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August 28th, 2002

Electrical Storm @ 01:08 am

skyfalls:
I'm currently feelin: contemplative contemplative
I'm currently hearin: Crickets chirping outside & the kitty snoring

I believe my honeymoon with this song is dwindling ... I mean, it's not a bad song, it's just conventional. It lacks the spark that most of their songs have ... it reminds me very much of "Always" which is a good song, however if they had released it as opposed to "Beautiful Day" I doubt they would've made such a successful comeback.

I'll always be partial to the first decade of their career, and the energy that their music gave off.

Though ATYCLB is a wonderful album, even it left something to be desired -well, Bono naturally ... but yeah, that aside.

I understand that they're not 17 any longer, however I am ... and enjoy the vitality of their earlier songs.

If their next album is going to follow the route of "Electrical Storm" I dun' think I'll enjoy it too much, considering it does have that ATYCLB sound to it, generally speaking. U2 has never released two albums that sound the same, and I trust them not to do so now.

Oh, and closing comment: As much as I love Bono's voice, it was a bit overpowering.

 
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From:thewanderer
Date:August 27th, 2002 10:41 pm (UTC)
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hi hi. well, i read on u2log.com that the version released was just a demo. yeah. i didnt love it yet either. its missing a certain 'i don't know what'.

i think songs like wild honey,elevation, and beautiful day are full of vitality. maybe not the frantic and youthfulness of say out of control, or stories for boys, but id say as much so as joshua tree.
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From:sheepzeit
Date:August 28th, 2002 10:47 am (UTC)
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I agree wholeheartedly about thinking that their current sound lacks the vitality of their youth. I seem to be often treated as an outcast for thinking so. Not that I don't still like them, but what they put out now doesn't hit me as hard as their early stuff. I'm not sure I would have gotten into U2 as headedly if ATYCLB had been my first album.

But what do you expect? They're twice as old now, I couldn't keep up the charisma nearly as well as they do.

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