it just wasn't noticed.

Get ready for a year where you really like the new U2 album, and critics seem to like it, but the planet generally can't be arsed.
Except Accelerate was a crappy commercially-viable album coming off of a series of three somewhat-crappy commercially terrible albums, whereas NLOTH is coming off of a series of two highly-commercially-successful albums and is looking like it won't be as commercially successful because of a move in the opposite direction, regardless of quality.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:29 PM   #108
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Not to mention the fact that comparing REM's relevance outside of the 90's to U2's relevance is like comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:32 PM   #109
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Wow, I'm lucky... not only I read bash on my favorite band here (U2), but I read bash on my second favorite band (R.E.M.) Nice....
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #110
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Wow, I'm lucky... not only I read bash on my favorite band here (U2), but I read bash on my second favorite band (R.E.M.) Nice....
Hey I like both.

But perhaps... Up = POP, Reveal = ATYCLB, Around the Sun = HTDaA Bomb [04 wasnt a great year for either band it seems]

and... Accelerate is far from guff but, tis all subjective innit...
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:51 PM   #111
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Wow, I'm lucky... not only I read bash on my favorite band here (U2), but I read bash on my second favorite band (R.E.M.) Nice....

I know. I thought I'd read the most horrid bashings after ATYCLB and before/after Bomb. But this is the worst I've seen and the fucking album isn't even out. and now people being described as "pleban" because they defend the band. That's absurd and totally out of line. I go to Pleba to get the fuck out of the negativity around here.
It's truly hard to believe.
I don't even want to come here most days. Still do though.
please excuse the f-bombs. But I meant every word.

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:02 AM   #112
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U2 has more Grammys than any other act in history. This year they were nominated for... what again? The band has a record coming out for the first time in five years in March, so the producers decided to get everyone excited for a night of celebrating last year's music by opening the host-less show with music no one has heard yet. Interesting. U2 sounded fine, and Bono's gradual transformation into Robin Williams appears to be coming along apace, but it was hardly the rocket-fueled kick-off to the show, or to U2's promotional tour, that either party was hoping for.
Grade: B-
Robin Williams - WTF?
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:05 AM   #113
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and, fair review. A slightly above mediocre performance of music that no one but us has heard or recognizes as u2 and furthermore that wasn't released last year.
Oh....................................now I do see it!!!!!! I got confused with robbie williams.....

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/...x440_popup.jpg
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:40 AM   #114
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I know. I thought I'd read the most horrid bashings after ATYCLB and before/after Bomb. But this is the worst I've seen and the fucking album isn't even out. and now people being described as "pleban" because they defend the band. That's absurd and totally out of line. I go to Pleba to get the fuck out of the negativity around here.
It's truly hard to believe.
I don't even want to come here most days. Still do though.
please excuse the f-bombs. But I meant every word.

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"Pleban" should be in the dictionary. (That was a joke.)
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:31 PM   #115
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The performance was boring. Honestly. Don't hate, but Coldplay's performance had about 200% more energy that U2's. Admit it.
And Radiohead's
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:22 PM   #116
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And Radiohead's
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The mods don't allow casual Radiohead mentions, just so you know.
or trolling, in case you forgot.
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