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Old 08-05-2010, 03:32 PM   #136
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I suspected you didn't mean me, but I wanted to address your points.


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^Ok, good! I just wanted to clear the air in case I came off wrong in the original post.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:44 PM   #138
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No, you didn't. Maybe I got my panties a little bunched.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:45 PM   #139
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Haha, no worries! That can happen. The Internetz are serious business!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #140
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I sure hope they don't; the lyrics are ridiculous. However, Red Morning Light it is not, and I feel they will it into being Until The End Of The World when they should have aimed for the more reasonable Vertigo. It doesn't sound light, and that's more what I mean. Yeah, it's a stupid song. But it should have had stupid music too.
yep. the way he sings it, combined with the music, it sounds like it's an incredibly deep song which makes it even more ridiculous.

Use Somebody was the worst though.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:42 PM   #141
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This hasn't happened in this thread, at least not since it's been revived, but it's always amusing to me when U2 fans accuse another band of being too commercially-friendly or mainstream. Seriously? U2 didn't get to be the biggest band in the world by being indie snobs, and in my opinion their music has never suffered for it.
U2 may be synonymous with success, but their music rarely exudes what is currently popular in the mainstream. TJT was huge at the height of hair metal and 80s synth rock, it ran counter-culture to the mainstream. AB is a left field form the band, and lead the way with the kind of sound it contains. Obviously Zooropa and Pop are not the quintessential sounds of 1993 or 1997 either. Yes they went back to basics with ATYCLB and the Bomb, but show some popular albums from those respective eras that are similar, or remembered. NLOTH contained CT, and to an extent Boots that sound like a U2 the world had heard and gobbled up before, but Magnificent (while containing hallmarks of their sound, it is not U2 by the numbers, and is a joyous, simple and yet long song), MOS, NLOTH and many of the album tracks are far from mainstream and traditional U2. Obviously they often craft hooks and memorable verse/chorus singles, but for the most part U2 is marked for their swelling, optimistic, anthemic sound, the chiming guitar, Larry's drum patterns, and of course Bono's distinctive voice.

It may not be as true nowadays, but for a long time U2 created the mainstream instead of aiming to be in it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:21 PM   #142
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^I agree with you. I guess what I was getting at the most basic level when I say "mainstream" is not really the type or even the quality of music U2 has made over the years. They're my favorite band. I love everything they've done, for the most part. What I meant was, at least since JT came out, U2 overall in terms of album sales, tours, awards, and fame has pretty much been the most recognizable and well-known band in the world. And while we all our have our preferences on our favorites and at times, perhaps, disliked or even disagreed with moves the band has made, I would say most people here are big fans. I'm just generally bugged by the posts I've seen over the years not necessarily criticizing the work of a band/artist but the fact that they've become successful in the mainstream industry in the ways I've described above. These are complaints not about the quality of the work but more bitching about popularity while not seeming to notice that they themselves are fans of one of the biggest bands of all time and arguably the biggest of the past 20+ years.
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Gotcha, good post, .
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New songs performed live. Quality is not great but better than beach clips


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Im surprised no one has responded to my post, thoughts on the new songs?
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:56 PM   #146
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I didn't make it all the way through either of them.

That makes me sad.
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Thats too bad. Well, there are other new songs floating around youtube if you guys care to check them out - Radioactive (first single), Southbound, and Pickup Truck.
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Thats too bad. Well, there are other new songs floating around youtube if you guys care to check them out - Radioactive (first single), Southbound, and Pickup Truck.
Can you hook it up with a source saying that Radioactive is the lead single? Where did you hear that?
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People from the kings of leon board were saying that an exec from RCA tweeted it.
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So first we have the St. Louis incident, and now they have suddenly cancelled two concerts (Pittsburgh 9/7 and Hershey 9/8) without any explanation other than a "scheduling conflict". Low ticket sales are the real suspect. Seems like this summer has been a PR nightmare for the band. I really like all their album, but from what I've seen, their recent success is going straight to their heads.
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