U2 No Line on the Horizon
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Douchebag
August 11th 2009


3626 Comments


I basically just meant that I didn't hear any of these tracks on the radio, nor saw it everywhere on tv like say, the release of their last album. no need to get all qsycho on me.

shindip
August 11th 2009


3536 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol i saw ads for this all over tv and 'Get On Your Boots' was all over the radio.

Waior
August 11th 2009


11630 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Also from Wikipedia, on 'Get On Your Boots': "However, it underperformed in comparison with earlier lead singles from U2’s studio albums, peaking at #12 in the UK Singles Chart and making it the first lead traditional format single by the band prior to its parent album release to fail to reach #1 since "With or Without You" in 1987,[29] the first lead single to miss the Top 10 since "Gloria" in 1981,[30] and the worst debut for a U2 single since "If God Will Send His Angels" in 1997.[31] It also broke a string of 14 consecutive UK Top 5 singles for U2. On its second week, the single dropped to #20 on the UK Singles Chart, then #30 before leaving the chart; it remained in the UK Top 100 only for 5 weeks."

shindip
August 11th 2009


3536 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ya, the singles here are terrible.

AtavanHalen
August 11th 2009


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Boots was a poor choice as lead single.

Should have been Magnificent.

shindip
August 11th 2009


3536 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Have u seen the blackberry ads with the u2 song. those piss me off to no end

AtavanHalen
August 11th 2009


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I haven't. I barely know what a Blackberry is or does.

RobotFrank
August 11th 2009


344 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

I don't think it's that close to Subterranean Homesick Blues (Get On Your Boots), but the similarities are there. It is blatant "Pump It Up"/"Wild Wild West".



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_on_Your_Boots

mvdu
August 12th 2009


722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Not the best U2 album, but a good one. Just takes a few listens to sink in.

neonSource
August 15th 2009


25 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

Every recent U2 album has just been a half-hearted afterthought. An excuse to turn up their commercial marketing machine. They haven't written a decent song since the 80's, they might as well give up the music and just stick to advertising themselves.

AtavanHalen
August 16th 2009


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I disagree.

fireaboveicebelow
August 16th 2009


6832 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

and?

Knott-
Emeritus
August 16th 2009


10198 Comments


They haven't written a decent song since the 80's

Well that's wrong but this album is basically not very good.

I mean, it's hardly awful, but yo, it's got nothing special in it.

Scatterbrain
September 2nd 2009


62 Comments


unknown caller is pretty special by any standards imo. such a shame they never managed to get back into whatever they were doing at that point later on in the album, cos it's an astounding christian anthem.

they did most of this album live when I saw them, and it turns into something very different. but I guess that's U2 for you.

shindip
September 2nd 2009


3536 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

musically, this is also boring as hell

CelestialDust
September 20th 2009


3159 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I love U2, just got into them. I've stayed clear of this release though.


I think it's worth a listen, i enjoy it



magnificent is brilliant, moment of surrender is slow paced but certainly not anything aweful, unknown caller is awesome as mentioned



the remix of no line on the horizon the song i think is better, and i think the song breathe had so much potential but they turned it into something generic as hell

AtavanHalen
September 20th 2009


17920 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Justice's remix of Boots was pretty interesting.

invisibleinkweb
December 27th 2009


6 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Once again, U2 have released a turgid, boring, consistently average album and then complain about how internet piracy is damaging record sales.



NO, your lack of any invention is damaging your record sales.



It's not a bad album, you can listen to it and then, at the end, not remember a single song. That's about the worst thing you can say about an album I think. It doesn't offend but I almost wish it would - at least that's a reaction.



U2 have released some of the most uninspiring, insipid and utterly pointless albums lately, I think they need to call it a day, they're living on reputation.

Douchebag
December 28th 2009


3626 Comments


ZOMG DELAY PEDAL!!!

CelestialDust
December 28th 2009


3159 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

album is still excellent



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