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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 07 Dec 2017, 15:33

They were on SNL on Saturday and were hand-over-mouth shite.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby fange » 07 Dec 2017, 15:43

Yeah, awful. It feels like 'dialing it in' doesn't even seem to come close to how little they care.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 07 Dec 2017, 15:45

The minute you see a performer with a megaphone it's time to nip out the fire exit and go for a curry.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby space. invadere » 07 Dec 2017, 15:47

Minnie the Minx wrote:They were on SNL on Saturday and were hand-over-mouth shite.




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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 07 Dec 2017, 17:19

^^ I can't force myself to play those. It's asking too much.

We do have categories: fantastic-good-mediocre-below par-terrible-cult item.

I can't put this into one of these. Is there a label called: 'void'?
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Postby Nervous Ned » 07 Dec 2017, 19:28

Not sure if this was quite what you meant, Bride, but void is spot on. It’s music that is nothing. It’s empty. The shell of what’s left of U2 provides a good impression of a living group but there is absolutely nothing there. This is music created, inspired and driven by marketing and contractual needs.
They haven’t even put the cart before the horse; There is no cart, and clearly no place they could think to take it to even if they did have one.

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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 07 Dec 2017, 19:48

Nervous Ned wrote:Not sure if this was quite what you meant, Bride, but void is spot on. It’s music that is nothing. It’s empty. The shell of what’s left of U2 provides a good impression of a living group but there is absolutely nothing there. This is music created, inspired and driven by marketing and contractual needs.
They haven’t even put the cart before the horse; There is no cart, and clearly no place they could think to take it to even if they did have one.


That is near perfection, as to what my intentions were when mentioning: 'void'.

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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Positive Passion » 07 Dec 2017, 20:18

I have received my copy and look forward to playing it.

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Re: U2 - new album

Postby The Modernist » 07 Dec 2017, 21:46

It doesn't seem all that different to what they've been doing for most of their career. I struggle to see it as some kind of career nadir or terrible decline. Is it so much worse than what was on the last album or the one before that? Why should our expectations be any different?

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Postby Hugh » 07 Dec 2017, 21:50

Is it ironic that U2 have ended up sounding like Coldplay?

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Re: U2 - new album

Postby space. invadere » 07 Dec 2017, 21:57

The Modernist wrote:It doesn't seem all that different to what they've been doing for most of their career. I struggle to see it as some kind of career nadir or terrible decline. Is it so much worse than what was on the last album or the one before that? Why should our expectations be any different?


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Re: U2 - new album

Postby space. invadere » 07 Dec 2017, 22:13

Anyway, 'Get Out Of Your Own Way' (shit title, granted) is as good a single as they've released since 'Vertigo'. It's got a bit of that old U2 magic.

Their last top ten hit single in the UK was in 2007, by the way. Bit of a shocker, that.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 07 Dec 2017, 22:37

Oh honestly
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Butch Manly » 07 Dec 2017, 22:40

How relevant are they, these days? I've really no idea how eagerly awaited their output is nor how much critical acclaim they get.

I don't think I could name their last three albums.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 07 Dec 2017, 23:33

Minnie the Minx wrote:Oh honestly
EVERYBODY GET A MIRROR AND HAVE A GOOD LOOK AT YERSENS


Novelty shocker, Anna -

I agree in full, without any irony.

What I see in Bono is a world class liar and tax evader, a liar, and a poser. He has learned the lessons of late capitalism like few others before him did, in the entertainment business. Use big words, grand statements, about universalism, inclusion, diversity, and, ahem, "love", and steal money from the poor at the same time.

He now belongs to the Davos Class, to the group of inhuman imposters. To the band of 'friends', that includes Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte, Vladimir Putin, and all other monetary criminals around the world.

This from a man who once, long ago, believed in what Paul Hewson proclaimed, and bought his albums. Thankfully, that time is over. For decades.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 07 Dec 2017, 23:35

Fuck off, you tit.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 07 Dec 2017, 23:48

Minnie the Minx wrote:Fuck off, you tit.


No Anna -

if only because you are in the possession of two tits, and I don't even have one, I won't.

There is a deep understanding within me that you and Pete hate me, for reasons that I cannot comprehend.

That is not my problem, it's yours and Pete's.

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Do whatever you think that's best for you. If you succeed in convincing enough others, I'll simply go away.

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I guess that was your aim all along.
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Re: U2 - new album

Postby The Modernist » 08 Dec 2017, 01:51

German Dave wrote:How relevant are they, these days? I've really no idea how eagerly awaited their output is nor how much critical acclaim they get.

I don't think I could name their last three albums.


I remember there was one called 'Disco'.
I don't believe it got played in discos.

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Re: U2 - new album

Postby The Modernist » 08 Dec 2017, 01:52

Minnie the Minx wrote:Fuck off, you tit.


Oh and there was this 2005 release as well. Bit disappointing I remember.