Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album

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Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:03:02 AM »
As per the title, who would you like to see u2 work with for the next album?

Id like to see them work with someone who would encourage them to make age appropriate music. Im not even smart enough to even begin to know the names of anyone who might be able to pull that off?
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2020, 10:06:19 AM »
Someone mentioned Beck in another thread yesterday. That would be interesting.
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020, 10:21:05 AM »
Maybe 5-10 years ago, a Nigel Godrich for example could have helped them.

I can't see anybody really making a difference now, they are so far down a certain path and i honestly believe it will get worse....I can see them really embarrassing themselves in years to come by recording songs with the pop kids. The intense need for acceptance, the desperate desire to be 'relevant' has been destroying their work for years and years now IMO - and i don't think they can help themselves or anyone can help them now.


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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020, 10:23:49 AM »
Nile Rodgers.

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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2020, 10:29:16 AM »
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2020, 10:31:46 AM »
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Now you're just setting up your mum to show up!
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2020, 10:32:35 AM »
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Now you're just setting up your mum to show up!
ah, crap...you're probably right.
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2020, 11:01:49 AM »
Nigel Godrich
Butch Vig
Beck
Dave Fridmann

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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2020, 11:31:58 AM »
Given the sheer amount of time I've spent listening to Nati Perez's work with her own Cancamusa and her band Amanitas over the last year, I'd LOVE to see U2 work with her/their production partner Synclavi. He's a young electronics-oriented producer who has lots of love for real drums and electric guitars and no problem making them loud af in his mix. I'd also love to see them bring in either or both of the Telefon Tel Aviv guys, who put out a stone-cold masterpiece of an album last autumn.

If they want something more raw and earthy, I'd say get David Rawlings or Buddy Miller to man the boards. They could both be musical foils in the way that Daniel Lanois was, too.
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2020, 01:47:29 PM »
I think the sad truth is that the people who could actually help them all gave up or probably declined : Lanois, Flood, Godrich...

Thereís not a clever producer who will commit to working with U2 for 12 to 18 months at this point in their career, when thereís so much cooler stuff they could be doing in that timeframe. Sad but true.

Hence they will keep working with younger dudes who are U2 fans but donít have the guts to give them real input.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2020, 01:49:58 PM »

No producer is going to solve U2's problems which are systemic and utterly of their own making.
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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2020, 02:14:01 PM »
Remember this is a band who called NLOTH "too esoteric"....

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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2020, 02:50:07 PM »
Remember this is a band who called NLOTH "too esoteric"....

Well it is certainly not a straightforward offering, which is probably what they meant.

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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2020, 02:53:52 PM »

No producer is going to solve U2's problems which are systemic and utterly of their own making.

They have the artistic equivalent to Dartitis.  They need to trust their creative inspiration and not second guess everything and learn to let go and release.  I can imagine Bono being an insufferably finicky person, especially during the mixing process.


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Re: Who would you like to u2 to work with on next album
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2020, 03:02:11 PM »

No producer is going to solve U2's problems which are systemic and utterly of their own making.

They have the artistic equivalent to Dartitis.  They need to trust their creative inspiration and not second guess everything and learn to let go and release.  I can imagine Bono being an insufferably finicky person, especially during the mixing process.

My gut feeling is Edge is even worse.

Bono gets most of the stick for what u2 have become, but i personally believe Edge is at least as guilty and maybe more so.