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Clyde_Bedow
(Way out there)
Posted: May 23, 2018 9:54
 

 kimschoice wrote:
Little heavy on the U2 rotation

 
Still.....

Its interesting to read the comments on their songs here. Such a polarizing group. 
Some love them, others like me, just don't "get" it. Never have. I've tried to give them a chance.
But then there's quite a few "popular" bands that make me feel that way. So its me. I accept that.

Granted, this IS one of their better examples. I guess. 
Maybe if they had a better guitarist? I dunno. Maybe.

But for me, my reply to kimchoice would be: "Kinda hard to avoid...... if you play any U2"
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: May 10, 2018 5:19
 

Thinking about 9 - OUTSTANDING  ... not yet 
Art_Mickey
Posted: Apr 29, 2018 23:13
 

Funny how this still falls flat after all this time.
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Mar 27, 2018 9:48
 

To me this is 8 - Most Excellent
slickdh
(Lost in the world)
Posted: Mar 14, 2018 12:35
 

 newbolddrive wrote:
Just realised the end is a bit like that Van Morrison song, what's it's name...

 
'Astral Weeks'  -  I heard it 6 hours after this one right here on RP.  I hadnt realized it either til I heard it - Good Job {#Notworthy}
newbolddrive
(Gibsons, BC)
Posted: Jan 16, 2018 14:26
 

Just realised the end is a bit like that Van Morrison song, what's it's name...
Jannne
(Tasmania 42 degrees South)
Posted: Dec 02, 2017 17:11
 

 maboleth wrote:
A masterpiece. Masterwork. Gets me every time.

 
Agreeing with you maboleth.....superb sounds from a master master musos !{#Daisy}
Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 9:20
 

 stalfnzo wrote:
Incredibly mediocre. They're just not very talented musicians. Great at "image spin," but not so much with their "music."
 

Please send Bill your list of mediocre, "not very talented musicians" who are great at "image spin" but not so great with music so he can get started cleaning up his cluttered playlists. Whew!  {#Rolleyes}
MagnusD
Posted: Oct 03, 2017 1:57
 

 Proclivities wrote:

There must be hundreds of artists through the history of recorded about whom that can be said, though that would not prevent their music from being mediocre, it could possibly encourage it.  However. there are also hundreds of "talented musicians" who have made mediocre (or worse) music throughout their careers (e.g.: Kenny G, Chicago, Toto, etc.).  I'm not particularly excited by this song, but it has nothing to do with the technical prowess of the musicians involved.

 
Well put! You forgot to add Steely Dan to the list.
bigbobbybubba
(San Francisco, CA)
Posted: Jun 18, 2017 20:07
 

 poetdancer wrote:
Going to see them May 17th! Who-hoo!
 

poetdancer
(Northern California)
Posted: May 08, 2017 13:25
 

Going to see them May 17th! Who-hoo!
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 10:11
 

I admit, the gulf I perceived between this and The Joshua Tree (which itself took me a while to fully process as a whole, it having been so deep and so different from their sound on the albums preceding it) seemed mighty big for me at the time...and I didn't come around to a real appreciation of this period until later... Then came along the staggering Achtung, Baby! and wow, I had to realize: this band has to be taken in the context of what they are trying to do with each particular effort, NOT through a lens clouded by a rush to judgement or an unfair, stubborn comparison. This realization helped prepare me for the resurgent brilliance and heartbreakingly poignant vulnerability of All That You Can't Leave Behind — and thus more fully allowed its therapeutic effect to help me deal with what I was going through at the time: family disintegration, divorce, relocation, upheaval, loss; all relevant themes artistically explored and poetically expressed within the album, and similarly, better readied me for their subsequent works, which continue(d) to emerge and remain as relevant touchstones in My Life's Journey. I really cannot think of any other band that has so 'been there for me' through all
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Mar 08, 2017 9:54
 

 stalfnzo wrote:
Incredibly mediocre. They're just not very talented musicians. Great at "image spin," but not so much with their "music."

 
There must be hundreds of artists through the history of recorded about whom that can be said, though that would not prevent their music from being mediocre, it could possibly encourage it.  However. there are also hundreds of "talented musicians" who have made mediocre (or worse) music throughout their careers (e.g.: Kenny G, Chicago, Toto, etc.).  I'm not particularly excited by this song, but it has nothing to do with the technical prowess of the musicians involved.
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Feb 08, 2017 6:16
 

The best U2 song with where the streets have no name. My 9.
maboleth
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 5:08
 

A masterpiece. Masterwork. Gets me every time.
kimschoice
(Bosstown)
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 8:05
 

Little heavy on the U2 rotation
user4176
(the strangest planet you've ever seen)
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 7:53
 

It's not one of my favourite songs, albums or bands. Yet still I feel a tinge of pride to have been a teenager when this came out. So much of the music of that time still touches, even though it might just be mediocre pop stuff.

Not sure if it's just a personal thing, like most people liked being a teenager, or if the 80s were special in some way. I think both is true. Today pop is so focused on the business side of things, it drowns out all creativity. Still a few good artists around, but all in all? I don't know, I liked the 80s, partly also the 90s, much better.
zedstation
Posted: Oct 16, 2016 12:58
 

Robert Johnson>Elvis Presley>60s Trifecta of Dylan/Stones/Beatles>U2>Everything After
Wilfrue
(The space between your reality and my dreams)
Posted: Oct 05, 2016 9:55
 

I am not a big U2 fan. Some of their stuff borders on brilliance, much of it on mediocrity and still some more is just truly bad. This is a good one. While I am flummoxed at the exposure U2 gets on RP, this is a good one for the rotation.
Shmelo
Posted: Sep 15, 2016 5:09
 

 Baron77 wrote:

George Harrison - not the greatest guitar player Bob Dylan - not the greatest vocalist 
Charlie Watts - not the greatest drummer in the world - solid sure..but good Lord it's the freaking Beatles -it's freaking Bob Dylan and the Stones. 
 

 

 
Comparing U2 to any of those artists is absurd.