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Next stop - Sun City?,
This review is from: U218 Singles (Audio CD)
Don't get me wrong - all of these tracks are fantastic. each deserves 5 stars. However....
I have been a fan for years and have seen them in concert many times. Each new Album - I get my hard earned cash out and donate to the U2 coffers. Happily. Historically the study albums have all been great. You know what, I even liked bits of Pop. But this is an embarassment. After 2 'Greatest Hits' albums - to come out with ANOTHER stripped down version of the first 2, smacks of creative stagnation. Sure - the album has 2 new tracks on it. But one of the tracks is a cover. Which you did with Green Day. Presumeably so that you continue to look 'hip'. This is the most unworthy piece of marketing trash to date and is clearly targetted at the yummy mummy end of the market who buy one CD a year for dinner parties. Come on guys - no more sponsoring iPods and undermining your principles. Do one more worthy album for the fans, and then if you must, retire to Dalkey. You're not short of cash. Think of your legacy.
Still love you guys - but this is a cynical. And you know what's really sad. I'll probably buy it anyway for the 2 new singles and then spend months feeling robbed for paying £6 a track for the new stuff.