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Disillusioned by U2's The Edge. New album sucks.

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  • Disillusioned by U2's The Edge. New album sucks.

    Well, let me preface this "rant" by stating that, in the past, I have followed U2's music quite closely and have been a huge fan.

    That being said, the latest album is absolute rubbish.
    AND, to top it off...

    I recently saw a video piece on The Edge where he discusses his guitars, guitar style, equipment, etc...

    To put it bluntly, he was awful. I know it sounds kind of trite, but without his equipment in the studio, he could barely hold it together. Maybe an "off" day, I don't know. It was as if someone told him he was a LOT better a guitar player than he is for so long, he has started to believe it.
    I was terribly disappointed, to be honest.

    I have always been a huge fan (especially of the old stuff), but after listening to their latest effort (No Line on The Horizon), well at least the first 3 tracks they played , I commented to myself:

    1. Strike One
    2. Strike Two
    3. You're OUT!

    This group has really mailed it in, and I, for one am extremely disappointed. Terrible songs.

    Bono sounds like a cat-in-heat on it. The Edge sounds like he's making it up as he goes along (which isn't good), the bass actually sounds OK, and the drumming is pretty much mediocre at best.

    Awful.

    Someone should have put on "These Boots" and planted them squarely in U2's ass for such a ****************-box album. Then made them go back and re-do it, because to put such a POS album out only cheats their fans, and makes the group look like a collection of ****************************s.

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    Bono's voice annoys me in general. It is wayyy too "samey" on all their albums.
    <div class="signaturecontainer">BOO!</div>

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    • #3
      He's suscribing to that "I'm a 50 year old sex symbol" thing that rock-stars get. Maybe he figures he can flirt his way out of anything at this point.

      THAT annoys me.

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      • #4
        I haven't heard the record yet, or a good review about it.
        Listen...

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        • #5
          U2 album - sucks!!!
          Who'd have thought??
          Thanks for the heads-up.
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          • #6
            I haven't heard the record yet, or a good review about it.



            Hahaha! Man, well said.

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            • #7
              Dont like U2?

              Me 3.

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                To put it bluntly, he was awful. I know it sounds kind of trite, but without his equipment in the studio, he could barely hold it together. Maybe an "off" day, I don't know. It was as if someone told him he was a LOT better a guitar player than he is for so long, he has started to believe it.
                I was terribly disappointed, to be honest.


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                • #9
                  I haven't heard the record yet, or a good review about it.


                  For some reason unknown to anyone here, our office started getting copies of Rolling Stone magazine sent here. The March 2009 issue's cover calls the album "U2's Five-Star Masterpiece."

                  I haven't heard it myself, other than the Irish radio leak of the Boots song, which didn't do much for me.
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                  • #10
                    U2 ceased being interesting to me in the mid-80s...
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                    • #11
                      For some reason unknown to anyone here, our office started getting copies of Rolling Stone magazine sent here. The March 2009 issue's cover calls the album "U2's Five-Star Masterpiece."


                      That's the rubber stamp required for **************** Album then ain't it?
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                      • #12
                        Disagree. New album is pretty awesome. Edge has never been amazing technically but he's a very clever player.
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                        • #13
                          Haven't heard the album. Don't plan to anytime soon.
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                          • #14
                            "Achtung, Baby" was their peak for me. I haven't heard all of the new CD yet, but based on what I have heard, I liked the last two albums better.
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                            • #15
                              I liked U2, back in, hmmmm.... '83?
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