Make your U2 Experimental Album

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laoghaire

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Make your U2 Experimental Album
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:02:00 PM »
A playlist, really. But what songs do you think seem experimental and belong together? I will make a list of my own and post.

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 06:57:41 PM »
I suppose experimental can be interpreted in many ways and of course different people will have different takes on what it means...

I suppose for example you could say if a band known for rock music starts making pop music then that is it experimenting and therefore that music is experimental.

For me personally i think of experimental in terms of music as an actual genre - as per this description:

"Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

Experimental compositional practice is defined broadly by exploratory sensibilities radically opposed to, and questioning of, institutionalized compositional, performing, and aesthetic conventions in music.
 
Elements of experimental music include indeterminate music, in which the composer introduces the elements of chance or unpredictability with regard to either the composition or its performance. Artists may also approach a hybrid of disparate styles or incorporate unorthodox and unique elements"

So in that respect i personally say u2 have no songs that fall into that genre.

Passengers of course would be the exception - but then that isn't badged as a u2 album is it...


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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 07:12:57 PM »
I have but one question: are remixes allowed?  :P
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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 08:04:08 PM »
ABSOLUTELY.

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 08:14:56 PM »
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 09:13:32 PM »
Zooropa
Love is All We Have Left
Stateless
Elvis Presley and America
Scarlet
Fez (Being Born)
Miami
4th of July
The Wanderer

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2020, 02:17:37 AM »
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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2020, 07:07:28 AM »
Absolutely. Maybe that's the album right there.

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 12:08:14 PM »
I suppose experimental can be interpreted in many ways and of course different people will have different takes on what it means...

I suppose for example you could say if a band known for rock music starts making pop music then that is it experimenting and therefore that music is experimental.

For me personally i think of experimental in terms of music as an actual genre - as per this description:

"Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

Experimental compositional practice is defined broadly by exploratory sensibilities radically opposed to, and questioning of, institutionalized compositional, performing, and aesthetic conventions in music.
 
Elements of experimental music include indeterminate music, in which the composer introduces the elements of chance or unpredictability with regard to either the composition or its performance. Artists may also approach a hybrid of disparate styles or incorporate unorthodox and unique elements"

So in that respect i personally say u2 have no songs that fall into that genre.

Passengers of course would be the exception - but then that isn't badged as a u2 album is it...

Geez man, we are asked for an experimental album, not a thesis
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2020, 12:38:37 PM »
I suppose experimental can be interpreted in many ways and of course different people will have different takes on what it means...

I suppose for example you could say if a band known for rock music starts making pop music then that is it experimenting and therefore that music is experimental.

For me personally i think of experimental in terms of music as an actual genre - as per this description:

"Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

Experimental compositional practice is defined broadly by exploratory sensibilities radically opposed to, and questioning of, institutionalized compositional, performing, and aesthetic conventions in music.
 
Elements of experimental music include indeterminate music, in which the composer introduces the elements of chance or unpredictability with regard to either the composition or its performance. Artists may also approach a hybrid of disparate styles or incorporate unorthodox and unique elements"

So in that respect i personally say u2 have no songs that fall into that genre.

Passengers of course would be the exception - but then that isn't badged as a u2 album is it...

Geez man, we are asked for an experimental album, not a thesis
That made me laugh...thanks for that!

I want to add Wire to this list...and I'm honestly not sure why...
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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2020, 12:50:55 PM »
It's your list. You could add American Soul if you wanted.

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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2020, 01:24:06 PM »
I suppose experimental can be interpreted in many ways and of course different people will have different takes on what it means...

I suppose for example you could say if a band known for rock music starts making pop music then that is it experimenting and therefore that music is experimental.

For me personally i think of experimental in terms of music as an actual genre - as per this description:

"Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.

Experimental compositional practice is defined broadly by exploratory sensibilities radically opposed to, and questioning of, institutionalized compositional, performing, and aesthetic conventions in music.
 
Elements of experimental music include indeterminate music, in which the composer introduces the elements of chance or unpredictability with regard to either the composition or its performance. Artists may also approach a hybrid of disparate styles or incorporate unorthodox and unique elements"

So in that respect i personally say u2 have no songs that fall into that genre.

Passengers of course would be the exception - but then that isn't badged as a u2 album is it...

Geez man, we are asked for an experimental album, not a thesis

An experimental post panned - ah well, I think i'll revert to MOR posts from now on to placate the audience....
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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2020, 01:55:45 PM »
Promenade
Walk to the Water
4th of July
Beach Sequence
Love Is All We Have Left
Fez-Being Born
Let's Go Native
Exit
Corpse
United Colours
Alex Descend Into Hell
The Last Night On Earth (First Night in Hell)
One Minute Warning
Slug
Neon Lights




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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2020, 02:16:22 PM »
Excellent playlist!
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Re: Make your U2 Experimental Album
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2020, 02:16:57 PM »
Not counting anything from the side-project band Passengers, i'd say most of Zooropa is their experimental album.