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Old 12-06-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Angel's and Airwaves 'I-Empire'

So I've read a few reviews of A&A's I-Empire and most seem to mention U2-esque sound, and Tom Delonge has also mentioned in interviews how much he admires U2....

so I'm wondering does anyone have this....will it rock my U2 world?

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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here's one awful Streets rip-off for you
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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The start of "The Adventure" does that too.

I'm pretty sure the guitar player thinks delay + chorus = U2.
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Dear Lord.


If John Fogerty could be sued for plagiarizing himself U2 could probably have a successful suit over that song
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can Mellencamp be sued for his atrocious music plaguing television ?
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The first Angels & Airwaves "album" was one big 55 minute-long U2/Cure wannabe song.

I was expecting something better from all that Tom had talked about in interviews, but damn . . . . EVERY song sounded the same. Trying waaaaaaaaay too hard. Yes, U2 has some big, bombastic, anthemic songs . . . . but they've never put out an album with 12 of those kinds of songs back-to-back-to-back-to-back . . . . not even the "Best Of"s.

I will not be buying I-Empire.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #7
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I love how in the comments section one of the guys says, "these guys are [d]oing an amazing job . . . they have a sound that's all their own".



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I tried listening this time, and actually couldn't get through the entire thing.
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Actually I will admit I'm sick to death of "Our Country", but in his defense the album that's on is without a doubt his best yet, and "Our Country" is the weakest track.


But yeah, Angels and Airwaves, if they had a different singer and didn't blatantly rip off U2 I would probably like them more.
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But yeah, Angels and Airwaves, if they had a different singer and didn't blatantly rip off U2 I would probably like them more.


So basically, if they were an entirely different band, you might like them?




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The Adventure was a bloody sweet song....
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This band is puke-worthy...

You can't just get out of Blink-182, suddenly decide you have credibility and adopt a pompous, overdone sound. They sound like a band that has no idea how to use their sound, and consequently it really has no soul.
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This band is puke-worthy...

You can't just get out of Blink-182, suddenly decide you have credibility
Well---I'll give them an A for effort....after all you can't sing about farting forever. We all grow up. But I agree with a previous poster...I wish is voice was different...he still has too much of that snotty, affected punk thing to it.
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There's nothing wrong with Blink 182 either, just because they had commercial success, doesn't make them bad.....

They were the best of what was admittedly a pretty sub-standard wave of punk. Blink 182 were the saving grace, if you don't believe me, go and get yourself enchanted by Enema Of The State.
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I know this thread is hella old but I heard a song on the radio that I kind of liked, and I thought for sure it was blink 182 and it was angels and airwaves. Never even heard of this band before I shazam'd it with my iphone. The adventure, I think the song was called.
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