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Old 04-03-2008, 05:08 PM   #31
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The difference between Radiohead and U2 on this matter is that the band already publicly admitted (through Ed O'Brien) that they are annoyed with this Best Of. U2 didn't say shit. They just collected the money.
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I'm laughing because life is funny

I don't think many band's are that keen on compilation albums
it's just about always the record company

so your choices are to get involved and try to sort of salvage it (whether you succeed is a different question)
or not get involved and just have to bare whatever compilation is being released

either way it's bollocks
and that makes me laugh

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zootlesque, i find trying to make sense of things usually doesn't work or count for much anyway.

that's why i almost always immediately resort to name-calling and profanity.
Blunt but honest!
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I favour blunt honesty myself
but I don't think you people would get it
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The difference between Radiohead and U2 on this matter is that the band already publicly admitted (through Ed O'Brien) that they are annoyed with this Best Of. U2 didn't say shit. They just collected the money.
well, not quite. radiohead quite literally have no say in this matter, as they're no longer contracted with emi. their first albums belong to emi, and that company can do anything they want with them.

u2 signed a contract that among other things, such as releasing albums of original material, also explicitly mention greatest hits/best of packages.

to be completely honest, i thought and still think there was nothing wrong with the best of 80's and 90's. smart idea, really at least when it comes to these sort of things.

the u218 thing on the other hand, was comical at best.
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to be completely honest, i thought and still think there was nothing wrong with the best of 80's and 90's. smart idea, really at least when it comes to these sort of things.

the u218 thing on the other hand, was comical at best.
Yup, agreed! I don't have a problem with the 90s Best Of but they could've compiled it better though and given a little more fucking respect to Pop instead of butchering it's songs with those inaudible remixes.
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but I don't think you people would get it
you're right. us people are a bit daft, aren't we... i've figured as much for sometime now.
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nah, not daft
you just don't get it
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and you're ugly.

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zootlesque, perhaps now's a good time to see what i meant a little earlier. irrational, petty, and unsubstantiated insults are all that's needed to deal with people like this. don't waste too much time actually processing their self-described genius - for even if they are half as brilliant as they make themselves out to be, some of us will just never "get it".

a shame i'll never taste the spirit of enlightenment...
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It's a shame when things like this happen against the band's wishes.

From a music buyer's point of view though, I think that Greatest Hits or Best Ofs are fantastic for people with only a casual interest in the band/artist who don't want to get albums.
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I love Greatest Hits/Best Ofs for the debate they can create amongst exiting fans and the way they can attract new fans (My U2 fandom is based on the 80/90 Best Of compilations, and I also discovered Smiths through such compilations too.

What R-Hed should've done, if they had any brains and genuninely cared about the content of the BEST OF, is what Noel did with Oasis' GH package, which Oasis were similarly forced to release due to change of record label. Noel has stated, wither the record company would select the songs, or the band (him) could select the songs. He'd much rather him choose the tracklisting than a bunch of fat business people who know fuck all about the band. Greenwood and Co should've done similar.

That Oasis GH was bollocks anyway. What was Noel thinking!

And this R-Hed GH looks immensely average as well.....too much stuff from Bends.
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And this R-Hed GH looks immensely average as well.....too much stuff from Bends.
Do you realize that you are one of the few abnormal people (maybe even the only one) in the world with this opinion???










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Do you realize that you are one of the few abnormal people (maybe even the only one) in the world with this opinion???
What's even worse is that he says it over and over...
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It's a shame when things like this happen against the band's wishes.

From a music buyer's point of view though, I think that Greatest Hits or Best Ofs are fantastic for people with only a casual interest in the band/artist who don't want to get albums.
I concur with both points.

It's an official slap in the face from EMI to not respect Radiohead's wishes, but these kinds of collections really do spark an interest in further catalogue exploration. That said, I really hate the well-worn terms "Best Of" and "Greatest Hits," considering how the "rest of" a band's work might be just as interesting or moving. Cliched terms for band like Radiohead just seem so wrong. It should have been called "A Blip in Time" or something.

I'm also secretly smiling over the fact that Optimistic is not there...one of my favourites. It's so fun to be a snob when these things are released.
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Optimistic/In Limbo totally deserves to be there!!! I think it's in my top 5.
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