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Why U2? #30 – U2’s Reactions to Criticism

A hot topic of conversation lately has been the backlash against U2 and Apple following the free release of Songs of Innocence. Of course, this is far from the first (or worst) time the band have been the focus of some negativity, and one thing that I really admire about the band is the way they handle criticism. I always...

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Stop The Fight…A New U2 Champion Has Been Declared!

U2 traditionalists, you may want to sit down and hide any sharp objects that may be close at hand. It probably would be best if you had a nice relaxing glass of red or white before continuing to read. Deep breath…exhale.  Ready? Here it goes…Songs of Innocence is U2’s greatest piece of work…EVER! Right now, I envision people spitting coffee...

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Know Your Bonoisms, Part 12 – Bono on U2 Haters

Bono knows that haters gonna hate, but he’s handling the backlash with the class that we all know he’s capable of. In one of the plethora of radio interviews this past week, it would have been great to hear him say, “Who the hell is Tyler the Creator, and what kind of name is that, anyway?” But as we all...

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Covering U2 – Why All the Hate?

This week, I wanted to “cover” one particular aspect of the last week’s events – namely, the irrational reaction that some people have had to being given a free copy of the new U2 album. You’d think that nothing would surprise me at this point, but I have to confess that I was once again disappointed in humanity when I...

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I LOVE U2 Haters!

We all have horrific character traits that lie deep within our souls that we are not proud to show to the world. Feelings that are best kept deep within, never to see the light of day.  Well my friends, today is not that day.  I cannot begin to express the joy my heart feels knowing that the way Apple/U2 released...