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Old 09.15.2014, 12:31 AM   #1
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There's so much hate related to the corporate release / music as spam philosophy, and I'm wondering if anyone actually listened to the fucking thing? The last thing I am is a U2 defender, but THIS IS A VERY GOOD ALBUM.
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Old 09.15.2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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I think it's nice that they gave their album away for free but I haven't listened to it yet though. I used to be a big fan of their early work and still do like some of it. Wasn't keen on the more recent albums though...

I don't get all the hate towards them...
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I don't think it actually was forced on me... I've got Mac and iPods up the ass, plus iPhones and iPod touches, iPads and pretty much everything else that starts with an i, but I don't see any U2 anywhere.

I was a fan of their early material, everything up to and including Unforgettable Fire, buy but that was eons ago. I consider their last few albums to be the absolute definition of boring. Boring fucking shit.

Would anything about this new piece of shit boring ass album be any different than the rest? I don't know, and won't know because i don't plan on listening.
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Old 09.15.2014, 01:09 PM   #5
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If you are a huge established musical act, 90% of your money comes from concerts and such, not from album sales. It makes sense for the already rich and powerful bands to market their new music this way.

around $400.00 a concert ticket, on average, will make U2 so much money.


I just get tired of watching him make the "Jesus" pose in every video.
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If you are a huge established musical act, 90% of your money comes from concerts and such, not from album sales. It makes sense for the already rich and powerful bands to market their new music this way.

around $400.00 a concert ticket, on average, will make U2 so much money.


I just get tired of watching him make the "Jesus" pose in every video.

Here's my thing: why do they still give a fuck about marketing and making money, etc? Even with the universally low opinion of their last several albums, those assholes are rich as fuck, and they never won't be. They don't need to do shit like this.

Then again, Jay-Z didn't need to release his album for free, AND convince Billboard that Google Play's use of the app software should be considered "shipped units" in order to score his umpteenth #1 platinum album either... But he sure as hell did.

The difference: Jay Z is Jay Z. U2 is ... I don't even know. They could have/ should have ended their career so many times. Why they're determined to "fade away" is beyond me.
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I didn't care to have U2's new album, when I heard that they were releasing it through iTunes I thought the albumin automatically went into your iTunes library, but for me you had to go to the iTunes store and click on the free button, which I chose not to, so if its optional to put the album into your iTunes why all the stories from people that it showed up automatically to their library?
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Old 09.15.2014, 04:34 PM   #9
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I didn't care to have U2's new album, when I heard that they were releasing it through iTunes I thought the albumin automatically went into your iTunes library, but for me you had to go to the iTunes store and click on the free button, which I chose not to, so if its optional to put the album into your iTunes why all the stories from people that it showed up automatically to their library?

Dave Markey had it show up right into his itunes library.

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Old 09.15.2014, 04:44 PM   #10
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Here's my thing: why do they still give a fuck about marketing and making money, etc? Even with the universally low opinion of their last several albums, those assholes are rich as fuck, and they never won't be. They don't need to do shit like this.
you're answering your own question here, that they dont need to do it cuz they wipe the jizz off supermodel's backs with $1000 bills is precisely why they still put out records and tour. It isnt about the money anymore, they have enough already to do whatever they feel like doing..
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The difference: Jay Z is Jay Z. U2 is ... I don't even know. They could have/ should have ended their career so many times. Why they're determined to "fade away" is beyond me.
dude your bias is showing. Really, who the fuck is jay z? Just another artist 15 years past his prime releasing records to appeal to growing expendable incomes of former teenagers who have become the nostalgia market. In all actuality id wager that globally U2 are still bigger and their discography more relevant than JayZ sans Beyonce jay z hasnt made a culturally impacting record in over a decade, probably about the same sized gap as since U2 last released one! So meh to JayZ over U2, im not a fan of either, and bono vs jayZ are in a dead heat tie for biggest self aggrandizing douche bag's of the 21st century!
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Old 09.15.2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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I didn't care to have U2's new album, when I heard that they were releasing it through iTunes I thought the albumin automatically went into your iTunes library, but for me you had to go to the iTunes store and click on the free button, which I chose not to, so if its optional to put the album into your iTunes why all the stories from people that it showed up automatically to their library?

I was just about to say "yeah what's up with that?" because I hadn't seen it on my MacBook this morning, and figured if it wasn't there it wouldn't be anywhere.

Then I decided to check my phone's index of music.. You know, just for kicks. If you turn it to landscape a graphic grid of all your albums (based on whatever you're looking at at the time... Genre, composer, whatever, artist, album etc) pops up and you can scan through it or pinch and pull to make sections bigger.

 


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Old 09.15.2014, 07:02 PM   #13
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Give me a free U2 album over Jay Z any day. If it had been a Jay Z album I would have no interest in it whatsoever as I can't think of a single thing I like of his.... U2 have made good music in the past so I will probably give this a listen at some point...
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Hey, f**k you Nate Dogg.

Seriously though I didn't realize you hated Jay-Z so much. I guess I didn't know you hated him at all. But... Damn...

Stu666- You are constantly repping artists & albums that I love, and when you're not, you're talking about or listening to records I don't know yet, but run out and buy after you rep them, and fall in love with after the first spin.

So I'm quite appalled to hear you insult Jay-Z, and relegate him to sub-U2 territory... A place that I didn't think existed any more. Makes me sad.
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U2 have made good music in the past so I will probably give this a listen at some point...

My daughter was playing it on her iphone yesterday and I heard one track. Always interested in anything Brian Eno is part of......yet I don't think ENO plays any part in the new U2......very little Flood as well, so we shall see......or is that, hear?
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How kind of them. Fuck off.
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I was disappointed in not seeing the new album on my phone....oh well...
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