globaltraveler

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About globaltraveler

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    Wanderer

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Arlington, VA
  • Interests
    Flying, Traveling, Aviation, live music, biking.
  • Favourite U2 Album
    Achtung Baby
  • Favourite U2 Single
    Miracle Drug
  • First U2 Gig
    Joshua Tree Tour
  • Recent U2 Gig
    DC 2018
  • Best U2 Gig
    Boston Red Zone 2015
  • Favourite U2 Person
    All
  • Fav. Other Bands
    Led Zeppelin

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  1. globaltraveler

    NLOTH vinyl re-issue

    10 years went by fast. I used to play "unknown caller" to my baby girl, and last summer I took her to see U2 for her first concert in Washington, DC. 2009 was a great year.
  2. globaltraveler

    NLOTH vinyl re-issue

    Yes - sounds amazing. I also bought Songs of Experience on vinyl and I hear certain sounds from the drums & guitar that I never picked up on with the iPod/iPhone.
  3. globaltraveler

    NLOTH vinyl re-issue

    Finally bought a record player - what I started with 30 years ago, how funny. Songs of Experience sounds awesome connected to my Bose speakers. I'll definitely get No Line On The Horizon. Can't believe it's been 10 years. Where did the time go, still remember blasting "Magnificent" in my car when I got the CD and my first daughter was born.
  4. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    I agree - I saw them live 4 times last summer and did not care about hearing Little Things live and even left the concert to beat traffic when they were playing the song, but oh my god the studio version is insane, played loud. Edge comes alive late in the song, the lyrics are intense, maybe it's U2's "Stairway to Heaven."
  5. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Yeah - same here. Since '87. This one is amazing.
  6. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Isn't that funny? That is the song my 4 year keeps asking me to play. I'm not sure how little kids connect with that song but I think it's great. When she was 2 she loved "Every Breaking Wave" and "Song For Someone," I hope U2 knows they are making a lot of new fans that are a lot younger than they had anticipated!
  7. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Great to see so many varied opinions about the new album. They've changed so much over the years that it's interesting to see the opinions of fans of the old stuff, and fans who have adapted to U2's evolving approach to every new release. I have to say that I thought the album was just decent on Day 1, now I think it's really awesome. And I'm in the camp that is OK with the fact that it doesn't sound like anything from Unforgettable Fire or Joshua Tree. And my four year old daughter actually knows the lyrics to a few of the songs and keeps asking me to play it - so validation that U2 can make brand new fans in 2017!
  8. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Agree. Especially on Day 2 of listening to the album. Adam - man, you rock this album.
  9. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Finally had a chance to listen to the songs on my home stereo (sent kids to a birthday party). Played it loud. Heard all the intricacies of the layers of sounds, and the arrangements were obviously well thought out and refined and processed (in a good way) to the point U2 felt they had the right product. Yesterday I initially thought it was just "good," now I think it's "great." And I realize U2 could have thrown red meat to their fans and put out an album of songs that sounded like "City of Blinding Lights," "You're the best thing about me," or "Beautiful Day," but they are offering yet another imaginative perspective. I think this album pushed me as a long time fan to be open to fresh new sounds and ideas. I still would have liked to have one or two more songs with stadium-rocking Edge riffs, but I'm sure we'll get that when we hear these songs live next year.
  10. globaltraveler

    This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

    Good album, but at times I wondered if they forgot to invite Edge to the studio. I don’t get the choice for the opening track either (too mellow). Upside is some fresh new ideas and sounds. Look forward to listening to it several times today.
  11. I think they are over-thinking and being too cautious. They had some very good/great new songs (North Star, Every Breaking Wave, Return of the Stingray Guitar, Invisible, updated version of Mercy, etc). They could easily make an album that they could tour with. In some ways seeing them live in the near future is more important to me than an over-produced new album. I like the new songs, but if I had to provide feedback to U2 I would tell them to have Edge and the band have a stronger influence and presence on more of the songs (like Boy/October/War). The news songs sound like pure Bono, almost Bono solo, with the band just provided background highlights. The best U2 songs involve all 4 members equally.