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January 18th, 2004

In this weeks Entertainment Weekly: @ 05:15 pm

irisheyedlass:
I'm currently hearin: Gortoz a Ran - J'Attends

The magazine did a review of what's coming up in 2004 in movies, tv, music, and books. They mention U2 as one of the critics' choices for music. Here's what they say:

U2, as yet untitles: Will they sustain the momentum of All That You Can't Leave Behind - or will they once again lead themselves astray? We'll know later this year with the arrival of U2's 10th studio album.


10 studio albums - that's incredible. I assume EW is referring to the Pop cd or Zooropa cd when it talks about "going astray?" That's the only period I can see critics not being too fond of. I own the two cds and they haven't quite grown on me yet, either, but I'm starting to appreciate Zooropa more. Anyway, it's not anything big, but it's something. It's exciting!
 
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 18th, 2004 03:24 pm (UTC)

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New album will be U2's 11th studio album.
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From:pornrockangel
Date:January 18th, 2004 03:33 pm (UTC)
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yeah, maybe they weren't counting rattle and hum? but that has studio track on it too, so I don't know why they wouldn't. silly magazines.
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 18th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Aye, I thought that as well. But R&H certainly is a studio album. More likely to be lazy reporting.
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From:pornrockangel
Date:January 18th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
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it is very exciting :)
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From:arcmorality
Date:January 18th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
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Pop wasn't.

Depends where you are I guess. Was well received in Europe.
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From:sirensong984
Date:January 18th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Zooropa won a grammy--I wouldn't call that astray.
From:irisheyedlass
Date:January 18th, 2004 04:48 pm (UTC)
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I wouldn't know - I became a fan during ATYCLB so I wasn't sure about the other albums and how they were received.
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From:volare
Date:January 18th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)
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I dunno, amongst many of the older fans Zooropa was considered horrid, but they might also mean Pop. Oddly I find Pop much easier to deal with than Zooropa.

Harumph. No negativity! New album coming! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!XD
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From:parallel_rhythm
Date:January 18th, 2004 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Can't wait for the new album!

I'd have thought Pop. I own it. Definitely not a favorite. Only gave it one listen though.
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From:volare
Date:January 18th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
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also...
critics were very harsh on Rattle&Hum, the movie and album both, for reasons I still can't comprehend. I was in absolute heaven sitting there in that movie theater with everyone whooping and cheering like it was a live show....

I have very little use for rock critics...
hell in my time I've been known to go deliberately buy something that got panned JUST because the critics didn't like it. *Thbrt*
From:irisheyedlass
Date:January 18th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
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I own R&H but haven't had time to watch it through, yet, but that album puts me straight in heaven. I can listen to it over and over and over again!
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:January 18th, 2004 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Again with the Americans. Gahhh.

Pop = one of their best albums. And it's recognised as so... everywhere else.

*sigh* *pets her poor, unloved albums*
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From:carobanano
Date:January 18th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Hrmmm. So apparently everywhere but the US one oculd say "Pop is fucking amazing!" and nobody would bat an eye. :D
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From:roads_outgrown
Date:January 18th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
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*sigh* *sigh*

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From:kimmm
Date:January 19th, 2004 07:45 pm (UTC)
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here here! i totally agree with you and i'm american, lol. i loved "pop" the first time i heard it... it's amazing and one of my favorite albums next to the joshua tree :)
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From:_nix_
Date:January 18th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Pop never particularly caught on to me either. It didn't seem like U2 to me. It sounded almost like they were trying to become something they that weren't.

I like Zooropa, but I'm still disappointed as to how small it is. (only 10 tracks!?)

I imagine the next album will be All That You Can't Leave Behind/Achtung Baby-esque. Maybe.
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From:achtungbaby
Date:January 18th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)

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I didnt really like pop at first either, but one day i just felt like listening to it. and it totally grew on me. i mean its not one of my fav. U2 albums, but its really nice once you are in the mood to listen to it.
I like Zooropa because of the fact that it was done in a sort of rush because of the tour. I think the outcome was really well considering the pressure that they were on.
And i hope the next album is more on the Achtung Baby side vs. ATYCLB. that one still hasnt gone down too well on me. makes me fall asleep!! its quite soft.
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From:parallel_rhythm
Date:January 19th, 2004 07:13 am (UTC)
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All That You Can't Leave Behind/Achtung Baby-esque... if that's the result of their new album, I think I'll have died and gone to heaven! Those are definitely my 2 favorites.
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From:canadanne
Date:January 19th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC)

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AAAARRRRGGGHHHHH, if I see one more music magazine say that Pop was U2 "going astray" as if that's a concrete fact, I will explode!  Pop was bloody brilliant and I'd much rather they went back to being experimental - would hate them to get into a rut now.
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From:kimmm
Date:January 19th, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC)
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hey i'm new here, but anyway...
on your comment about "pop" and "zooropa" going astray, i disagree. i personally loved the "pop" album. it was so unlike u2, yet they it was still amazing. "pop" and "zooropa" are just more examples of how amazing u2 is... i mean, if they can make that sound awesome, what can't they do? infact, i'm actually listening to "pop" right now. anyway, sorry... got on a bit of a rampage. but that's just my opinon :)
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From:wydok
Date:January 20th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
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I bought Zooropa when it came out (actually, a little later, since it was through the Columbian House CD club) and I really liked it. I thought it was the perfect followup to Achtung Baby. I don't remember critics panning it too much, and like someone else said, it did win a Grammy (Best Alternative Album? I don't get it...).

The music of POP I like, but I think Pop-Mart was Zoo TV taken just a little too far. The comercialism and flashiness of the concert, along with the tripped out video from Discotheque, rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. They seemed too distant, too cut off from the actual audience, during Pop-Mart. However, I think Gone and Please are some of their best work.

Rattle and Rum was panned by the critics as well. By the time Rattle and Rum came out, the general public was sick of the preachy, militant U2. Many critics though the Rattle and Rum was masturbatory. I like it as a concert, but I can understand their point.

I find it hard to explain what ATYCLB is. U2 reinvented themselves again with that album, but I can't really describe what they turned into. I guess I can best describe ATYCLB as a grown-up Joshua Tree. What I mean to say is if U2 continued to make JT-esque music, they probably would have eventually come to ATYCLB. From what I have heard about this next album (being very guitar heavy, Edge as an "angry guitarist"), I believe this next album may be a grown-up Achtung Baby.

I don't think they will make the mistake they did with the packaging of POP, and they learned not to be wankers after the backlash to Rattle and Hum. I have complete faith this next album will be killer.

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