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Discotheque rocks, bitch! 13 16.05%
Do You Feel Loved 7 8.64%
MOFO 10 12.35%
If God Will Send His Angels 3 3.70%
Staring at the Sun 22 27.16%
Last Night on Earth 7 8.64%
Gone 12 14.81%
Miami 0 0%
The Playboy Mansion 1 1.23%
If You Wear That Velvet Dress 0 0%
Please 5 6.17%
Wake Up Dead Man 1 1.23%
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Old 06-26-2002, 08:49 PM   #41
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Re: I'm also just talking a lot of shite

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isn't it just the other way around?

a lot of the arguments used to prove why POP is supposed to be one of U2's best albums ("sonic soundscapes", "experimental song structures) sound a bit overdone to me because I listen to other artists who are way better than U2 in doing this

your general taste in music must be pretty linear if you think of POP as such a experimental masterwork
On the broader scale I think you are right Salomey but this is about U2. The main reason Pop was not a hit with some people was because of the different approach U2 took to it, using Howie B to such an extent didn't really appeal to some U2 fans, it just wasn't "U2" to them. So in that respect Bullet is right, they didn't like the change.
I don't think he referred to it as an "experimental masterwork" either. For U2 themselves, on their own backyard, it was a bit of a change, obviously. That's why some people love it more than they would have, they see it as a risk, as a change from the norm. More interesting. ORIGINAL. It is in many ways.

Obviously what you are talking bout Salomey is musicians like Aphex Twin, DJ Shadow, Cornelius. Even Radiohead

Pop must have been somebit revolutionary, otherwise me or many other people, some of my friends, would not have noticed it, or respected it. I was into techno and dance, and Pop sucked me in cause it had that edge to it.
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Old 06-27-2002, 04:19 AM   #42
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mwuhahahahahaha...

[AutoReply] I love POP! Sure some people don't understand the album because it's kind of heavy and deep, but if you listen to it long enough, you'll get it! [AutoReply]
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:13 AM   #43
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Re: Re: I'm also just talking a lot of shite

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and Pop sucked
now that is very harsh
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:15 AM   #44
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Re: Re: I'm also just talking a lot of shite

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On the broader scale I think you are right Salomey but this is about U2.
it's not about U2 anymore when people start saying that you must have a linear taste in music when you don't think POP is one of U2's best albums
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Old 06-27-2002, 07:30 AM   #45
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it's not about U2 anymore when people start saying that you must have a linear taste in music when you don't think POP is one of U2's best albums
It's okay. I know you must not have linear taste in music as you like Rattle and Hum
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Yup, DYFL. it's strong and kicks ass enough to be out there, it's got great rhythm and lyrics and definitely thick enough for anyone to dig.
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