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Old 07-19-2014, 11:27 PM   #106
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Deep down, everyone loves them and wants to be them. Everyone.

The issue is irritation with Bono, their professed desire to be the biggest/best, and their ability to consistently pull it off since 1985.

So people slag them off. But they shed a tear when "one" comes on, and again when they get a glimpse of humanity's potential during "streets."

Everyone loves some U2.


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I don't know about everyone wanting to be them. But I agree that people don't find it cool to talk about U2 when discussing the greatest of music. Maybe it's just human insecurity and hypocrisy and jealousy etc etc. But even still, it's stuff that is getting in the way of acknowledging their contribution to music in a fair way.

To answer BVS, I'm defining this by my entire life experience of being a U2 fan and noticing throughout the years that whole lotta people (A) Don't consider U2 a serious band, or (B) Don't want to admit to their liking of U2.

The Beatles, Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Dylan, The Clash...these are acts people scream their love from the rooftops for. U2 is enjoyed secretly. There's an embarrassment about loving U2. Maybe someone hates The Stones, hates The Clash, but they won't pick on someone mercilessly for liking any of those groups. U2 is different. They are unique, I admit it.
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I don't know about everyone wanting to be them. But I agree that people don't find it cool to talk about U2 when discussing the greatest of music. Maybe it's just human insecurity and hypocrisy and jealousy etc etc. But even still, it's stuff that is getting in the way of acknowledging their contribution to music in a fair way.



To answer BVS, I'm defining this by my entire life experience of being a U2 fan and noticing throughout the years that whole lotta people (A) Don't consider U2 a serious band, or (B) Don't want to admit to their liking of U2.



The Beatles, Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Dylan, The Clash...these are acts people scream their love from the rooftops for. U2 is enjoyed secretly. There's an embarrassment about loving U2. Maybe someone hates The Stones, hates The Clash, but they won't pick on someone mercilessly for liking any of those groups. U2 is different. They are unique, I admit it.

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U2 is still at it. The others are basically done, and understood. Desth's have happened. They are fully heritage acts.

U2 isn't quite there yet. Also, Bono is polarizing.

But I will argue that everyone loves some U2. And if you were born in the 70s you own at least 2 of their albums.


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Old 07-19-2014, 11:42 PM   #109
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U2 is still at it. The others are basically done, and understood. Desth's have happened. They are fully heritage acts.

U2 isn't quite there yet. Also, Bono is polarizing.

But I will argue that everyone loves some U2. And if you were born in the 70s you own at least 2 of their albums.


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I'm not arguing that everyone doesn't love them some U2. I agree that there is probably a world of closet U2 fans.
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I'm not arguing that everyone doesn't love them some U2. I agree that there is probably a world of closet U2 fans.

And when they die/retire, they'll come out.


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Why so angry?

No anger, just amused that you always have a hard time backing up your comments.


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No anger, just amused that you always have a hard time backing up your comments.


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Whoa, take it easy there Smugface.

It's just my opinion. You're not going to find Ozeeko's correct answer in any textbook on this subject.
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Whoa, take it easy there Smugface.



It's just my opinion. You're not going to find Ozeeko's correct answer in any textbook on this subject.

your opinion has no backing. You have a history of trying too hard.


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Do you have any friends? Is this your life?
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Perhaps. We'll see...

In don't think we can underestimate how much Bono irritates people. And I love the guy.

He was cool in '85. Annoying in '88. Cool in '92. Annoying in '97. Cool in '01. He crossed over back to annoying sometime in '06 and hasn't come back yet. The tax issue really is kind of a thing.

Still, he is their creative life force and I think his singing continues to get better. Even some of his lyrics too. He's just gotten too Princess Di for the rock world.


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Do you have any friends? Is this your life?

You see... I don't ever go there. I'm sorry you feel the need. Night.


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The tax issue really is kind of a thing.
The sort of thing that will eventually seriously affect the Arctic Monkeys' image, because of their tax issues too.
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