Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
hope3702

This SOE is shaping up to be a gem

Recommended Posts

36 minutes ago, bettydalton said:

I certainly dont believe this cd is their swan song. But I do believe it is their worst PRODUCED cd since October. Get Lanois back as producer. Or let's just wait till they play these songs live. Live changes everything for U2's songs. Some new songs I thougt were really ok played live. U2 put so much time in thinking about this cd. They rerecorded everything. Sometimes too much fiddling is just too much! U2 sounds like a boyband now, I just cant get used to it, even after 15 times listening. Bono's voice is artificially hightened with a vocoder. That's boyband stuff. Or Coldplay stuff... Why did they do that?

SOI only spoke to me after I saw the production live. The only song I connected with was Iris.  Then after the concert  I couldn't put CD away. It was a story & so well conveyed. I think this  will be the same if your not connecting to it yet. Btw I hope they never sound like Coldplay. Would break my heart.

Edited by Grace12
Misspelled words

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, sam52 said:

I LOVE your description of unraveling the messages in  a U2 song. So true.

 

6 minutes ago, Grace12 said:

Me too! Is this why I can listen to With or Without you, &  One everyday for over 25 years & still get chills ???

I my God.....it is so great to be validated and understood! It's like you both read my mind! I was going to also state I get "chills" up my spine listening to some 25-30 year old U2 songs!  I still find something 'new' to discover in many U2 songs....amazing.... like classical paintings...they have a immortal soul that keeps living on....generation after generation. U2 fans are a unique collection of individuals.....we wear our hearts on our sleeves.....we think way deeply.....and not really parallel with the world....but on a different plane.....(much like our favorite 4 people in the world)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Grace12 said:

SOI only spoke to me after I saw the production live. The only song I connected with was Iris.  Then after the concert  I couldn't put CD away. It was a story & so well conveyed. I think this  will be the same if your not connecting to it yet. Btw I hope they never sound like Coldplay. Would break my heart.

Hey listen......after nearly 35 years being a U2 fan....it's like comparing one child in the family to another....or having a particular 'favorite'......but, truly it is not fair to an artist....especially a band like U2 with such a diverse resume.

U2 is about experimenting.....or what is resonating, inspiring and shaping the sounds/creative process in their heads.

Do I think SOE thus far is a masterpiece? Objectively.....NOOOO! But, I will be honest in saying U2's worst is most bands' best.....

It's so hard to be ''great"...when you reached a  creative level of genius over and over.....where do you go from there? How does U2 compete with themselves and sustain that level? being honest with themselves....? create to create? Most artists do.....and get eaten alive through out their lives.....just for exposing their heart/soul that most of us would ever have the courage to do......

Edited by unforgettableu2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just finally listened to the album, start to finish, totally uninterrupted after my kids were in bed, on headphones. Wow. It got me. It surprised me and delighted me, which is what I hope for in a U2 album.  it even made me cry, which has not happened in a long time.  I love the conversation between it and SOI.  It's so close to the album I have been waiting for ever since AB and Pop.  Summer of Love, Showman, Blackout, Landlady are stand-outs for me.  Oh my goodness I can't wait to listen more.  And the three shows I have tickets to are not going to be enough.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, Grace12 said:

Me too! Is this why I can listen to With or Without you, &  One everyday for over 25 years & still get chills ???

Yes....the irony is that with or without you was such a popular song....yet, still remains so new, intimate and beautiful......

I feel the same about All I want is you.....Bad....ect...

Edited by unforgettableu2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, unforgettableu2 said:

 

I my God.....it is so great to be validated and understood! It's like you both read my mind! I was going to also state I get "chills" up my spine listening to some 25-30 year old U2 songs!  I still find something 'new' to discover in many U2 songs....amazing.... like classical paintings...they have a immortal soul that keeps living on....generation after generation. U2 fans are a unique collection of individuals.....we wear our hearts on our sleeves.....we think way deeply.....and not really parallel with the world....but on a different plane.....(much like our favorite 4 people in the world)

Amen!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Grace12 said:

Why do I love the fact that Eli & Sian are on this cover & holding hands. It gets me everytime I look at it.  Love everything about it. Waiting for my CD to arrive to listen, read lyrics, & get to know these songs. Tried to sneak a peek today on Spotify. Red Flag spoke to me, being a beach lover I love when Bono sings about& refers to the Ocean. His voice on Every Breaking Wave(radio edit) just blows me away !!! Great day for U2 & their fans❤️

I thought the SAME thing....Ha!!!!!!! I was thinking about how close the U2 family is....picturing their gathering.....so normal...yet, not normal being kids of famous Rock Stars. I pictured Bono in sweat pants....but still managing to be 'cool'.....and maybe Eli & Sian stealing a kiss or two. They make a cute couple.....it would be keeping the u2 ties forever tethered.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been a fan since my Irish father would take me back home to visit my relatives in Ireland and I first heard Boy as a youngin, and I must say I happily cannot disagree with you more.  This album has moved me so many times today.  Tears were flowing as 13 came on to beautifully close out this work of art.   The fact this band can still move me 30+ years later like they did when I was a teenager is to me, phenomenal. I absolutely love this album, rooftop to the basement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for your review, Peterferris.  I just finished listening to it all for the first time through from start to finish.  I LOVE it.  I agree with you on many of your positive comments.  I was at one of the JT tour shows, maybe two, where they closed with Little Things and I thought it was a yawner, then I sat and really listened to it tonight and - yup, same here, - tears.  Summer of Love surprised me, sonically, and I love it.  I lOVED the Showman.  I love when Bono is wryly self-aware and vulnerable at the same time. It gets to me.  Landlady - beautiful.  Blackout - a rocker I have loved since we first tasted it.  I agree about the prologue feeling of Love is All We Have Left.  Feels like it could have come right off of Passengers, don't you think?  American Soul - I'll be honest, I prefer Volcano, it was one of the tracks on SOI I really loved, but it's fine.  I agree about You're the Best Thing - one of the weakest on this album, and it's still a great song!  I really like Red Flag Day, it took me back to war, I'd like to strip it down and hear it raw like the War days.  I'm feeling so grateful for this album. I always hope for so much on each U2 album.  Honestly, I always hope for being bowled over, knocked out flat, like I was at age 17 by Achtung Baby but I'm not sure that will ever happen again - but this SOE experience so far comes closest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...