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Severian 11.27.2018 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by evollove
U2 - October

Fuck you. I like it.


No fuck me.

I loved ‘80s U2 and still have a soft spot for it. I think my favorite is “The Unforgettable Fire” though.

Dr. Eugene Felikson 11.27.2018 09:22 AM

 

!@#$%! 11.27.2018 09:33 AM

xenakis ix

 


great percussion

Dr. Eugene Felikson 11.27.2018 10:48 AM

 

choc e-Claire 11.27.2018 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
“Where is my Mind?”

My band in Music class at school was thinking of doing this song. But that was before the eight piece broke up because we didn't like each other.

!@#$%! 11.27.2018 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by choc e-Claire
On d.sound's recommendation, Surfer Rosa by the Pixies. I'll grow to love it.
(I believe she actually recommended their other ones, but...)

all pixies is good (with kim deal anyway, afterwards ymmv)

if you like, try also breeders

where is my mind was ripped off by that shitty band where one of them married the goop lady

they ripped off everything-- fucking shameless

eta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV5CzJ8GluE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ914hW0_48

Dr. Eugene Felikson 11.27.2018 04:12 PM

 

demonrail666 11.27.2018 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by choc e-Claire
On d.sound's recommendation, Surfer Rosa by the Pixies. I'll grow to love it.
(I believe she actually recommended their other ones, but...)


Not sure what it is with The Pixies but something about them always rubbed me up the wrong way.

Severian 11.27.2018 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by demonrail666
Not sure what it is with The Pixies but something about them always rubbed me up the wrong way.


Really?

I’m just kinda feeling Pixies-y again after ... huh... at least five years.

Granted, I think they do feel a bit like a stepping stone on the way to headset fare, be it Sonic Youth or Big Black or whatever. But still... no denying the Pixies were for many years — until they started to eat shit — the Fab Four of underground-esque rock groups.

Somewhere between Nirvana and Sonic Youth, the Pixies occupy a pretty special place

The Soup Nazi 11.27.2018 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
The Leftovers


Brilliant show. I LOVE Carrie Coon, and Theroux, that cat can act. Anyway, the musical highlight of the series for me was the use of Iris DeMent's "Let The Mystery Be" — a supreme, perennial classic.

Dr. Eugene Felikson 11.28.2018 04:25 AM

 

Severian 11.28.2018 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi
Brilliant show. I LOVE Carrie Coon, and Theroux, that cat can act. Anyway, the musical highlight of the series for me was the use of Iris DeMent's "Let The Mystery Be" — a supreme, perennial classic.



THANK YOU

And yeah I want to marry Carrie Coon. She’s the bestest.

EVOLghost 11.28.2018 09:37 AM

Everyone talks about 80’s U2, but no one ever talks about 90’s U2. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about U2POP

!@#$%! 11.28.2018 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by EVOLghost
Everyone talks about 80’s U2, but no one ever talks about 90’s U2. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about U2POP

i liked achtung baby and zooropa

then i lost track

let’s see...

!@#$%! 11.28.2018 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
i liked achtung baby and zooropa

then i lost track

let’s see...

ok, so, i gave it one listen

seems to me they were cannibalizing themselves. i mean i hear a lot of their previous albums here, but in lesser form.

there were interesting sounds in them, but the songs as songs were not up to par for me.

i didnt have a chance to take note of the songs i liked & disliked unfortunately... a little busy morning doing some procurement... but the latter part of the album, wnat would be the b side if it were a vinyl, i think sounded more interesting

i can relisten & make notes later

but now i wanna lissen to their older 90s stuff....

!@#$%! 11.28.2018 12:05 PM

yeah achtung baby + zooropa ftw

they’re like 2 parts of 1 big album where i think they reached their peak

i still prefer achtung

joshua tree 3rd and their 80s stuff

evollove 11.28.2018 12:15 PM

POP was the last U2 album I liked.

"Discotheque"--one my favs

"Do you feel loved?"--One of those odd songs where the verses are much catchier than the chorus.

"Mofo" -- It's about Bono's dead mother. Sorta makes it difficult to slam.

--Squishy middle. Where the album gets it's title, I guess. Interesting production saves some weak writing.--

"Miami" -- Quite refreshing after the previous tracks.

"Please" -- A good song, and I've heard some live versions that are transcendent.

"Wake Up Dead Man" -- This seems like a classic. But maybe it's just a classic in the "Christian rock" subgenre.


It was actually the subsequent album that lost me completely. All That You Can't Leave Behind. Wussy adult contemporary. I'll take a failed experiment over this shit any old day.

And I didn't really fall for the "return to form" of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

Then I was done following the band. I've heard only two or three U2 songs made in the past decade.

Dr. Eugene Felikson 11.28.2018 03:46 PM

Bono is so douchey that I can't ever imagine myself giving U2 a fair shot

And if I did, I would do so in secrecy.

It'd be like randomly becoming a big fan of Coldplay or something

Too polished. Too pretty

(I have no idea what U2 actually sounds like... don't they go "Hello, Hellloooo Hola Hola and I FEEEEEELL?)

Severian 11.28.2018 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by EVOLghost
Everyone talks about 80’s U2, but no one ever talks about 90’s U2. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about U2POP


I like a few Zooropta tracks. Like “Numb.” And even that Batman one. And even Pop. But I don’t care for Auchtung, which is everyone’s favorite.

Severian 11.28.2018 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Eugene Felikson
Bono is so douchey that I can't ever imagine myself giving U2 a fair shot

And if I did, I would do so in secrecy.

It'd be like randomly becoming a big fan of Coldplay or something

Too polished. Too pretty

(I have no idea what U2 actually sounds like... don't they go "Hello, Hellloooo Hola Hola and I FEEEEEELL?)


U2 sounds like proto-Coldplay. Early U2 had a hint of post-punk to it, which is probably why I like it most.


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