Top charts. New releases. Do Re Mi October 1, Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free. Reviews Review Policy. Flag as inappropriate. Nothing Kanye has ever said tops "Mac the Mouth" and U2 has never made an album as good as those first four Echo and the Bunnymen records.
This was indeed a high point for U2, but I didn't fully appreciate it and some of their earlier work until I saw them at a stadium during the Zoo TV tour. It was an amazing multimedia show-the band with pristine sound accompanied by hundreds thousands? All I could do was open my eyes and ears wide and try to take it all in. A truly memorable experience that I have never seen matched by any concert since. It's fun to bash pre-Achtung U2, but doing so betrays a willingness to judge bands by their biggest hits.
So it is with U2. The big hits can wear on your nerves, but if you can give Running to Stand Still or Red Hill Mining Town an honest listen and not find something good to say, I don't think you're acting in good faith. I'm only hoping to prevent readers unfamiliar with U2's earlier work from reading your review and deciding the early stuff isn't worth a go. There's a lot of crap in U2's early catalog - but the rare good finds are simply too good and too important to miss.
You mean constantly making grandiose statements in every review he posts? Most of which are nothing more than personal opinion based on very little experience? What can you expect though from a 12 year old? Friend, the staff roster around here is not for me to decide. He's got a a much cooler job than I did at 14, I can tell you that. Take issue with him if you wish, but there's no need for you to clarify what I meant.
I wrote what I meant. I don't know of Mr. Lui outside of this site, but Mr. Fremer earned my respect and confidence a long time ago. If he thinks Mr. Lui deserves a column, I'm willing to be patient and see if he just might be right.
For different generations of U2 fans the high water mark was the album that first engaged them. There is, actually very little crap in U2 catalogue - anywhere - all of their albums even Pop are worth a spin. We don't disagree, other than my contention that most of U2's albums contain at least one song that doesn't live up to their greatest work. If so I apologize. I am a fan of U2 - along with other imperfect artists is there any other kind?
But the "it sold millions of copies" thing is weak. Britney Spears sold over 25 million copies of Baby One More Time. Are you going to tell me it's a masterpiece of anything other than marketing? War - 5 stars and their first UK No. Most of the other new wave bands of the era would still be touring on the basis of that album alone! Such a callow "celebrity style" critique of the person, such a put down of an individual's supposed views is but to continue the narrow, false myth of their popular tabloid persona.
Still, by omission to simply ignore all the good that has been done by the person or people in mind is limited, unbalanced and begs some redress be offered for consideration. To add some context and balance on who Bono and his ego are, based on his words and actions, please briefly note that both solo and as part of U2, he is one of the few in the most successful ranks of the entertainment industry who still chooses to charitably act.
He clearly does a lot to help many, many others, and has consistently done this over many, many years. He not be a saint but again, he has clearly helped many others around the world at his personal expense of time, reputation, money and more. All of that is surely not just for his ego as mentioned, though ego probably plays its part. Isn't all art ego I hear some say Again, Bono is not a saint but then who of the human condition is?
So, if the main aim was to write narrow opinion, without some support or context to get readers' reactions and clicks as numerical measure of good opinion writing then so be it. This is done a lot but alas it is not actually good opinion writing that can add value to a community's knowledge and discussions. It is in all candor more the opposite and hopefully this will taken as encouragement to do better writing, rather than being perceived as an truly unintended blow to one's ego.
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