Home Forums Music U2, SONGS OF INNOCENCE (Free on iTunes)

U2, SONGS OF INNOCENCE (Free on iTunes)

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 17 total)
Created
6 years ago
Last Reply
6 years ago
16
replies
2500
views
13
users
Atypical
2
st_jimmy
2
mikeboy898
1
  • Profile picture
    st_jimmy
    Joined:
    Sep 26th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401818

    U2 just dropped their new album, as announced at the Apple event today. It’s free until mid-October on iTunes!

    Reply
    Profile picture
    mikeboy898
    Joined:
    Feb 3rd, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401820

    More news on the release from Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/u2-surprise-album-songs-of-innocence-apple-itunes-free-20140909

    New AOTY contender, anyone? 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    KaRol
    Joined:
    Oct 1st, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401821

    do we know its vinyl release date? it can make it eligible…

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    james14
    Joined:
    Oct 26th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401822

    All signs point to a complete October 2014 release date.  The album is just essentially being given away / streaming for free until then.  If the album hasn’t been physically released or even sold copies during September 2014, I doubt it’ll be eligible.  Maybe U2 will try a very limited pre-release sale before the date to qualify, but I don’t see how this iTunes event can qualify if the album doesn’t have a release external to this before the cutoff date.

    My gut is that they push the U2 album to next year. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Atypical
    Joined:
    Dec 1st, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401823

    WOW! Off to iTunes to see what the deal is with all of this.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    bickenback
    Joined:
    Jul 28th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401824

    Album was alright.

    That Jay-Z and Beyonce influence on the release, though.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    nevermore
    Joined:
    Dec 8th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401825

    According to Billboard, it’s not eligible for 2015. But, it’s really good, though.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6244166/u2-songs-of-innocence-excluded-from-next-grammys

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    st_jimmy
    Joined:
    Sep 26th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401826

    If it was eligible this year, they would be adding a few more to their mantle. I love the The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone). Probably my favorite thing they have done since “Beautiful Day.” Had it been eligible this year I would have it out in front for Rock performance and song and I don’t think ROTY or SOTY would be out of the question (for a nomination, not win) considering how weak this year is.  Even though U2 is now a veteran band, this song is commercial for rock/alt radio. 

    Not sure how I feel overall about the album yet–I want to give it a few more listens.  

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Tye-Grr
    Joined:
    Nov 5th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401827

    Upon first listen, highlights for me are “Every Breaking Wave”, “Raised By Wolves”, “Volcano”, “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)”, “Song For Someone”, and “Cedarwood Road”. Overall, I’m really digging this album. Better than ‘No Line On The Horizon’ and their AotY winning ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’. Also, closing track “The Troubles” features Lykke Li on the chorus (it’s a lovely touch).

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401828
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    DominicCobb
    Joined:
    Nov 12th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401829

    U2’s my favorite band so it’s a bit of an understatement to say I was pleasantly surprised by this development. I’ve listened to the album a couple times through now and am really liking it. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401830
    This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
    Profile picture
    SkyLight
    Joined:
    Nov 3rd, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401831

    I don’t know, I find the new album a bit bland. 

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Steezy
    Joined:
    Jan 25th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #401832

    This stunt is really backfiring for them. The album is getting mixed reviews, articles are ridiculing them, and people aren’t really happy that the album is sitting in their iTunes without permission.

    I doubt this gets much Grammy play next year.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    GraemeONeil
    Joined:
    Jul 16th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 17 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Paul Sh... - Sep 30, 2020
Music
Ojodiam... - Sep 28, 2020
Music
Daniel ... - Sep 28, 2020
Music