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Old 11-06-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Pop vs HTDAAB...

I'm in a bad mood so I thought I'd start a POP thread. That seems to get everyone's blood boiling. Discuss..........
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No contest.

POP forfeited the game due to injury
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Pop was a good U2 album. ATYCLB was a good U2 album.
HtDaAB is one of the greatest albums I've ever heard.
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Re: Pop vs HTDAAB...

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I'm in a bad mood so I thought I'd start a POP thread. That seems to get everyone's blood boiling. Discuss..........
And you're in a bad mood - why? And why take it out on POP?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding... Just wondering.. I'll help if I can,,,,
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2 completely different albums.. I love Pop... The Bomb? ... hard to put into words.. start to finish, it seems to work better..
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I think when U2 started out Achtung Baby the wanted to create a big hit album, and they kinda stumbled and dabbed into electronica and it worked, and then they said lets try this full out experiemental, and see if people will buy this album just because its U2 and if people will actually like it.. and it did okay but it definately wasn't their best work.. and then they said okay lets give it some time and they said okay lets try something experimental and this one is the album we really wanted to make when we did Zooropa, and they tried to do some hip-hop and eletronica songs, and it turned into Pop eventually, and then they were like, whoa, we're drifting away into nothingness, lets consolidate what we learned and bring it back into the fold of rock and roll and out came ATYCLB, and then they said, you know what? we fucked up on Pop, lets do it right this time, and out came HTDAAB
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I sometimes marvel at how good Pop really is, 80% finished copies all over the world taken into consideration.
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Pop is a severly underrated album, and the ATYCLB is both a severly overrated and underrated album at the same time.

HTDAAB just feels more polished.
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POP fucking rocks.
And this albumb does too.

It took me months to get to grip with POP,
I've on listened to "Bomb" once.

I hop it grows more on me.
Pop was just out there sonically.
It still sounds 10 thousand years ahead, of 90% of anything else out there.
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Pop so far. Have to wait for A Bomb to grow on me. Apart from Miracle Drug and COBL, it isn't anything special.. YET! I only acquired it today, and I haven't given it a proper listening.
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Heh, HTDAAB isn't anywhere near U2's best....but POP is undoubtedly their worst....that's like comparing used socks to anything.
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NO CONTEST! I really didn't like Pop (still don't) but I LOVE the new one! I said LOVE!!!!!!!!
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looks like people who like experimental U2 (Pop namely) like HTDAAB
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I love Pop. Sometimes I like it better than Joshua Tree. It's an amazing record.
It's heavily underrated.

Bomb is better though.
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Heh, HTDAAB isn't anywhere near U2's best....but POP is undoubtedly their worst....that's like comparing used socks to anything.

ooh...big u2 fan in the house.
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Vertigo alone kicks away anything from Pop!
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Vertigo alone kicks away anything from Pop!

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Well, sorry, that's my opinion
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For me at this moment POP is much much better....

Right now I only like Miracle and City from the HTDAAB, and even these songs are nothin special by U2 standard...

For me this new stuff seems a little bit to calculated and polished - trying to be something that it isn't.... They were talkin about big rock record, and ther is nothing remotely rocking as UTEOTW or anything from AB or POP...

sadly I still don't like this record... yesterday I listend to it for 10 times and when I went to bed I returned to Snow Patrol and Interpol...
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