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Mr. N. C. P. Conway

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (16 of 22)
Location: Bristol, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,075,748 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 22
Pop ~ U2
Pop ~ U2
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Massively underated., 15 May 2005
Pop is certainly not the disaster many make it out to be. It is difficult to see where people are coming from when they label this excellent effort a letdown. The excellent discotheque and MOFO set the tone and establish the glamrock genre of the album. However, this is not a one-dimensional album. If God will send his angels and staring at the sun are beautifully crafted gems that prove the versitility of the band. The excellent gone, last night on earth and please make this excellent fare.
Could have been U2's best album, but I am not a fan of if you wear that velvet dress, the playboy mansion or Miami, and as a huge U2 fan it is a rarity for me to dislike so many songs from any one… Read more
The Best Of: 1980-1990 ~ U2
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immense, 20 April 2005
U2 are certainly in my book the best band of all time and the 80's was their finest era. The brilliance of the joshua tree, unforgettable fire and rattle and hum are wonderfully represented here. However, my only gripe with the album is the lack of material from the band's early flashpunk era. Songs like tomorrow, like a song, with a shout, drowning man, out of control, electric co. etc... deserve inclusion in my book. Any of them could certainly have replaced when love comes to town which, although incredibly interesting, is by far the worst song here. The revamped sweetest thing is excellent though I prefer the b side original.
But perhaps I am being too fussy. This is almost as good… Read more
The Joshua Tree ~ U2
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Joshua Tree is by far and away the best album ever made in the history of the world. Of course you have the hits such as where the streets have no name, Still haven't found what Im looking for and With or Without you. But there are many underrated songs which, in my opinion, should have been much bigger. Songs like Running to stand still and Red Hill mining Town are of the highest quality.
Achtung came close to beating this but it just wasn't quite there.
11/10