The '21st century u2' positivity thread.

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restofit

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The '21st century u2' positivity thread.
« on: January 21, 2021, 03:44:45 AM »
I dare you to describe even just one redeeming feature of the band this century.

It could be concerning their live performances/recordings, studio output.. anything you wish.

an tha.. you can start us off if you like!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 04:41:05 AM »
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Re: The '21st century u2' positivity thread.
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 04:54:08 AM »
The evocatively personal stories of Bono's early life permeating the better parts of SOI.

The Little Things.


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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 04:55:25 AM »
Cedars of Lebanon.


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Re: The '21st century u2' positivity thread.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 04:56:18 AM »
The recording of Moment of Surrender in one single take.

From the wiki

The song was played only once and received minor treatments afterwards, with the addition of a cello part in the introduction and some editing, which included removing a verse to reduce the song's length. Eno was outraged that U2 wanted to shorten the song, and he was adamant that the band not alter the original track too much, saying, "These fucking guys, they're supposed to be so spiritual—they don't spot a miracle when it hits them in the face. Nothing like that ever happened to me in the studio in my whole life." The band's original concept for No Line on the Horizon was to create an album of future hymns—songs that would be played forever. According to Eno and Lanois, "Moment of Surrender" is the closest the band came to reaching that concept.
First Chair. Last Call.

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Larry Lovebucket

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 05:07:27 AM »
Little Things.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 06:37:55 AM »
Love Is Bigger...with the newest video Covid version.
No spoken words, just a scream

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Re: The '21st century u2' positivity thread.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 08:37:51 AM »
The I+E tour is not my favorite incarnation of U2 but the show really stood out, after two tours that I really didn't enjoy (Vertigo and 360).

In terms of sound, there's a consistency with U2 albums from the 21st century. Except for SOI, maybe. But still... makes it easier to program a playlist.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021, 11:40:19 AM »
Magnificent

“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”
Hebrews 13:5

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Re: The '21st century u2' positivity thread.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2021, 11:49:08 AM »
All of the U2 concerts I've seen have occurred in this century.   
We Get To Carry Each Other

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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2021, 12:43:02 PM »
The Elevation tour was absolutely brilliant.
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Re: The '21st century u2' positivity thread.
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2021, 12:44:03 PM »
Seeing the band live for the first time, the stages for 360, I+E, and JT30, as well as a number of standout tracks, Moment of Surrender, Little Things, Red Flag Day, Every Breaking Wave, and City of Blinding Lights to name a few.

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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2021, 02:09:43 PM »
The Elevation tour rocked for sure. Edge was on fire, even Bono managed to keep the lecturing to a minimum, relatively speaking. I preferred it to POPMART.

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2021, 02:59:32 PM »
The Elevation tour was absolutely brilliant.
Oh but of course ! How could I omit that.

The 21st century began with U2 at their peak, as a live act (IMO).

I saw 3 Elevation shows and they remain the best I’ve seen from U2. Also the best stage design I’ve seen in an arena.
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2021, 03:03:09 PM »
The Elevation tour was absolutely brilliant.
Oh but of course ! How could I omit that.

The 21st century began with U2 at their peak, as a live act (IMO).

I saw 3 Elevation shows and they remain the best I’ve seen from U2. Also the best stage design I’ve seen in an arena.

I saw 5 shows on that tour.

New York
Paris
London Earls Court x 2
London Astoria warmup.

Oddly the Astoria show despite being in a venue approx 1,500 wasn’t as good as in the arena setting.

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