Originally posted by fragueboy:U2 should be very scared about the success and criticial acclaim of this album, this album has thrust Coldplay back into the limelight and re-gained them the respect of critics again,
It goes to show that U2 need to move their sound forward and challenge their listeners if they want the re-gain respect of critics. U2 should take close note of this and should aim to follow the example that Coldplay have shown.
Originally posted by podiumboy:U2 definitely changed over the years to keep people's interest. That's why they hired Brian Eno in 1984. That's why they made Achtung Baby. That's why they made ATYCLB.
I am loving this new Coldplay album. I can't stop watching/listening to the Jordan performance. The music, combined with the Middle Eastern imagery, really takes me on a "musical journey", and makes me feels all kinds of things I've never felt before. After AHFOD, this is so refreshing.
Originally posted by Cgmorgan1986:Why should U2 be scared? They’re happy doing what they’ve been doing. I’m pretty sure they don’t sit there and go “shit man, Coldplay just released this awesome album. We need to up our game.” I’m not like the other “fans” that come on here and bash every new U2 album or song because it’s not what we expected it to be. It’s exactly what they expected it to be. Sorry, I didn’t mean to go on a rant here. It’s just irritating joining a website for U2 fans and see others who have apparently been long time U2 fans going “oh well, this song isn’t like Sunday Bloody Sunday or where the streets have no name so I’m not going to bother with it. They should go back to what they started playing. I’ve been a fan for 20 years now, of Coldplay and U2. They’re both very different bands with different approaches to their music and I love that.