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Laptopdog
(Overcrowded, Overpriced & Overrated L.A.)
Posted: Jun 03, 2018 15:13
 

I don't know of any other contemporary band that shoots for the stars like U2 does. They may not all be hits, but very rarely are they misses.
maboleth
Posted: May 06, 2018 3:57
 

Bono struggling to sing, his voice is falling apart.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Mar 10, 2018 2:54
 

It is Magnificent - I must bump my previous 9 > 10. 

One of the few songs I feel compelled to whirl like a Dervish.


Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Mar 10, 2018 2:48
 

To me 8 - Most Excellent  TY U2 and RP
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 19:50
 

I think you mean "Marvelous", darling.

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Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 11:52
 

 bindi wrote:
I really feel bad for all the small indie bands that are putting out such great music, and have something meaningful to say, but will never find an audience because our culture seems to need to make a few bands megastars - and to pay attention to only them, and to keep them megastars forevermore. 

If it's any solace, it's easier for bands to find audiences nowadays than it was thirty or forty years ago.  I think a lot of people look beyond the megastars anyhow.
siriuss
(Quebec city, Canada)
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 11:50
 

I can't stand U2 , overdose.... 
black321
(A sunset in the desert)
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 11:47
 

Not bad...since All That You Cant Leave Behind, the band seems to have about 1 albums worth of decent material (taken/compiled from each of the subsequent albums).
handyrae
(Zero Point Field)
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 9:52
 

 bindi wrote:
I really feel bad for all the small indie bands that are putting out such great music, and have something meaningful to say, but will never find an audience because our culture seems to need to make a few bands megastars - and to pay attention to only them, and to keep them megastars forevermore.

 
U2 started as a small indie band with something meaningful to say. To my ears they are now a huge band with something meaningful to say.
mardisoninnc
(western NC)
Posted: Apr 14, 2017 8:55
 

"My first cry . . . it was a joyful noise."  Indeed!
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 20:22
 

A solid rocker with a great driving beat; played it on the drive to from Boise to Ketchum/ Sun Valley for a month of skiing in March of '09
RobN
(In the flatlands of East Anglia)
Posted: Feb 12, 2017 3:00
 

I've been trying hard for years to like U2, but after due and careful consideration, I believe their output is overblown, self-indulgent, pretentious rubbish.
trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Jan 12, 2017 8:35
 

Usual awful crap.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 16:25
 

This was a really good album overall - I like it much more than the latest.  This tune not so much, but decent.
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Aug 10, 2016 3:18
 

 h8rhater wrote:

Condescend much?  Personally, I really feel bad for hipsters and their daily struggle to survive in our culture.  U2 never held a single small indie band back (whatever the heck a "small indie band" is).  Everyone is capable of finding their own music considering that today's culture offers so many varied choices. 

Some find it here, but beware, Bill likes U2 as do many of us listening.  I guess we all just love music that has nothing meaningful to say. 

 
Yes Bill likes U2 - he has impeccable taste in contemporary music! U2 also reign supreme with many of us in their native homeland of the Emerald Isle and for what it is worth this song is one of my favourites :)
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Jul 09, 2016 12:46
 

 bindi wrote:
I really feel bad for all the small indie bands that are putting out such great music, and have something meaningful to say, but will never find an audience because our culture seems to need to make a few bands megastars - and to pay attention to only them, and to keep them megastars forevermore.

 
It is the nature of things.....    The pop music industry is a 'winner takes all' kind of game.  Just like professional sports.  

As for the tastes of consumers....  it is what it is.  

Fortunately for lovers of contemporary music, niche performers such as King Crimson,  Bjork, Tom Waits, Sui Generis (Argentina), Serge Fiori (Quebec) and many, many others do reasonably well and provide a variety of music to listeners that is unparalleled in human history.
gjeeg
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Jul 09, 2016 12:42
 

I hear the vibe today in RP in response to a week of Racial Violence in America.


h8rhater
(Couldn't care less why you h8 this song)
Posted: Jun 07, 2016 14:20
 

 bindi wrote:
I really feel bad for all the small indie bands that are putting out such great music, and have something meaningful to say, but will never find an audience because our culture seems to need to make a few bands megastars - and to pay attention to only them, and to keep them megastars forevermore.

 
Condescend much?  Personally, I really feel bad for hipsters and their daily struggle to survive in our culture.  U2 never held a single small indie band back (whatever the heck a "small indie band" is).  Everyone is capable of finding their own music considering that today's culture offers so many varied choices. 

Some find it here, but beware, Bill likes U2 as do many of us listening.  I guess we all just love music that has nothing meaningful to say. 
OHMish
(Copenhagen)
Posted: May 06, 2016 12:26
 

 bindi wrote:
I really feel bad for all the small indie bands that are putting out such great music, and have something meaningful to say, but will never find an audience because our culture seems to need to make a few bands megastars - and to pay attention to only them, and to keep them megastars forevermore.

 
But it's better now.
Less megastars + many more genres and bands.
It's more level'd out.
Were I live, indie bands are flourishing live.

But yeah, radio wise is an other thing.. well you can find stations that don't highlight megastars
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Jun 06, 2012 18:21
 

 crnkan wrote:


That is awesome.  Thanks for sharing.
 
I couldn't agree more!{#Cheers}