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Old 10-16-2017, 11:30 AM   #121
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The overall theme being, what would you want to say to those you love if it was your last chance to tell them something...
We keep getting the eluding to - the end. Whether this is just the concept for this album or not, it does get you feeling like the band is seeing the sunset and reflecting on the important personal feelings that go along with that.

I think a self-consciously commercial pop format is not the best style for addressing that theme
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:51 AM   #122
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I think a self-consciously commercial pop format is not the best style for addressing that theme
A song can be "pop" and still have meaningful lyrics. He has said that the best thing is about Ali, she being the best thing about him and also delving into the deeper/tougher side of relationships (theirs or in general) with the "why am i walking away"
seems to fit the theme of speaking to those you love.
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If SOE is their last, 14 albums in total doesn't sit well with my OCD, I just don't think 14 is a very sexy number, whereas 15 is nice and round!
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This is why we need a like button. I have no reply other than thanks for posting.

yes.

it is interesting how seemingly awkward titles suddenly make much more sense once we get a little context, and those so quick to mock Mr. "love/knee/feel" in an attempt to appear smarter than Bono look a little silly afterwards.
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If SOE is their last, 14 albums in total doesn't sit well with my OCD, I just don't think 14 is a very sexy number, whereas 15 is nice and round!
so that's why he says catorce.
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so that's why he says catorce.
Mind. Blown.
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so that's why he says catorce.
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It would further emphasize the past when what they want to do is sell the present and future.
One could almost say it glorifies the past while the future dries up.
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Also, can anyone give me the origin of the October 20th information that the band will be doing an announcement?
I think maybe this was the source of the rumor?

u2songs | The Crystal Ball: What's Up Next |

"We are told" seems to imply that they have a source within or close to the band's organization, not just reading the tea leaves.
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I think maybe this was the source of the rumor?

u2songs | The Crystal Ball: What's Up Next |

"We are told" seems to imply that they have a source within or close to the band's organization, not just reading the tea leaves.
Thank you! October 20th or thereabouts... fingers crossed.
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I think the ceiling for an album depends on the impact of the lead single. ATYCLB was an average U2 album carried into the top half of their catalogue by Beautiful Day. .
That is a very nice point! Never though about it that way and I agree.
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Thank you! October 20th or thereabouts... fingers crossed.
We still have one final meltdown in us.

Imagine if nothing is announced Friday??
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We still have one final meltdown in us.

Imagine if nothing is announced Friday??
LOL. Just remembering when The Blackout live FB thing didn't drop until late in the day. We don't like being stood up around here.

Trying to keep myself from expecting too much.
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That is a very nice point! Never though about it that way and I agree.
By the "lead single"? quite often yes. But sometimes it's most successful single, that will lift the album to greater heights.

The Fly did not seal Achtung Baby's fate. Mysterious Ways and One, and in lesser ways EBTTRT and WGRYWH, made that the classic album it is today.

But yes, Miracle, Boots, and Discotheque all make a strong argument that the lead single can put off enough people at the start to hobble an albums ultimate popularity.
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I’m confident we’ll get some info before Halloween.
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