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Old 07-21-2006, 05:27 PM   #1
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So After Listening through Zooropa again!

The only songs I like are Lemon and The Wanderer. This is probably one of their weakest albums. I was bored listening to it.


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You'd better.

Seriously, at least you like Lemon now too; we're making progress!
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You'd better.

Seriously, at least you like Lemon now too; we're making progress!
LOL. Well as I was listening to some other music I was trying to remember if Lemon was on Zooropa. Good song. The reast of the album is junk.
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You don't like Stay or The First Time? Like I said on a previous thread, given what seem to be your tastes, I'm surprised you don't like them. What aspects of them do you dislike?
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LOL. Well as I was listening to some other music I was trying to remember if Lemon was on Zooropa. Good song. The reast of the album is junk.
You have a lot to learn, my friend. Zooropa is pure brilliance.
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LOL. Well as I was listening to some other music I was trying to remember if Lemon was on Zooropa. Good song. The reast of the album is junk.
Oh well. Everyone has their tastes. We all need to CoExIst, right?

Now, I'll let the other members turn this thread into an anti-HTDAAB/anti-new album-which-hasn't-even-come-out-yet thread.
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:35 PM   #7
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You have a lot to learn, my friend. Zooropa is pure brilliance.
where is the Brilliance, the fact that they tried making a New Age rock album, which does not work?
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Oh well. Everyone has their tastes. We all need to CoExIst, right?

Now, I'll let the other members turn this thread into an anti-HTDAAB/anti-new album-which-hasn't-even-come-out-yet thread.
I hope it turns into a Zooropa appreciation thread instead...
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Zooropa sounds to much like "POP" The First time was ok. Like LemonMelon said different tastes. What makes you all like this album so much?
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I can't explain it. But it is the only U2 album where absolutely nothing else I have heard even compares to it. The title track, Lemon and Stay are among their best work ever.

I must say though that when it was first released, I ranked it as like #6 out of their 8 albums at the time. Now it is #4 out of 12 (inc. Passengers). So it grew on me very slowly.
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I hope it turns into a Zooropa appreciation thread instead...
I think we already have one of those...

...I'll go dig it up.
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Zooropa sounds to much like "POP"
Don't see that at all. Maybe only on a very surface level, as in they are both influenced by electronica (although very different versions of electronica).
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I think it may be the Electronica part. I am not to fond of that music, but I will listen to it and give it another try.
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Lemon and The Wanderer are the 2 stand out tracks for me

I do think it's a majestical album though
I even think Babyface is absolute brilliance (how the music + production + lyrics all fit each other perfectly + the way it fits the overall theme of the album)
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Zooropa has to be the most loved and hated U2 album... I'd like to know one thing: What was the general reaction of U2 fans when it came out? I'm really curious because I wasn't a U2 fan back then. I love the album but I don't know how I'd reacted if I listened to it for the first time in 93...
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I think it may be the Electronica part. I am not to fond of that music, but I will listen to it and give it another try.
As I said, it is a grower.

Zooropa is more influenced by ambient, industrial and space rock.

Pop is more influenced by techno and trip-hop.

Please note I said influenced. I don't want to start a discussion about whether or not Pop is actually techno or trip-hop.
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Zooropa sounds to much like "POP" The First time was ok. Like LemonMelon said different tastes. What makes you all like this album so much?
The reason I enjoy it is because of

A) It represents a time in my life that I loved.

B) It blew me away the first time I heard it and taught me never to be cynical about music, and expect the best, because you could be surprised.

C) Just how simply great the songs are; and they're so creative! Stay is one of the most moving songs I've ever heard, Zooropa is audio art, Lemon is a great dance tune with wonderful synthesizers, Some Days Are Better Than Other might have U2's best bass riff and an awesome solo by Edge (one of his best), and it's all so fun to listen to!

D) All of the above, times 10. (Because it's hard to express it through typing words)
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the one song that I thought was really horrible was "Numb"
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the one song that I thought was really horrible was "Numb"
It's a cool song, really. I wish there was more to it musically, but it's a great song, and better live (for some reason I like it better there). The ear tickling sound effects don't hurt either.
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Like I said I will listen to it again.
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