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Old 09-13-2017, 10:54 PM   #121
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I know I'm late to the polarized opinions fest, but I've got one to share (who doesn't. All in good fun).

When I first heard some of that verse stuff in the Kygo version many moons ago, I was excited for this one. When I heard the official single release last week, I wanted to like it so badly that I would play it again and again but the song never took off for me. It's just kinda there.

I agree it has a copy/paste feel to it, but not exactly disjointed. They're still a very talented band and know how to glue pieces together.

My favorite part is the Edge singing.

There's just no drive to the song, overall. No lift-off. It comes close when Edge does his old-school chimey guitar lick, but it sounds like a crutch that the song leans on for a few seconds to make sure the die-hards don't check out. Plus, I don't know if I'm alone on this, but I kind of like when he strays from that guitar sound, lately. It's his autopilot/in-the-box go-to sound and he hasn't found an innovative way to use it in a long time. It's not just the Edge that seems to run to safety a lot; Bono's singing has been a certain style since about 2000 (on most songs) that I'm kinda over, too. Not every song you make is going to be an epic ballad or anthem. Explore the low-range once in a while or bring back the fat-lady voice now and then. I like sultry/gruff Bono. He got left in the 90s though, I guess.

Didn't mean to write a novel. I'll end it on something positive that I've gathered from the new material so far. It goes like this: Hot damn, Mr. Clayton! Are you taking control of this group or what?!
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:49 AM   #122
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Kygo remix according to U2start and U2 achtung:

https://twitter.com/U2start/status/908248017769246720
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:55 AM   #123
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Think this is the strategy to drop the single give it two weeks then drop the remix and hope it really catches on?
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:58 AM   #124
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Wooohoo hope this is true i think the kygo mix will be awesome.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:11 AM   #125
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Now we can talk about how terrible the "new" Kygo mix was and how they should have went with the original version.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:26 AM   #126
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Now we can talk about how terrible the "new" Kygo mix was and how they should have went with the original version.


Lol
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Old 09-14-2017, 09:29 AM   #127
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Now we can talk about how terrible the "new" Kygo mix was and how they should have went with the original version.
Well, it seems that the original TBT version has stalled on radio already in the US, almost as if someone has pulled the plug on it to make room for the Kygo mix??
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Well, it seems that the original TBT version has stalled on radio already in the US, almost as if someone has pulled the plug on it to make room for the Kygo mix??


Either that or nobody likes the song :-)
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Either that or nobody likes the song :-)
Yep, quick, back to the Blackout, it's already a number one after all!!
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https://www.facebook.com/U2Songs/pos...95940222<br />

Any of our Australian friends up?
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Kygo mix also showing on Spotify
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:59 AM   #132
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You can change your iTunes Store to Australia, even if you don't live in Australia

Might work?
http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/24/chang...nes-app-store/
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I suspect some people will like it up to 1:45 and not like the rest.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:07 AM   #134
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You can change your iTunes Store to Australia, even if you don't live in Australia

Might work?
http://osxdaily.com/2013/05/24/chang...nes-app-store/


You have to change your billing address and credit card info as well
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #135
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Hey, a somewhat smart decision on their part to put this thing out soon after the release and maybe get it going in other circles!

Pumped to hear it as I do like it. Does it sound pretty much like the live versions he had been playing?
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