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Old 02-27-09, 12:30 AM
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

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totally worth the $100 list price
Oh yeah! That book is worth it alone!!

I went with the Digi-pack version for $20 at wherehouse.com. Thanks for the link and the code!
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

I think I'll go standard or digipak. The magazine version is TERRIBLE and the deluxe box is just too damn pricey for not enough stuff IMO...plus I was already considering the Pearl Jam "Ten" super deluxe box, so two expensive sets in one month ain't going to happen.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

any reviews for this yet?
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
any reviews for this yet?
Spin (3.5 stars)

http://www.spin.com/reviews/u2-no-li...zon-interscope

Rolling Stone (5 stars...weird)

http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/...on_the_horizon

Times Online (3 stars)

http://entertainment.timesonline.co....cle5740885.ece

Guardian (4 stars)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009...on-the-horizon

LA Times (3 stars)

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/musi...o-line-on.html


I'd give this thing 3.5 myself.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

www.atu2.com has a bunch of reviews as well.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by C-Mart View Post
I almost did it, but the subscription is $50! Still, $50 for a CD of rare tracks not available anywhere else may be worth it. I'll have to talk to the wife about it I guess.
I did it, mostly for the ticket pre-sales.
Got me GA Tickets last time around.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

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I did it, mostly for the ticket pre-sales.
Got me GA Tickets last time around.
Good point. I'll have to make sure and use that when I talk to the wife about it.
Old 02-27-09, 12:43 PM
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

This album for me was a real let down. I have been a fan of U2's for the last 20 years and they have had some interesting albums. Of course Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby are the cream of the crop, but albums like All that you Can't Leave Behind, Pop, and HTDAAB were interesting failures. Each had great tracks on them, but my sign of truly great albums are ones where you are not reaching to forward to the next best track. Zooropa was IMO the last good album (and i have read a lot of bad things said about this album, but its worth going back to. A lot of good stuff on it).

No Line on the Horizon so far for me has maybe one song that i find ok. The rest i find poor to plain bad. U2 have gone the way of De Niro. They do the odd thing now and again that are good, but overall they just put out shit (Not talking about their live performances which are always fantastic). I was actually thinking to myself the other day after listening to this album that it might be an idea for them to revisit the whole Zoo Tv thing. It would be very cool to see an update of the Fly and Mcphisto characters with todays technology. Plus getting back to the sound of Achtung Baby is not a bad thing. I know they are older and they will give some BS about wanting to move forward artistically....but if the last few albums are anything to go by, i would prefer they retread old ground. Some of the lyrics on the new album are just awful. All this is not helped by Bono trying to become a saint.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
Album isn't a 5 but I would give it a 4.5. I've listened to it at least 12 times now and my opinon hasn't changed since my first listen. Great album!

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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

thanks for the review posts guys. sounds like a maybe come Tuesdau. will try to preview some songs prior. any sites have the 30 sec. song links up yet?
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
thanks for the review posts guys. sounds like a maybe come Tuesdau. will try to preview some songs prior. any sites have the 30 sec. song links up yet?
As has been mentioned earlier in this thread, they're already streaming the entire album on their MySpace page.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

So, are they going on tour soon?
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

blog "review" of sorts on allmusic:

http://blog.allmusic.com/2009/2/27/u...n-the-horizon/
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

From what I heard on their broadcast on BBC Radio 1[via XM] today the tour will start in early summer[in the UK afaik].
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
As has been mentioned earlier in this thread, they're already streaming the entire album on their MySpace page.
whoa...Mr. Salty, getting a little spicy.
Old 02-28-09, 03:39 PM
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
thanks for the review posts guys. sounds like a maybe come Tuesdau. will try to preview some songs prior. any sites have the 30 sec. song links up yet?
You can listen to the whole of this decidedly underwhelming new album on www.spotify.com


EDIT: ignore me...that will teach me not to read a thread proprly...apologies!

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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by RichDB10 View Post
You can listen to this GREAT new album on www.spotify.com
Fixed.

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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by RichDB10 View Post
You can listen to the whole of this decidedly underwhelming new album on www.spotify.com
Seems kind of spammy to me, and utterly pointless since you have to have an invitation to be able to access that Web site. I judge your post to be decidedly underwhelming!
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
Seems kind of spammy to me, and utterly pointless since you have to have an invitation to be able to access that Web site. I judge your post to be decidedly underwhelming!

