U2 gives away new album for free, click here to get it

BlankinLoud

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Meh! to U2.

Meh! to iTunes.

I do appreciate nauc's community spirit though. Thanks for taking the time to post this man. :thumb:
 

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I saw them once in the very early days, it was a good show but I did not follow them.

And No to itunes.

 

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I saw them once in the very early days, it was a good show but I did not follow them.

And No to itunes.

I really liked the first album. I turned down running spotlight at the Agora in Atlanta on their first tour...for penny beer night at Green's!
 

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The Edge hasnt actually had a guitar sound like a guitar since, well, ever.
You say that like it's a bad thing




I like early u2, War through Achtung Baby. Buncha good tunes. Is Bono an insufferable ass? Yeah, but everybody is. If I couldn't separate the art from the artist, I prolly wouldn't like much, if any, art


Oh, and Edge is the business

That being said, I have no interest in this new album, but good looking out anyway:thumb:
 

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Thanks for the head's up ! Downloaded the album last night and listened to most of it on the way to work this morning. I really like it ( I am a fan and have enjoyed all of their albums except for the last one ). Still can't believe they released it for free.

Nick
 

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U2 is one of those, "can't separate the artist from the music" bands for me.

..I just think of Bono in a Superman cape wearing those ridiculous giant sunglasses and can't take it seriously. :laugh2:
's OK Mak...Bono probably doesn't take you seriously either....
 

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Spare me. Just because you like them doesn't mean that everyone else has to.
So why take a dump in a thread about U2 when you don't like them or the music?

I'll give it a listen - the last album was a step forward from the two awful albums before it but to me their best years are behind them.
 

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I saw them at the Tokyo Dome, the very last Zoo TV Tour show. PIL opened for them. I'd put it in the top 5 concerts I've ever been to.

That being said, they haven't done much in the last what, 10 years?

Politics aside, I know The Edge's "minimalist" guitar playing won't win any kudos from "shredmeisters" here but I've enjoyed the band quite a lot since "The Unforgettable Fire" days.
 

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He's always going on about what everyone else should think and do and donate to and give up, but never him. He's a limousine liberal, a celebutard, a global village idiot, a tall poppy, a champagne socialist, a hypocrite.
i want to be a champagne socialist!
tell me how?:wave:
 

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Bono has supported these charities . Have to tip my hat to him.
ALAFA
Amnesty International
Charity Projects Entertainment Fund
Chernobyl Children International
Clinton Global Initiative
DATA
EDUN
Every Mother Counts
Food Bank For New York City
Global Fund
Greenpeace
Keep A Child Alive
Live 8
Make Poverty History
Mencap
Millennium Promise
Millennium VillagesMulago Positive Women’s Network
MusiCares
Music Generation
NAACP
Not On Our Watch
ONE Campaign
Oxfam
(RED)
Red Cross
Simon Community
The Lunchbox Fund
UNICEF
UN Millennium Project
War Child
Water.org
Wildlife Conservation Society
Witness
Zero Hunger
 

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Hey props to U2. The record business is dead. Nobody is buying music today and there is no money to be made doing it. Back in the day, the model was to make a record then tour. The tour was meant to break even (cheap tickets), but the resulting album sales made the bands money. With the advent of file sharing, the model has changed. The music is now free, hopefully drawing fans to pay ridiculous prices for concert tickets. I just saw Tom Petty and his new album was supplied free with every ticket sold.

Its a new era and bands are testing the waters to see what works best.
 

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Listened to the whole album last night and this morning. A couple of the tracks stuck with me. Worth more than I paid for it. :thumb:

Nothing IMO compares to their "War" album, which I thought was groundbreaking when it was released -- much to the dismay of my bandmates back in the day! :laugh2:

Still can't believe they released it for free.
Apple released it for free. U2/UMG still got paid:

But releasing the album free to iTunes subscribers does not mean the band has given the album away. “We were paid,” Bono tells TIME. “I don’t believe in free music. Music is a sacrament.”
Apple gets the iTunes exclusive for five weeks and apparently will also be using the "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" song in upcoming Phone 6 promos.
 

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Bono has supported these charities . Have to tip my hat to him.
ALAFA
Amnesty International
Charity Projects Entertainment Fund
Chernobyl Children International
Clinton Global Initiative
DATA
EDUN
Every Mother Counts
Food Bank For New York City
Global Fund
Greenpeace
Keep A Child Alive
Live 8
Make Poverty History
Mencap
Millennium Promise
Millennium VillagesMulago Positive Women’s Network
MusiCares
Music Generation
NAACP
Not On Our Watch
ONE Campaign
Oxfam
(RED)
Red Cross
Simon Community
The Lunchbox Fund
UNICEF
UN Millennium Project
War Child
Water.org
Wildlife Conservation Society
Witness
Zero Hunger
Exactly. Whenever the philantropic work of some high profile artist/person is made fun of, the best response is "so what did you do today then?"
 

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Exactly. Whenever the philantropic work of some high profile artist/person is made fun of, the best response is "so what did you do today then?"

well i'll take that with a grain of salt.
i've actually done a lot of work for various charities over many years.
and it didn't just involve signing a cheque. although i have made cash donations too. but getting your hands dirty and involved is a whole different ballgame.

Captain Obvious would point out mr bono is a zillionaire rockstar who has the luxury of spending his spare time and money on whatever cause suits him.
for us ordinary folk, finding time to look after our neighbors and others has to come after we make sure there is food on the table and a roof overhead for ourselves and our families.
no knock against bono. its great he chooses to feed others or support some cause rather than b uy another airplane, yacht or private island.
but it is kinda apples and oranges.
 


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