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Old 06-25-2007, 09:19 PM   #1
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Be Honest, Who Wishes...

...U2 would retire.

Many people here just hate or dislike the "new" U2. Do you just wish they would retire so they don't make an album worse that HTDAAB?

I personally love ATYCLB and HTDAAB and want more music but I feel many people wish they would stop recording. Who here feels this way?
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I see no good coming out of this thread.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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Indeed, see below thread as an example of what I predict will happen to this thread:

http://forum.interference.com/t177602.html
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I hope they will retire...but not anytime soon. Maybe in 10 years or so, I have no desire to see them continuing to tour like the Rolling Stones, but I think they still have a lot of years in them.
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I hope they play till their 80

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I don't want U2 to retire. I want them to keep playing great concerts and to return to making great music. I suspect the vast majority of people who dislike the recent material would agree with me.

And hey, if U2 keep making music I'm not so keen on, and if their concerts go completely down the tubes, what do I care? I still get much enjoyment from their earlier work and I can go to concerts by other bands. I only wish that U2 retire when they feel like retiring. I don't have to follow them right up until the end. I would like them to keep making music and playing concerts that I enjoy right through to the end, but if they don't, at least someone else will enjoy it.
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That's the most sensible thing I've heard all day.

Clearly, you do not belong on this forum.

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Well, they haven't started making music that, to me, sucks.. So I see no reason for them to retire.

Plus, I am excited about them working with Eno and Lanois again and I am also excited about what will come out of the "beach clips" because I really thought those songs had potential.

They're entering the twilight of their careers and it could give us some interesting "grown up" music.

People really need to let go of the past.
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In one word:





Hell no.
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I am with Axver. I want them to retire when they want to retire. Beyond that, I gain too much pleasure from their albums and tours to wish retirement on them. HTDAAB might not be as good as other albums, but, I still like it and I still get a thrill when listening to new U2 for the first time...and while the results are not quite as spectacular as when I first listened to JT or AB, I still like what I hear, and that's good enough for me.
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Another voice of reason.

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There is absolutely no reason for them to retire completely until they are physically unable to pull it off. There's no reason - health and bodies permitting - they can't go for at least another 20 years. That wouldn't mean becoming the Rolling Stones either. Just keep moving the music forward (please!) and also not try and be something they're not. Don't rest on the past, and don't be afraid to leave the past behind. It sounds like the basic career plan for everything U2 has done, but it will become harder and harder for them to actually do as they get older for a variety of reasons. I, personally, have no beef with the idea that U2 'retire' the stadium packing biggest band in the world in a decade and then spend the 20 years after that just recording and releasing really unbelievable music, playing it live every now and then in the appropriate setting, just basically being awesome and heading off into the sunset with the maximum respect. Bono at age 55 trying to jump around to Vertigo on a stage set that is simply big just for the sake of being big, having just released HTDAAB III, loaded with generic stadium anthems and heartstring pulling ballads... not interested. They're going to have to make that shift, and if they can do it, then they should run with it until they simply physically can't anymore. I think they'll be at their best then, when no-one expects them to be !!U2!!
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I don't want U2 to retire. I want them to keep playing great concerts and to return to making great music. I suspect the vast majority of people who dislike the recent material would agree with me.

And hey, if U2 keep making music I'm not so keen on, and if their concerts go completely down the tubes, what do I care? I still get much enjoyment from their earlier work and I can go to concerts by other bands. I only wish that U2 retire when they feel like retiring. I don't have to follow them right up until the end. I would like them to keep making music and playing concerts that I enjoy right through to the end, but if they don't, at least someone else will enjoy it.
i actually completely agree with you
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You should agree with Tripe for the Plebian Masses members, FYI.
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HTDAAB is not their worse album...quite the contrary. I doubt you'll find one album where you'll get 95% of the people to agree it's their best...

I doubt U2 will officially retire...I hope they never do...
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HTDAAB is not their worse album...quite the contrary. I doubt you'll find one album where you'll get 95% of the people to agree it's their best...
what?
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what?
I think "duh" would be a more proper response, as his statement goes without saying.
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I think "duh" would be a more proper response, as his statement goes without saying.
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