Originally posted by mattfromcanada:[..]
There will be people who have already decided they don't like it without a first glance / read. I truly honestly believe if a lot of the harsh critics (I really don't like the word haters, it seems juvenile) would approach a U2 album, or even better a U2 concert with a legitimate open mind, they would be blown away!
I took a casual fan friend to the JT17 tour. The first 8 songs were SBS, NYD, Bad, Pride, Streets, ISHF, WOWY, and BTBS. I thought his head was gonna explode because of that barrage of awesome hits one after the other. But the RTSS - MOTD run kind of lost him. But then he came back around during the encore. His impression was that it was a great show but it kind of lulled in the middle. Whereas I was most excited for those JT deep cuts!