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Old 05-18-2006, 08:35 AM   #31
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Discoteque cideo is before its time.
Now Madonna makes a disco album and videos and becomes very popular, HELLO!!! U2 did that 9 years ago(it's nine already)
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Discoteque cideo is before its time.
Now Madonna makes a disco album and videos and becomes very popular, HELLO!!! U2 did that 9 years ago(it's nine already)
Nah, U2 just didn't do it right. I mean, sure Bono was humping the camera, but that wasn't enough. If Bono had been prancing around in a leotard and high heels, and grinding with some guy half his age, then it might have been popular
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Old 05-18-2006, 09:06 AM   #33
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It's probably my favourite album!!

I think POP will become a fans favourite behind achtung baby.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:56 PM   #34
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Be honest, if Pop were a human, would you marry it?
Yes. But since Bono's human and he helped make Pop, I could just marry him instead

I wouldn't say Pop was U2's last rock album, necessarily. HTDAAB is pretty rockin', imo - Vertigo, LAPOE, and ABOY are straight up rock. Vertigo, especially, is one of the most simply rock songs U2 has ever done. Miracle Drug, City, and Crumbs are somewhat rocking as well. However, I do think that Pop is possibly U2's most heavy rock album (well, perhaps second to Achtung) - Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved, Mofo, Last Night on Earth, Gone, Miami... I think maybe the difference between HTDAAB and Pop is production. I know everyone says it, but HTDAAB just sounds so polished and squeaky clean. It's too clean. Too bright. Pop has a ton of production as well, but it doesn't live up to its name. It's not very poppy at all. The album is very layered and has so many sounds going through it, yet somehow it still comes across to me as raw in a way. I can't quite explain it. It's just a feeling. It doesn't really come across as unfinished to me, though. I imagine a more finished Pop would sound like the new versions on the Best Of, which were basically cleaner versions of the songs. I enjoyed the new mixes, but I think they took away a certain atmosphere that hangs over Pop.
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Old 05-18-2006, 03:27 PM   #35
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I wouldn't say Pop was U2's last rock album, necessarily. HTDAAB is pretty rockin', imo - Vertigo, LAPOE, and ABOY are straight up rock. Vertigo, especially, is one of the most simply rock songs U2 has ever done. Miracle Drug, City, and Crumbs are somewhat rocking as well. However, I do think that Pop is possibly U2's most heavy rock album (well, perhaps second to Achtung) - Discotheque, Do You Feel Loved, Mofo, Last Night on Earth, Gone, Miami... I think maybe the difference between HTDAAB and Pop is production. I know everyone says it, but HTDAAB just sounds so polished and squeaky clean. It's too clean. Too bright. Pop has a ton of production as well, but it doesn't live up to its name. It's not very poppy at all. The album is very layered and has so many sounds going through it, yet somehow it still comes across to me as raw in a way. I can't quite explain it. It's just a feeling. It doesn't really come across as unfinished to me, though. I imagine a more finished Pop would sound like the new versions on the Best Of, which were basically cleaner versions of the songs. I enjoyed the new mixes, but I think they took away a certain atmosphere that hangs over Pop.
Thats how I feel as well with Pop, its really hard to explain how Pop sound. Great post.
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Pop is more produced than HTDAAB.

Or ATYCLB for that matter.

Pop was worked, and worked, and worked, and worked.
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Pop is more produced than HTDAAB.

Or ATYCLB for that matter.

Pop was worked, and worked, and worked, and worked.
Yeah sure! IGWSHA and Please are such over produced songs!
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Pop is more produced than HTDAAB.

Or ATYCLB for that matter.

Pop was worked, and worked, and worked, and worked.
No way in hell.

I completely 100% disagree.
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No way in hell.

I completely 100% disagree.
You think Pop was a "Live Record"

1 take, keep things simple, strip it back, limited overdubs?

They had Howie B throwing loops and samples all over the place. Stupid fucking drum machines and processed tape sounds all over the place.

You may love it, and I like it, but it's produced to the max. Everything but the kitchen sink is on there.
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Pop is more produced than HTDAAB.

Or ATYCLB for that matter.

Pop was worked, and worked, and worked, and worked.
The irony!
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Pop is more produced than HTDAAB.

Or ATYCLB for that matter.

Pop was worked, and worked, and worked, and worked.
it does have a lot of production, which I pointed out. But it worked for Pop, and imo it didn't work for HTDAAB. but it's all down to personal preference.

MOOOOOOOOFOOOOOOO
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^ Yeah...

Pop is my favourite U2 album at the moment (and has been for the past few months). They haven't managed to top it with either ATYCLB or HTDAAB - I hope they'll do something slightly more experimental for the next album....
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^ Yeah...

Pop is my favourite U2 album at the moment (and has been for the past few months). They haven't managed to top it with either ATYCLB or HTDAAB - I hope they'll do something slightly more experimental for the next album....
I don't see it, UNLESS they all as a BAND commit to it 100%, rather than trying to fit an album into Bono's activism schedule.

ATYCLB and HTDAAB between them could make up one great album, I just think they need to commit to the music, but I'm certainly nogt going to fault Bono for what he does, but another mediocre cookie-cutter album like HTDAAB will be the end result if he doesnt rebalance his schedule
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Pop is more produced than HTDAAB.

Or ATYCLB for that matter.

Pop was worked, and worked, and worked, and worked.
There is a difference between layering and overproduction. Pop is heavily layered but the production is more raw. HTDAAB is heavily overproduced but w/o as many layers. Although, I do not think ATYCLB was overproduced; I think it sounds about right. Despite being bored by some songs on the second half of the album, I have to give kudos to Eno and Lanois.

What pisses me off is despite how every level in HTDAAB is turned up way too high, they still can't get rid of the popping noise at the beginning of Crumbs.
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POP is boring
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