Sorry, wasn't meant to be...hadn't read the the thread properly about MySpace anyway hence me edit otherwise wouldn't have posted.
I rather childishly threw in my own opinion of the album..so, apologies
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by james2025a View Post
but my sign of truly great albums are ones where you are not reaching to forward to the next best track.

.No Line on the Horizon so far for me has maybe one song that i find ok. The rest i find poor to plain bad.
I feel the exact opposite. I have listened to this as a whole every time and don't hit skip at all. I've been a U2 for over 20 years and I think this is up their with their best albums. I can't place it yet, its far to early. What I love about it is, how layered and how diverse each song is. No two songs are similar. This album doesn't have a "sound". This is kinda hard to articulate but I'll try. No two songs on Achtung Baby are the same or really similar, but they all have that "sound". That album sounds like it was all recorded in the same room, on the same day, with the same instruments. NLOTH doesn't have that vibe, which is why some people don't like and its why I love it. I think every song is great, lots of different sounds, and Bono is singing incredible. There is so much passion, energy, and urgency in his voice. (Not that he is usually lacking in these things, but its taken up a notch here). Also he sings in so many different styles. The opening track has that processed "Zooropa" sound, some songs have the "vertigo" rock swagger singing, a few have the "Pride" anthem effect, and he closes the album with an almost spoken word vocal, that is haunting. Crank that tune up on a decent pair of speakers or earbuds and it sounds like he is in the room.

I think it takes months or even years to fully digest and rate an album, my hunch is that this will be considered a masterpiece, 10- 20 years from now. Remember Achtung Baby and Zooropa were considered crap by many hard core fans at the time of the release and are almost universally heralded by fans as two of the best now.

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Originally Posted by shaggy View Post
I feel the exact opposite. I have listened to this as a whole every time and don't hit skip at all. I've been a U2 for over 20 years and I think this is up their with their best albums. I can't place it yet, its far to early. What I love about it is, how layered and how diverse each song is. No two songs are similar. This album doesn't have a "sound". This is kinda hard to articulate but I'll try. No two songs on Achtung Baby are the same or really similar, but they all have that "sound". That album sounds like it was all recorded in the same room, on the same day, with the same instruments. NLOTH doesn't have that vibe, which is why some people don't like and its why I love it. I think every song is great, lots of different sounds, and Bono is singing incredible. There is so much passion, energy, and urgency in his voice. (Not that he is usually lacking in these things, but its taken up a notch here). Also he sings in so many different styles. The opening track has that processed "Zooropa" sound, some songs have the "vertigo" rock swagger singing, a few have the "Pride" anthem effect, and he closes the album with an almost spoken word vocal, that is haunting. Crank that tune up on a decent pair of speakers or earbuds and it sounds like he is in the room.

I think it takes months or even years to fully digest and rate an album, my hunch is that this will be considered a masterpiece, 10- 20 years from now. Remember Achtung Baby and Zooropa were considered crap by many hard core fans at the time of the release and are almost universally heralded by fans as two of the best now.
Agreed!
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

<object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/g76msqFOh20&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/g76msqFOh20&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>

Awesome!! Magnificent is one of the best songs U2 has ever done. Can't wait to see them live!
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by RichDB10 View Post
You can listen to the whole of this decidedly underwhelming new album on www.spotify.com


EDIT: ignore me...that will teach me not to read a thread proprly...apologies!
rich I don't see a problem with this.If you don't like the record then you don't.
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Re: U2: No Line on the Horizon - March 3rd, 2009

Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
<object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/g76msqFOh20&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/g76msqFOh20&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>

Awesome!! Magnificent is one of the best songs U2 has ever done. Can't wait to see them live!
i never thought i'd say this, but larry mullen jr. is actually starting to look his age!

great video, thanks for sharing.
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Originally Posted by Setzer View Post
<object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/g76msqFOh20&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/g76msqFOh20&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>

Awesome!! Magnificent is one of the best songs U2 has ever done. Can't wait to see them live!
That was awesome. Thanks.

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