U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)

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restofit

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U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« on: March 22, 2020, 04:58:18 AM »
This is more revealing than anything - it shows that U2 have used 10 producers over the last two album cycles. 10 Bloody producers.. can you believe that?

It's not really necessary at all. They done it simply because they can - As the biggest band in the world they can throw their money at any amount of producers it takes to complete an album. As Bono said 'it takes an entire village to make a U2 album'. It's an interesting and chaotic process to say the least..
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 07:32:26 AM »
Well I know who is going to win this.

I can vite but I'm a little shy because in very few cases can I honestly say I understand any particular producer's input in a given song, when there are so many cooks in the kitchen.

I know what I'm hearing when I listen for Lanois or Eno. But I don't know what to credit or blame this list of guys for in a lot of cases.

I do know one guy to give credit to, though.

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 07:47:58 AM »
Yeah, same, I don't know enough about what a producer does to have any insight into this.

Eno's influence on Unforgettable Fire was unmistakable, but was that because he was the producer, or because he was also a musician with ideas of his own? Don't know, can't say.
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 08:22:47 AM »
Danger Mouse. He clearly left a mark. Wish they had done more with him.
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 12:50:58 PM »
DM

What a depressing list this is though. 
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2020, 05:40:24 PM »
Danger Mouse. He clearly left a mark. Wish they had done more with him.

Not that I disagree (I don't) but I not allowing single answers, the poll says you have to pick 3!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 06:25:52 PM »
Danger Mouse. He clearly left a mark. Wish they had done more with him.

Not that I disagree (I don't) but I not allowing single answers, the poll says you have to pick 3!

Can you edit the poll so I can revote?
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2020, 06:28:48 PM »
Danger Mouse. He clearly left a mark. Wish they had done more with him.

Not that I disagree (I don't) but I not allowing single answers, the poll says you have to pick 3!

Can you edit the poll so I can revote?
Done!
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 06:35:14 PM »
Are there any other examples of a major act using so many producers on a record/s?
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2020, 06:45:46 PM »
Voted for DM, Barlow and (cheating a little) Gaffney. I like his Fish out of Water remixes.  8)
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2020, 08:08:05 PM »
Are there any other examples of a major act using so many producers on a record/s?

Pop? oh, other acts..



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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2020, 08:38:32 PM »
Maybe time to get Batman and Robin back? I honestly can't pick from the above. It seems to me that the producers had zero impact on the work.
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2020, 09:24:13 PM »
Voted for DM, Barlow and (cheating a little) Gaffney. I like his Fish out of Water remixes.  8)

High five, my exact vote.

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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2020, 09:41:19 PM »
Voted for DM, Barlow and (cheating a little) Gaffney. I like his Fish out of Water remixes.  8)

High five, my exact vote.

Somhow, I have a feeling the remixes have nothing to do with the vote, but nonetheless, you are making progress, young padawan.  ;D
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Re: U2 producers from the last two album cycles (poll)
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2020, 09:53:18 PM »
I've heard good things about Paul Epworth. I liked his work with Bloc Party and the Skyfall soundtrack.