Re: Which Artists have made the biggest fall from graceApril 28 2012 at 1:35 PM
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Response to Re: Which Artists have made the biggest fall from grace
I actually think that U2's 90's period is...
[said in whispering tone]
...better than anything they did in the 80's. Even when they played the 80's songs on the ZooTV/Zooropa & PopMart Tours, they sound better
but I will agree with you - after that point, it was all down hill
At least with ATYCLB, the songs sounded good live - but total crap on the album... which is absolutely the producer's fault (Brian Eno - yea, I actually said a negative thing about Brian Eno)... where Bono's voice is insanely too high in the mix, and who ever likes to hear the breathing sounds of the lead singer of any band (I mean like, you can hear when Bono inhales before singing almost any/every line)
(although I will give you "Beautiful Day" was a 'good single')
but again - at least that tour sounded good
...then those god-awful re-recordings of past songs for the 'best of'
...then "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" - which again, I'll give you - had a decent single, and the music to "Love and Peace or Else" (or whatever that song was called) sounded good... but def had crap lyrics
then their last one... UGH... that's all I'll say - UGH
I just wish I had given Bono my card when we met and talked about music (it's a long story, which I think I posted up here once before, but stupidly forgot to save the text) - I actually defended the 'flaws' in Pop (like the not-so-great mastering, and how unpolished it sounds b/c it adds more 'humanity' to the 'mostly electronic' album)
...but as far as biggest fall?
They seem to overtly try to fail every few years, totally destroying any forward momentum they have:
releasing the "Thank You" album something like two year after "the Wedding Album"
signing onto that Disney-Owned record label for "Pop Trash"
pretty much the existence of "Red Carpet Massacre"
and so on...