Are U2 a singles or albums band?

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Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« on: June 09, 2023, 12:52:59 PM »
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2023, 01:17:30 PM »
Iíd say 60/40 an albums band, but they do love a hit single on the radio.

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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2023, 01:34:40 PM »
Iíd say 60/40 an albums band, but they do love a hit single on the radio.

They do. And no hit single, no album sales. Ergo, U2 are unquestionably a singles band.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2023, 01:50:44 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2023, 01:54:26 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2023, 01:55:17 PM »
Ergo, U2 are unquestionably, and unequivocally, a singles band.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2023, 01:56:18 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2023, 02:32:29 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.

No WOWY, no sales. Simples.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2023, 02:40:59 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.
That is true of about every act in the world. Everybody wants to hear the hits in a concert. So it doesnít mean anything.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2023, 02:43:02 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.

No WOWY, no sales. Simples.
If TJT sales had just been tracted by WOWY the sales would have dropped quickly. They didnít.
A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2023, 02:45:36 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.
That is true of about every act in the world. Everybody wants to hear the hits in a concert. So it doesnít mean anything.

I disagree.

It means everything
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2023, 02:45:50 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.

No WOWY, no sales. Simples.
If TJT sales had just been tracted by WOWY the sales would have dropped quickly. They didnít.

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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2023, 02:47:05 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.

No WOWY, no sales. Simples.
If TJT sales had just been tracted by WOWY the sales would have dropped quickly. They didnít.

Yes but WOWY was the catalyst for the JT. No strong lead single, no album sales.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2023, 02:55:41 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.

No WOWY, no sales. Simples.
If TJT sales had just been tracted by WOWY the sales would have dropped quickly. They didnít.

Yes but WOWY was the catalyst for the JT. No strong lead single, no album sales.

By your twisted logic, Radiohead are also a singles band.

Paranoid Android, Karma Police and No Surprises were singles that drove the sales of OK Computer.

No Android, no album sales.
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Re: Are U2 a singles or albums band?
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2023, 03:00:30 PM »
U2 are an album band who wish they were a singles band.

But, without their hit singles, there would be no U2. Thatís not an exaggeration, either. U2 are best loved for their hit singles and their hit singles are the focus of their live shows.

The sales figures for The Joshua Tree would like to have a word with you.

No WOWY, no sales. Simples.
If TJT sales had just been tracted by WOWY the sales would have dropped quickly. They didnít.

Yes but WOWY was the catalyst for the JT. No strong lead single, no album sales.

By your twisted logic, Radiohead are also a singles band.

Paranoid Android, Karma Police and No Surprises were singles that drove the sales of OK Computer.

No Android, no album sales.

Did I say Radiohead werenít a singles band? They exploited singles the same way U2 did. Until they got established. Difference being, when U2 stopped having big singles their albums were awful. Radiohead, on the other hand, went from strength to strength.
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