auctioneer69 Posted August 18, 2008 Share Posted August 18, 2008 i thougth there were moments of brilliance on ATYCLB, at least musically. atomic bomb left me a little meh. see where you are coming from though, kyle. i'm not as spastic about this as i once would have been. I am skeptical about this album until I hear it. It's always the same hype about how this is the best album ever or something truly different when in reality the last 2 albums were so-so and shite (as in "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb"). I don't know if anyone would agree but it seems like Bono's voice has got weaker and weaker over time while his lyrics have become terrible in places. The fact is that while there has been always an interplay between big business and high art with U2 that after "Pop" the band are still clearly only in it for the money and as a reason for Bono to pretend he's a cross between a preacher and presidential candidate on stage. They now have the formula down pat. Release the record in November to try and sell it over two Xmases and fill as many sheds and arenas as you can in between. Oh and make sure the only way to get the best seats is to pay $40 a year to a externally operated website. With the signing of the deal with Live Nation earlier this year U2 have become the Rolling Stones of their generation. An act who really only release new music in order to go on extremely lucrative tours. Oh, I know that some people will feel like their tkts are reasonably priced relative to the band's appeal but as anyone who has been to a "Live Nation" will attest it's the parking/beer/water/t-shirts you really get gouged on. That said, I will take it all back if they release a good to great album this fall. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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