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Old 09-11-2016, 08:21 PM   #621
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Chrisedge is a good egg.
I like him. He's been good to me.

But I think if I had genuine inside info, I wouldn't share it. I hate that coy "insider" bullshit anyway, and besides, I'd like to be trusted by my sources to not blab all over the internet
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Can we do some shuttlecock polling?

Last Classic Album:
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Last Great Album: No Line On The Horizon

Last Classic Song: City Of Blinding Lights
Recent Great Songs (Ordinary Love-onward): California

Just kind of curious. And I love that this was like the one sane place on the forum where SOI was given a reality check. The next album could be Bono covering Michelle Branch and most of the forum would love it because it's new and says U2 on the package.
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The next album could be Bono covering Michelle Branch and most of the forum would love it because it's new and says U2 on the package.
Well at least you'll love the new album cover of Larry hugging Bernie Sanders.



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Can we do some shuttlecock polling?

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Last Classic Song: City Of Blinding Lights
Recent Great Songs (Ordinary Love-onward): California

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I'm not sure what the distinction between 'classic' and 'great' is, but I'll assume 'classic' is more to do with public perception while 'great' is more to do with subjective musical quality. Using those definitions...

Last Classic Album: ATYCLB
Last Great Album: Pop

Last Classic Song: Vertigo or COBL
Last Great Song: Honestly, could be any of a few from SOI - The Troubles, Sleep Like A Baby, Raised By Wolves, Cedarwood Road, Crystal Ballroom.

But again, the terms weren't well defined, so...
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Not even sure I understand what "classic" means.

Either way, ATYCLB ain't it.
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Not even sure I understand what "classic" means.

Either way, ATYCLB ain't it.
I don't know what he meant, but like I said, I took it to mean in terms of public perception. Like, what the casual U2 fan would think of when you say 'classic u2 albums'. Joshua, Achtung, ATYCLB. Of course in here, most of us would put UF and Zooropa and Pop and probably Boy and War ahead of it, but that's us, not the casual listener.
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Not clear on the classic/great distinction myself, but I'd say U2's last great song is Gone and last great album is Passengers.

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But I think if I had genuine inside info, I wouldn't share it. I hate that coy "insider" bullshit anyway, and besides, I'd like to be trusted by my sources to not blab all over the internet
It's amazing how hard it is not to blab sometimes. I had to keep myself in check a couple of times before the tour with info I didn't have permission to share.

It's funny, the only bit of info that would've really sent me through the roof, I never got: I was as surprised as anyone when they debuted The Electric Co. Sure I knew Edge had run through the riff early in rehearsals, we all did, but I never took that report as an indication of anything more serious.
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Prediction: U2 will back out the iHeart show this week.
Watch it happen.
Meltdown will ensue.
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Back when I posted in The Other Place, I was merciless to the "insiders." I hated their "I know something you don't know" attitudes. I was a total bitch about it, but they were so fucking coy.


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Watch it happen.
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Why would they do that?


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I don't know what he meant, but like I said, I took it to mean in terms of public perception. Like, what the casual U2 fan would think of when you say 'classic u2 albums'. Joshua, Achtung, ATYCLB. Of course in here, most of us would put UF and Zooropa and Pop and probably Boy and War ahead of it, but that's us, not the casual listener.

The Bomb sold almost as well, and if you factor in increasing piracy I'm sure it's pretty close to even. 3.3 million vs. 4.4 million in the U.S., and 10 million vs. 12 million worldwide. Considering that Steel Wheels (also 24 years after their respective first album) only did 2x platinum in the U.S., an impressive number.

Plus, The Bomb won the Grammy for Album of the Year, which, like it or not, is going to give it a level of posterity when people look back at that list. Four of its songs won Grammy and one was a bonafide hit single.

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Prediction: U2 will back out the iHeart show this week.
Watch it happen.
Meltdown will ensue.

If they're not actually putting out an album this year, I hope they do pull out. I definitely don't want them playing some dinosaur act show.


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Not clear on the classic/great distinction myself, but I'd say U2's last great song is Gone and last great album is Passengers.

I know you're not a big fan of the recent albums themselves, but you don't think they've had a single great song in almost 20 years? Even more mystifying that you waste so much of your life here. I simply don't get it.
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I know you're not a big fan of the recent albums themselves, but you don't think they've had a single great song in almost 20 years? Even more mystifying that you waste so much of your life here. I simply don't get it.
There's been a bunch of good songs, but nothing I'd quite call great. Maybe there are a couple I'd call great if I'm feeling generous. But I'm not today.

I don't know what's particularly surprising about somebody being on a forum for a band that produced 20 years of music they love and where they've established a bunch of friendships, though. Hell, since I mainly just hang around in FYM and the subforums of LS, I sometimes barely even notice this is a U2 forum.
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U2 has released their new single "Staring at the Sun", hoping the public doesn't remember the first time it was released.
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