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Old 12-06-2017, 05:58 PM   #81
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Landlady is the only song on the album that I can't remember anything about musically. Not surprised writers keep forgetting about it.
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What's with these writers and skipping - or barely making mention of - Landlady?
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Landlady is the only song on the album that I can't remember anything about musically. Not surprised writers keep forgetting about it.
Honestly, same. When I listen to it, it's pretty and I love the sentiment, but it's the only song on the album that hasn't been in my head at any point during the week.

I gave it a mention in my review and even used the line you said I could use, gvox ... only to have it edited out! Ha. That was the only edit I was annoyed with.
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I gave it a mention in my review and even used the line you said I could use, gvox ... only to have it edited out! Ha. That was the only edit I was annoyed with.
The nerve of them!!

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Got an email from Ticketmaster today asking if I wanted to redeem my free CD of U2's "forthcoming album".

Everything seems so disorganized. It's a fucking joke.
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Everything seems so disorganized. It's a fucking joke.
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Landlady is the only song on the album that I can't remember anything about musically. Not surprised writers keep forgetting about it.
Musically its almost not even there. Very little going on.
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Landlady is gorgeous, definitely one of my five or six favorites from the album. I wish more of you dug it.
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Its in my top 12.
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Eh. I like the vocal melody, the rest is forgettable.
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Landlady is the only song on the album that I can't remember anything about musically. Not surprised writers keep forgetting about it.
Well it doesn't have a rhythm section for most of it, and when it does come in it's very subtle. Edge is really just sketching around the vocal; this is totally Bono's show. And he really delivers one of his great performances. "She takes me up to the stars/I'm weightless" is gorgeous.

He went out of his way not to be too sentimental and I think he nailed it.
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Its in my top 12.
Landlady hints at the off-putting corniness of Original of the Species while equalling the breakneck speed and edge-of-your-seat excitement of Grace.

It's definitely among the top 200 most enthralling U2 tracks.
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Well it doesn't have a rhythm section for most of it, and when it does come in it's very subtle. Edge is really just sketching around the vocal; this is totally Bono's show. And he really delivers one of his great performances. "She takes me up to the stars/I'm weightless" is gorgeous.



He went out of his way not to be too sentimental and I think he nailed it.


This. I love it in the same way I love One Step Closer and Sleep Like A Baby. A great mellow track without cheesing it up too much.
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I'm definitely surprised Landlady isn't more popular. Aside from the cumbersome analogy of Ali to a landlady, it's not shabby. The ending is one of the best parts of the album.
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Landlady hints at the off-putting corniness of Original of the Species while equalling the breakneck speed and edge-of-your-seat excitement of Grace.

It's definitely among the top 200 most enthralling U2 tracks.
Ha ha haaaaa
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Landlady hints at the off-putting corniness of Original of the Species while equalling the breakneck speed and edge-of-your-seat excitement of Grace.

It's definitely among the top 200 most enthralling U2 tracks.


but also fuck you i like grace
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Right back at the beginning, [then-day-to-day manager Brian Celler] took me out for dinner and said, "There's this track called 'The Little Things That Give You Away,'" and he basically just read a list of the world's top producers -- Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse -- who have had a go at it. He said, "The band knows there is a great song in there and if you can get this off the ideas table, then you've done something that none of these other producers could." So that became my personal mission. Although quite a few of us worked on it, Jolyon and myself really shaped that track. It's got that Lamb kind of shape to it. The way it goes up the gears and explodes at the end.
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I'm definitely surprised Landlady isn't more popular. Aside from the cumbersome analogy of Ali to a landlady, it's not shabby. The ending is one of the best parts of the album.


I’m with you on this one. I think it’s one of Bono’s finer vocals on the album, and that ending is sublime.
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Count me as another who considers landlady the highlight of the album
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Yeah, I think the chorus of Landlady is pretty memorable. I also like the guitar melody, even if it’s palm muted.
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