Are the Heavens shifting?

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Are the Heavens shifting?
« on: March 01, 2020, 07:15:35 PM »
For years i had considered my Top 5 favorite (u2) albums to be AB, JT, Pop, Zooropa, and something else.  Probably in that very order.  Something else is a rotating 5th place,  often Boy or occasionally R&H. 

However,  in more recent years my love affair with POP has just been immense.  And i have placed it on a pedestal that shimmers in the sunlight and glows under every moon.  I hold it in such high regard because of the journey i have been through with this album.  No one,  not David or Goliath,  nor any conquering army could ever remove POP from the throne in which it resides. 

Though lately there is another contender,  creeping up the those hallowed halls and sneaking around the kingdoms of excellence and divinity.  This little album,  an absolute masterpiece,  has recently grabbed my attention like a fresh virgin on prom night. 

Let me present my new & improved Top 5 favorite albums:

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

In the past two weeks i have listened to all 5 of these albums.  In my opinion,  the greatness of 1-3 is nearly overpowering,  with 2 being the real surprise. 


Everywhere around you someone is slipping away
it's only but a moment they've gone dark for
but you're still looking for them when it's time to play

There is an artist who's disappeared
yet those ideas are still around
and another who's fortunes are all broken
not a canvas to be found

What the hell were they so afraid of?
love is the sweetest sacrifice in life
there's a goldmine on the horizon
past these shadows of a town

Only time knows the answers
questions overflowing,  rising waters.
Learn not to fear your destination
as your calling will be fulfilled.







Every child is a sacred gift from God

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riffraffs mum

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 08:49:02 PM »
young man, are you married cause I need a man who can write like that?

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2020, 04:59:12 AM »
At the risk of triggering riffraffs mum, Pop is the biggest grower for me.


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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2020, 06:27:38 AM »
I think I love you

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 08:33:31 AM »
Love is bigger than...
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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 08:42:06 AM »
Ah, man, don't encourage my mum!
Sometimes Iím full of anger and grieving, so far away from believing that any sun will reappear

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 09:27:29 AM »
Nice post.

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 11:47:38 AM »
I think it's great that U2's discography is so vast and versatile that we're allowed to change our minds every now and then. Very cool.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 11:52:14 AM »
Yes, AB is almost always on top for me, but the others flip flop just about weekly.
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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 02:30:18 PM »
I might have to do a top 5.   And yes Songs of Innocence comes in at number 4. 

Was just listening to it the other night.  Just a rich album from start to finish.   Not a weak link in the intended concept


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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2020, 02:38:18 PM »
The 90's holy trinity and TUF. That is it!

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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2020, 02:41:39 PM »
Phoenix's top five are the best five albums though not necessarily in the right order.


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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2020, 05:30:09 PM »
I think it's great that U2's discography is so vast and versatile that we're allowed to change our minds every now and then. Very cool.

Yeah good point. It's also interesting that if you found someone who has lived under a rock and never heard of u2,  and then played all 5 of these albums for them,  they might not believe all were from the same band. 
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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2020, 05:44:57 PM »
I think it's great that U2's discography is so vast and versatile that we're allowed to change our minds every now and then. Very cool.

Yeah good point. It's also interesting that if you found someone who has lived under a rock and never heard of u2,  and then played all 5 of these albums for them,  they might not believe all were from the same band.
You know, that is very true!
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Re: Are the Heavens shifting?
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2020, 06:55:48 PM »



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