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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:39 PM
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U2's new song sucks.
Something about boots...just heard them perform it live on Letterman. Horrible, contrived, poppy little tune. Yuck.

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islandmkl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:41 PM
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1. put on Joshua Tree or something..
it'll work out fine...
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:11 AM
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9. After that song you need to go back to "War." (n/t)
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:41 PM
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2. May grow on you. Most U2 songs I don't like when I first hear them. Give it a chance*
*I didn't hear it - haven't heard any of their new music.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:42 PM
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4. I don't think that will happen with this one.
There's just nothing interesting about it at all. Sounds like they copied bits and pieces from songs by other people.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:41 PM
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3. All week was rather disappointing.
Edited on Fri Mar-06-09 11:43 PM by WorseBeforeBetter
I know they were plugging their new CD, but geez, couldn't they have thrown us a bone with some of the REALLY old stuff? Hell, I would have settled for a freakin' medley of the old stuff.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:50 PM
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5. That statement would be accurate any time over the past 3 decades
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:50 PM
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6. Anybody who judges a song based on one listen
Is nuts.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-06-09 11:52 PM
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7. Really?
I guess that's your opinion. As I said in another reply; there wasn't anything interesting about it. Sounded like bits and pieces of songs by other bands.

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Tyler Generation Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:06 AM
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8. Protip:
Last good U2 album was "War"
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:17 AM
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10. Last good one was Joshua Tree-- Then Rattle & Hum and it was all downhill.................
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:26 AM
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11. Just for that I YouTubed "Desire."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bjNHzU81qY

Phew, I feel better after tonight's Letterman song...
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:38 AM
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12. I lost interest with Rattle and Hum
and admit never gave it a full listen, altho it documented the Joshua Tree tour, right?

It lacked the passion and intensity that made U2 compelling from the beginning. The "we're going commerical to make fun of going commerical" thang went right over my head....
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:50 AM
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13. The rest of the album is better
I don't know why they released that song as the first single, but I said the same thing about "Discotheque" and "The Fly" when they were released.
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:11 AM
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14. I wanted to hate it, but it's actually rather good.
I agree it's not very accessible.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:29 AM
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15. I have to agree with you, but that is the worst song on the album...
...The rest is quite good. I usually don't say that about a U2 album after the first listen, but this one is very good.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:34 AM
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16. U2's mngr. released it on the internet before itunes got it - whata a joke- I don't want it for free
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:43 AM
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18.  Rolling Stone called it a five-star masterpiece
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inthebrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:41 AM
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17. They've sucked for a while.
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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:46 AM
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19. I just wanna know if Bono, part owner of Forbes Magazine
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 10:50 AM by juno jones
attended Davos this year. I want to know how much he pays the Africans who produce his wife's designer clothing and I want to know how tied up he was in Ireland's collapsing buisness/economic sector. U2 has been irrelevant since the 80's and his blatant capitalism has been a little jarring in recent years. Granted, it is sometimes tempered with charity, but I have a hard time taking the former tortured conscience of the British New Wave seriously anymore. Sad thing is I used to like 'em back when both they and I were young punks.
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