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Old 06-19-2018, 07:23 AM   #1
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LP15 - We're due for a break from the norm

Let's start the new new album thread, shall we?

What we know:
Not much. Edge says there are a couple ideas floating around.

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I would say that we'll probably take a little bit of a break at the end of this tour and regroup. There's lots of ideas for the next records, but I think a bit of time off just to listen to music and to really feed our creative instincts is in order.
What is rumored:
Songs of Ascent still lives on, in some form. Yes, it's true. These songs may end up getting revisited but given that they're now over 10 years old - I think it's unlikely.


Here's the big question - Will they keep running to the "songwriting 101" well, or are we due for a change in their approach to song writing?

I think we're due for a shakeup. Not just a new producer, or a new recording location - something more impactful. Maybe bringing in some additional musicians to the mix, ala Springsteen's Seeger Sessions.
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it's going to be a long while.
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I think it'll be 2021 at the earliest. 5 years between NLOTH and SOI, and 3 years between SOI and SOE even though SOE was announced right when SOI was released. 2021 is a ~4 year break between albums which I think is reasonable.

What will this album look like? I have no idea. They've gotten the SOI-SOE cycle done, so I think they will be drifting away from narrative-driven albums. The tone will depend on what the world looks like in 2021 - one obvious event in 2020 will do a big part in dictating that tone.
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Hopefully they take the tour down under next year if they are going to take a long break. But not too long since the boys aren’t exactly spring chickens. . SOA could be a jumping off point and they have a history of letting Ideas simmer for a long time.
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They will have something locked and loaded for the outcome of the next US election. Bet your ass.

I would like for them to drop the “songs of” theme. Just drop an album. No gimmicks, no theater.
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They should just put out records, retire from touring, and self-indulge with Brian Eno again.
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They should just put out records, retire from touring, and self-indulge with Brian Eno again.
Original Soundtracks 2?
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If there's no pressure to resume touring they'll never release another album.
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Oh please God yes!
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I'm in the minority but I've been dreaming of that for years.
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I'm in the minority but I've been dreaming of that for years.
If they can get anywhere close to the first seven tracks on that I'll be fully on board.
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They should just put out records, retire from touring, and self-indulge with Brian Eno again.
Not that they need it, but there's no money in making records anymore, the money for bands comes from touring, so more likely they would go the other way and tour and stop recording, though that may not be in their DNA.

But I think we'll be waiting a long time for a new album, they have been quite busy beavers (for them) the past 4 years, and I'm sure they feel they deserve a nice 5-6 year break.
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I think summer 2020 big stadium tour. They have one more major production stadium tour in them. The $ is in touring and not album sales anymore.

I could also see U2 going back to Lanios and Eno. That in itself will probably interest U2 fans & some of the general public. Getting numerous producers is something U2 tried but I don't see them doing it again (too many cooks in the kitchen).
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I think summer 2020 big stadium tour. They have one more major production stadium tour in them. The $ is in touring and not album sales anymore.

I could also see U2 going back to Lanios and Eno. That in itself will probably interest U2 fans & some of the general public. Getting numerous producers is something U2 tried but I don't see them doing it again (too many cooks in the kitchen).
my dream.

I worry that Lanois is done with production, unfortunately. Seems very much focused on his own material these days. It's been 4 years since he's produced anything aside from his own work. I get the sense he's not too keen on spending years in the studio anymore.
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I'm not so sure Eno would be interested either at this point. He knows as well as we do that the band is likely to leave great stuff on the cutting room floor and replace it with some late-hour pop crap produced by someone else.
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LP15 - We're due for a break from the norm

For those of you hoping for an experimental album with Eno, I think the only thing close to that would be an album solely produced by Andy Barlow. That would be something that I would love to see considering his production on the book of your heart and where he is credited on the rest of the album.
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I'm not so sure Eno would be interested either at this point. He knows as well as we do that the band is likely to leave great stuff on the cutting room floor and replace it with some late-hour pop crap produced by someone else.
yeah I think after No Line, both had had enough.. At some point, it's a question of respect, right?
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I could also see U2 going back to Lanios and Eno. That in itself will probably interest U2 fans & some of the general public. Getting numerous producers is something U2 tried but I don't see them doing it again (too many cooks in the kitchen).
It would be interesting to see what an album with them would sound like after such a long break from each other.
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I'm quite interested to see if their 're-application to be the biggest band in the world' (or whatever it was called) will end.

We've had 3 albums now with no hits. The last time U2 had a big song was 14 years ago. More than just their age, or having a single flop, they've failed consistently to produce a 'big' song since 2004, despite 3 very concentrated efforts.

Based on Edge's comments about ideas for the next album, they're still clearly interested in making music. But I wonder if they'll stop trying to achieve commercial success that will bring them contemporary relevance. And if so, what would that look like? Would they drop the Ryan Tedders and go back to old faithfuls like Eno and Lanois? Would they go extremely experimental with a Passengers 2?

I think the most realistic option is they'll continue to make big stadium music. I think they like to make music to play to a big crowd, and I doubt that will end. But we might get music that's a bit more daring if they stop factoring in how to appeal to radio so much.

As for a timeframe, I would guess autumn 2021 at the earliest. Can't imagine they'll bring something out in under 4 years. The only reason that happened with SoE was because they actually tried to make a quick follow up (and it still took 3 years!).
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my dream.

I worry that Lanois is done with production, unfortunately. Seems very much focused on his own material these days. It's been 4 years since he's produced anything aside from his own work. I get the sense he's not too keen on spending years in the studio anymore.

I didn't think of that (didn't even know it). I was looking at the producers on each track for SOE......good lord. I knew it was quite a bit but to have 4-5 producers plus 4 musicians on 1 track is a little crazy.

Friggin GOOYOW had 5 producers !!!!

U2 needs to get back to basics. Its time for a sonic change from them. Their are hints of it on the last 3 albums from some songs but they need something really fresh. Someone that will hunker down with them and make music for themselves & not worry about the relevance talk.

Rock N Roll is at a different place now. You can't even find it on the FM or award shows. Its not a U2 thing. Rock N Roll just doesn't appeal to the masses anymore.
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