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Old 09-24-2017, 03:45 AM   #556
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Sometimes this place seems more like an anti-U2 forum than a fan forum. Jesus.
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What the hell was that acoustic version about? Honestly, sometimes I literally have no idea what they’re thinking. Most times I can see the alternative point of view about a song decision or arrangement, but that there is utterly baffling, all the more so in a stadium gig.
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Sometimes this place seems more like an anti-U2 forum than a fan forum. Jesus.
It seems there are many non-U2 fans or U2 haters are here posing as U2 fans. I hate this kind of activity very much. Why come in a band forum you do not like !!! I hate Bon Jovi, Coldplay etc and I never go to their fan site to express my disdain for them.
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I know,basically the whole thread is just bashing the band.
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Is that what I said?
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It seems there are many non-U2 fans or U2 haters are here posing as U2 fans. I hate this kind of activity very much. Why come in a band forum you do not like !!! I hate Bon Jovi, Coldplay etc and I never go to their fan site to express my disdain for them.
Stuck in a forum you can't get out of.
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It seems there are many non-U2 fans or U2 haters are here posing as U2 fans. I hate this kind of activity very much. Why come in a band forum you do not like !!! I hate Bon Jovi, Coldplay etc and I never go to their fan site to express my disdain for them.
If you don't want to read people bashing U2 then travel back in time bto when they consistently made good music.

It makes sense that this thread is critical because The Best Thing in all its iterations is terrible for a variety of reasons, and the remix is embarrassing. This is easily U2's worst song. At least Crazy Tonight is smoothly arranged and SUC has some interesting moments.
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It makes sense that this thread is critical because The Best Thing in all its iterations is terrible for a variety of reasons, and the remix is embarrassing. This is easily U2's worst song. At least Crazy Tonight is smoothly arranged and SUC has some interesting moments.


We get it...you don't thing TBT is a good song. Reasonable people can disagree. But that's one song off an album we haven't heard yet...and considering their last album was well received by U2 fans it's hard to say they are not consistently releasing good music.
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Is that what I said?
Might as well have, yeah.
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We get it...you don't thing TBT is a good song. Reasonable people can disagree. But that's one song off an album we haven't heard yet...and considering their last album was well received by U2 fans it's hard to say they are not consistently releasing good music.


There are posters who have reasonable criticism of the band and then you have others that don't just tear apart the newest release but song titles to songs they haven't heard and a few lines to songs they have never heard. It's actually comical.
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The acoustic version doesn't sound like four separate songs pasted together, so I don't know why it's getting heaps of shit here. It's one of the exceedingly few occasions that U2 have improved a song by playing it acoustic.

But really what's happened is that it's gone from being a 2 or 3/10 to a 4/10.
I say it was awful because I was there and it was awful. And I don't mind if you don't agree. It's ok. But that was the single worst live U2 experience I've had. Including the Chicago 360 show where I spent about 80% of the evening having a panic attack.
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The acoustistic version of TBT is defiantley not much more better.
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There are posters who have reasonable criticism of the band and then you have others that don't just tear apart the newest release but song titles to songs they haven't heard and a few lines to songs they have never heard. It's actually comical.
Sorry, but for me the lyrics he quoted to Get Out Of Yer Own Way are kinda horribly bad, regardless of a melody that is yet to come. On another personal note, like everyone here I have heard three of these new songs and I know other users like them to varying degrees. I don't. I felt the last release was a mixed bag too, but Cedarwood, Wolves > The Troubles was a fine run and Invisible was a really good companion single.

I like the band, but like more than a few people it seems, I'm perplexed at their woeful Hot 100 pop hit chasing, it's not happening, they must know fine that they are operating in a very different music business than the one they still dominated (as regards singles) in 2005, it's one where (sadly) most big acts over 40 really struggles to have their new music make a huge impact to begin with, let alone get a huge Top 10 hit, unless (a loud cough > Coldplay, Chainsmokers, Big Sean) they are willing to sacrifice not just their integrity, but often their dignity to achieve it.
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