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 Post subject: Re: Where The Streets Have No Name / The U2 Thread
PostPosted: Thu April 12, 2018 10:22 pm 
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I dont have it but i can get it yeah. Its so massive.

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 Post subject: Re: Where The Streets Have No Name / The U2 Thread
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I love this song.

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 Post subject: Re: Where The Streets Have No Name / The U2 Thread
PostPosted: Fri July 06, 2018 8:32 pm 
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After a couple failed attempts to engage with it via Youtube videos, I'm finally taking some time to really listen to "Songs of Experience," and my attention is not being rewarded. Apart from a few highlights ("Red Flag Day," "Summer of Love," "Landlady"), this still strikes me as potentially their weakest album (and this is from someone who thinks "No Line on the Horizon" and "Songs of Innocence" are both pretty strong). In my ratings its only real competition for the bottom is "October," which just sounds like a rush-job from an inexperienced band trying to crank out a follow-up. There's a lot more squandered potential here. It's not unlike "Lightning Bolt" in a lot of ways: It's eclectic, and it's not like the songs aren't crafted well or aren't catchy at times, or that they have nothing to say -- they just don't work. They don't grab you around the throat the way great pop songs do, and there's nothing below the surface to make me think there's something I'm missing. Even songs that seem kind of okay ("Get Out of Your Own Way," "The Showman") just feel like competent, characterless pieces of product that happen to have Bono on vocals. I blame Ryan Tedder.


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 Post subject: Re: Where The Streets Have No Name / The U2 Thread
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Yeah it’s not very exciting. I picked the good tracks of Innocence and Experience and combined them into one 14-song album and that’s all I need.

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 Post subject: Re: Where The Streets Have No Name / The U2 Thread
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I listened to it recently and i was bummed on how weak the album is. I didnt remembered being that bland.

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 Post subject: Re: Where The Streets Have No Name / The U2 Thread
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Yeah it’s not very exciting. I picked the good tracks of Innocence and Experience and combined them into one 14-song album and that’s all I need.


I like all but a couple songs on "Innocence" ("The Miracle," "Song for Someone"). My combo album would basically be "Innocence" minus these two, plus a few add-ons from the new one (the ones I listed above, maybe one or two more).

Part of the problem with "Experience" is that it just takes so long to get going. The first song I like is track six. For some reason that always makes a record feel weaker than if it comes out swinging and loses steam.

*Interesting/not really that interesting observation: The way Bono sings the word "love" in the chorus to "Summer of Love" is the exact same melody he uses to sing the same word in the chorus to "California."


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Has a studio version of she's a mystery ever surfaced? As far as I can tell, u2 wrote it and gave it to Roy Orbison, who did a great version, u2 have performed it live, but a studio version has never leaked, Tis a great song.

How did so cruel go in the recent tournament? I think it is my favourite u2 song.


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This thread sent me down a youtube rabbit hole of Zoo TV videos. So glad it was caught on film. And damn they were good. I think it's the best tour ever. The band was firing on all cylinders and at their most adventurous.


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This thread sent me down a youtube rabbit hole of Zoo TV videos. So glad it was caught on film. And damn they were good. I think it's the best tour ever. The band was firing on all cylinders and at their most adventurous.

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