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  1. Wow! Very beautiful room. And fitting for U2.
  2. Would absolutely love to hear Love is Blindness, and my U2 dreams would be complete. Well, almost!
  3. I would also love to have had more of this kind of thing. So evocative and Bono's vocals are extraordinary. Thanks, Spicey! Love your idea for a film or Cirque show based on U2's music. Excellent!!
  4. Bono and Elvis.....Can't Help Falling in Love.
  5. Interesting.....never really thought of how they've invested (or not) their time in this regard - except I that I have always hoped/longed to hear deep tracks rather than, say, Pride for the millionth time (although a great song, of course). As far as "In a Lifetime", I think it's one of the most beautiful songs and vocals performances I've ever heard. Bono is beyond magnificent on that song.
  6. [quote name='MacFoley wrote: liljbau']I LOVE No Line.........I think it majorly kix the ass of All that You Cant Leave Behind......I just think the critics and music industry made too much over it....which , in my opinion means "overrated" our boys , in my opinion , did NOT reinvent themselves the way they did for Achtung Baby....i dont think it was incredibly cutting edge or anything like that I just think its a majorly kick ass album .....my favorite of their last 3, definitely in my top 5 faves I find your points interesting. I remember reading the reviews for the album and enjoying some reviews I find your comments on the critics view of No Line stand out. I would say the first 4 songs on No Line kind of look back at The Unforgettable Fire album that almost seem they would fit around this era. The fact that Eno and Lanois are a big part in U2 albums, UF being the first one, it just feels that way to me. So it is not really anything "groundbreaking" but it is still new sounds from a modern U2. Take Dissapearing Act from the UF sessions, to me that sounds like a No Line song even though it was originally written in 1983-1984. Fez sounds like it came from Passengers, but I do like that song a lot. Get On Your Boots kind of spoils the album for me and I'll Go Crazy as the weakest songs on there. White As Snow is truly underrated. I love that song, probably one of the best songs they have written in the past 12 years. Cedars is lush! Shame we never got to hear these songs on the 360 tour. They really missed a trick to pull them out. Maybe we might see the light of day of them when they tour next... Oh and yeah, hahaha, In A Little While is a pussy song! There always seems to be a few songs on U2 albums that are somewhat weak (except Achtung Baby, JT, and UF imo). But as far as full albums go, I feel No Line has fewer weak songs than the other commercially successful albums from the 2000s. That's why I see it as being underrated - as far as commercial success goes (which is different I realize than what Liljbau is saying about critic views). Anyways, I think we agree that No Line is great in so many respects.....just wish the band felt the same.
  7. I think No Line was a definite departure, Liljbau......but then again, Dismantle was quite a departure from ATYCLB. Did the critics or industry people "hype" No Line any more than any other U2 album that gets released? - for instance, Dismantle - had a lot of commercial hype happening around it with the ipod ad and the huge Vertigo hit........ I guess my question is: Had they gotten the commercial success with Boots (or any other song on No Line) that they had hoped, would you feel the industry "hype" was justified?
  8. Awww, no love for Feist, Mac? Granted, My Moon, My Man is probably not her best song....but what about this little gem?
  9. Interview with Eve. http://www.vanityfair.com...eo/2012/10/1926827588001 At the end of the clip, look for the other video interview that scrolls beneath.
  10. [quote name='electricco wrote: joshthetree']BBC UK 'Pointless' quiz show tonight guess the artist of the album 'Zooropa' the answer was given as Europa Nooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!! hahaha!! Priceless!
  11. It seems Larry is really feeling out a 2nd career in acting. I kind of thought that would be more Bono's domain with his natural gift for performance. Perhaps exploring other creative pursuits can only help their music .....but the time dedicated to it may push the album further. (Shooting in 4 vastly different countries?) I see no album on the horizon anytime soon. But best of luck to Larry in the film biz.
  12. Under a Blood Red Sky is up there, too ...not a studio album I realize, but a great cover nonetheless.
  13. Still haven't found really moves me when I hear it live. I'm always surprised because I get so emotional when they play it.... brings on the waterworks every time.
  14. Easy breezy Achtung Baby----is there any other choice?
  15. Mac, you're a tad less diplomatic than me--love it! I went with Elevation because Bullet the Blue Sky wasn't there. Granted, they finally dropped Bullet during the last tour, but it seemed to go on just a bit too long for my liking. Definitely hit its peak during Zoo for me. And Elevation hit its peak during the Elevation tour---I tolerated it and even liked it well enough at times during the Vertigo tour, but it sort of lost it for me during 360 (although I always go along for the ride when it's happening---I wouldn't want to let the band down). My other contender is Pride (probably should have chosen that one actually)...... and even Mysterious Ways ranks up there to a degree.....I think it may need a break or just get hauled out for special occasions, perhaps.
  16. He's making a joke. As if there's anyone left in the free world" who hasn't heard of Bono. I thought it was funny. And isn't this a tabloid doing what they do best? - inciting hatred by calling the comment "dismissive" of Bono.
  17. Good to read his perspective on those early days. It made me go back and watch Two Hearts and other War videos. What a great period for the band---defining times.
  18. October for me, too. I'm feeling nostalgic...and it's October. It has a melancholic appeal for me right now Ask me in spring and I would likely vote ATYCLB. In winter-JT. But for now, it's October all the way. It's a great cover!
  19. I also voted for ATYCLB. It's a difficult one for me because it had such a special place for me when it was released and in the years afterwards. It also has gems like Beautiful Day (putting U2 right back on top of the world's "best band" stage), Stuck in a Moment, Walk on and, in my opinion, one of U2's greatest songs ever - Kite! (My God! How great is that?) And the emotion that poured out of Bono in his delivery of that song as the tour progressed. One of U2`s greatest performances. But as the years have passed, I tend to return to that album less and less, and I'm not sure if it will come around for me again. I think (hope) it will. I probably should have voted for R&H ---for pretty much the same reason. It was so great at the time and there`s the film associated with it. It also has some amazing songs, but most of it has faded out of my playlist these days except for 2 or 3 songs. Having said all this, I'm VERY happy for the existence for each and every U2 album. Meanwhile, very surprised that JT received so many votes. I truly feel that album deserves all the hype, attention and focus, but it was interesting to read the blog piece. Going back to read it again.
  20. Of course!! I forgot about that. (Which, I admit, is truly shameful.)
  21. Don't think I've ever heard Bono sing in German.
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