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Old 04-21-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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Why can't U2 write songs like this anymore???

"All Systems Red" by Calexico
I remember when U2 had this kind of emotional power and I miss that. Sure the latest album is still good per say...but nothing on HTDAAB comes close to this new song by Calexico. What does anyone else think??? I'm certainly NOT trying to start a Calexico vs U2 thread here - there's really no comparison. I'm just obsessed with this song right now and miss when I could be obsessed about a U2 song (i.e. "Bad", "Please", "Gone", "Love Is Blindness", "Miss Sarajevo"...and the list goes on)
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yeah, how come U2 doesn't write Calexico songs anymore?
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Kind of a silly thread.

Why can't Calexico write songs like this one?

Why can't Beastie Boys write a song like Backstreet Boys?

Why can't Keane play guitar like The Edge?

Wow the list of threads we can do with this logic...
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Why can't everyone just be more like Calexico?

Who is Calexico btw
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Maybe U2 are just as good at songwriting as they've ever been.

(Actually they're better at songwriting than they've ever been.)

Maybe you've changed.
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Because you touch yourself at night

I mean... er... I enjoy U2 and their current musical style. Hooray for the best band ever!
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Posting to remind myself never to post in this thread again.
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It's a shame that U2 can't write songs like Ca...what?...............................
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Because you touch yourself at night

I mean... er... I enjoy U2 and their current musical style. Hooray for the best band ever!
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Comparing U2 songs quality over time to one song by a different band really says nothing about u2 song quality
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So who's this Ca..err..xi...erm...co what?!? Never heard of 'em mate and don't care to either!! There'll probably go the same as most of U2s other peers and make a few albums and have a few hits then disappear into oblivion, never to be heard from again! Not that I've ever heard of Calxo to begin with!!



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I mean... er...
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So who's this Ca..err..xi...erm...co what?!? Never heard of 'em mate and don't care to either!! There'll probably go the same as most of U2s other peers and make a few albums and have a few hits then disappear into oblivion, never to be heard from again! Not that I've ever heard of Calxo to begin with!!



Calexico are actually a very good band. I wouldn't say they are a peer of U2. They have an alt country, southwest sound of sorts. That's why this comparison is so silly.
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Calexico is a cool band, and their new album is very good. But this thread is ridiculous. Why compare? If you like Calexico's songs better than U2's recent output, then bully for you.
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Geeeeeez,
You guys take the cake.
If you actually read the post you'd of noticed I didn't mean for this to become a Calexico vs U2 thread...all I was saying is that the song "All Systems Red" had the same magic as let's say "Bad" or "Gone" "Please" etc. and I just don't get that feel from the new crop of songs from U2. Remember too that I've been a huge fan since 1980 - half you knuckleheads weren't even a wink in Mom or Dad's eye yet. Anyways, let's just get rid of this thread now and save all of us from wasting our time.
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let's just get rid of this thread now and save all of us from wasting our time.
Good idea!
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half you knuckleheads weren't even a wink in Mom or Dad's eye yet. Anyways, let's just get rid of this thread now and save all of us from wasting our time.

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