If U2 didn't exist..

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If U2 didn't exist..
« on: July 20, 2020, 04:48:15 AM »
-who would be your favourite band/artist instead?

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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2020, 05:56:43 AM »
I've been a fan of The Smiths/Morrissey for decades but the last 3 albums aren't very good (not to mention his recent public statements). Johnny Marr is more consistent, though, and a true gentleman.

I've been obsessed with Björk and PJ Harvey at times, but for the last 15 years, I've found their albums half great, half not so great.

The 2 bands I've been following the most lately and whose discographies are almost spotless are : Radiohead and The National. But they weren't there in the mid 80's.

The truth is that I don't think there's any other band/artist that I could have picked up as a teen and still follow today. U2 are quite unique. At least for me.
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2020, 08:51:59 AM »
U2 have never been my standalone "favorite band." There's always been at least one other current (at the time) band sharing that spotlight, so I wouldn't have missed their musical presence if they'd never been. Right now, my fave bands are Nightwish and Amanitas, so that answers that question.

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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2020, 09:55:15 AM »
I guess it would be James (the band). But nowadays, i have many other music acts that float my boat. Way more than ever before.
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2020, 10:33:33 AM »
The question presupposes that U2 is everyone's favorite.

Regardless of U2's existence, the greatest band to ever hit a stage is Led Zeppelin.

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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2020, 12:33:02 PM »
The question presupposes that U2 is everyone's favorite.

Regardless of U2's existence, the greatest band to ever hit a stage is Led Zeppelin.
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2020, 12:37:03 PM »
Oasis would be my number one.  I listen to the Liam and Noel solo music much more than I do anything by u2 from No Line to the present.

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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 12:41:13 PM »
Oasis would be my number one.  I listen to the Liam and Noel solo music much more than I do anything by u2 from No Line to the present.
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 12:44:26 PM »
My favorite artist would be Radiohead. 
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2020, 02:13:43 PM »
If U2 never existed, I think Bruce Springsteen would have been the main artist that I would have followed religiously over the past 40 years.

In reality, during the past 20 years, with U2’s output being mostly meh, I’ve had a fling with Coldplay and also a « complicated » relationship with Arcade Fire.

Currently in a good spot with the War on Drugs, eagerly awaiting what they’ll release next.
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2020, 02:31:53 PM »
Hard question. Probably The Stones, Led Zepp or Aerosmiths. Of course Coldplay. From 80´s Depeche Mode, Duran Duran.
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Re: If U2 didn't exist..
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2020, 03:03:11 PM »
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