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Globo14 08-11-2013 10:49 PM

Continuing on from the last thread, this is your official one-stop shop for discussing everything from Larry's recent baseball fix to Sillywhite's cryptic tweets.

What we know: not much from the old threads. Larry was at a Yankee's game in NYC last night (August 10) and supposedly told a fan that they "hope to have the album finished by the end of the year".

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Originally Posted by bono_212 (Post 7691688)
Well, I don't expect to hear U2 on the Top-40 stations, so it's going to be the more AC-oriented stations I'm referring to ;). And, really, even the one's that play pre-90s U2 still tend to rotate the new singles pretty frequently. Though, Magnificent was not as well-played. And forget any singles after that one. Radio-wise, NLOTH was a flop. HTDAAB did well no the radio, though, in my experience.

It's because NLOTH was a radio flop that I think that U2 have very little chance of any major radio play, barring a huge single. I hope to be proven wrong.

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Originally Posted by Mrs. Garrison (Post 7691668)
On the Christmas music thingy, maybe we are too concentrated on FM radio here. I listen mostly to XM, which I think a lot of people do as well (or some other alternative outlet) so I don't think the holiday music thing is as bad as we might think.

I agree with this a lot. I've got XM too, and can think of a handful of stations they would be played on.

martha 08-11-2013 10:53 PM

Pop culture dominance is a fickle thing, even for Bowie and Kanye - latimes.com

I saw this in the paper this morning and thought it was an interesting in light of the speculation/hopefulness of a "stealth" U2 album release. It's just not going to happen that way.

popacrobat 08-11-2013 10:55 PM

I approve of this thread title. Click Clack.

2861U2 08-11-2013 10:58 PM

Previous thread lasted about two weeks. Two weeks from now takes us into the last week of August. I'm feeling good about this one. :up:

ClaytonsKitten 08-11-2013 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by martha (Post 7691764)
Pop culture dominance is a fickle thing, even for Bowie and Kanye - latimes.com

I saw this in the paper this morning and thought it was an interesting in light of the speculation/hopefulness of a "stealth" U2 album release. It's just not going to happen that way.

"In these and other instances, we're being led to focus on the wrong thing — or being led not to focus on the right thing."

AMEN. Enough with focusing on 'hype'. Things are far too fast-paced and it needs to slow down a bit. I remember in the 90s the onslaught of pop acts like BSB, their planned counterparts NSync, and of course, Britney and Christina.

Now 20 years later, BSB are touring on a small scale, released an album without a "lead" single so to speak, and are still doing what they love, regardless. Can the same be said for NSync, not to mention the media disasters both Britney and Christina became over the years?

Not that I am comparing U2 to pop acts, mind you...but who would you rather they "be"? Someone like Jay-Z whose tour with Justin Timberlake is running $500 for back floor seats? A media joke like Britney? Or would you prefer a quiet album release and a tour meant more for their fanbase than for the media? Think about it for a while.

*I* 08-11-2013 11:02 PM

weak

U2DMfan 08-11-2013 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by martha (Post 7691764)
..."stealth" U2 album release. It's just not going to happen that way.

Agreed.

All they needed to do was have Bono shut his hyperbolic yapper.
That's the only thing they really needed to do different this time around.

All the surprise of whatever stealth approach they're taking is going to be gone 24hrs after the lead single hits the net anyway.

But whatever, all that matters is the music.

ClaytonsKitten 08-11-2013 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by U2DMfan (Post 7691770)

But whatever, all that matters is the music.

:up: This.

The music is all I want at this point.

 
Well, I could do with one bass player as well but I'll save that bit for the PLEBAns. :wink:

martha 08-11-2013 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by U2DMfan (Post 7691770)



But whatever, all that matters is the music.

Yes.

digitize 08-11-2013 11:22 PM

Thank God that old thread is gone.

Globo14 08-11-2013 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by digitize (Post 7691776)
Thank God that old thread is gone.

Was that supposed to be a pun?

mikal 08-11-2013 11:42 PM

If the album is delayed till 2014, let's just say the band is down to 9 reasons to exist, imo.

Heyo!

ClaytonsKitten 08-11-2013 11:51 PM

I seriously even doubt they'll call it that, honestly.

My money rests on a short title. The last few have all been long-winded. ATYCLB, HDDAAB, and NLOTH. Time for short, sweet, or dare I say it....sexy. Seductive. Something to draw you in, sink hooks into you, and remind you exactly why you love this band in the first place.

popacrobat 08-11-2013 11:53 PM

nobody actually expects them to call it 10 reasons to exist.

Globo14 08-11-2013 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ClaytonsKitten (Post 7691783)
I seriously even doubt they'll call it that, honestly.

My money rests on a short title. The last few have all been long-winded. ATYCLB, HDDAAB, and NLOTH. Time for short, sweet, or dare I say it....sexy. Seductive. Something to draw you in, sink hooks into you, and remind you exactly why you love this band in the first place.

How about a sequel to Pop, called "Rock"?

ClaytonsKitten 08-12-2013 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Globo14 (Post 7691787)
How about a sequel to Pop, called "Rock"?

That's almost too cliche, even for them. But if we're gonna reference old albums, I'll throw my two cents in and say they should call it something like "No More Warning" for AB. :wink: :twocents:

Globo14 08-12-2013 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ClaytonsKitten (Post 7691788)
That's almost too cliche, even for them. But if we're gonna reference old albums, I'll throw my two cents in and say they should call it something like "No More Warning" for AB. :wink: :twocents:

It was intended as a joke, but it's still better than some drivel like "Ten Reasons to Exist".

martha 08-12-2013 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Globo14 (Post 7691789)
"Ten Reasons to Exist".

Did I miss something? Spill it.

ClaytonsKitten 08-12-2013 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Globo14 (Post 7691789)
It was intended as a joke, but it's still better than some drivel like "Ten Reasons to Exist".

Jokes aside, I'm all for a one or two word album title. :wink:

Globo14 08-12-2013 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by martha (Post 7691790)
Did I miss something? Spill it.

I don't even know when/where it originated (it was quite a while ago, like over a year if I remember right), but it's some lame, fake title that people keep hanging onto as if it's actually plausible.

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Originally Posted by ClaytonsKitten (Post 7691791)
Jokes aside, I'm all for a one or two word album title. :wink:

I would be too, though like was said on the last page, it's really about the music (duh). The title is what I care about the least in an album, actually.


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