U2 SUCKS | 11/16/05
tchris, I'm sorry but Bono is awful. Let me tell you why I hate U2. It's not that I think they suck (although I do). It's that they're considered Gods of Rock. But they don't rock. Frankly, they're not talented enough to rock. They're like the Beatles (great songwriting, limited instrumental skills) without the great songwriting. The Edge is laughable. To be a God of Rock you have to rip it. Jimmy Page rips it. Eric Clapton rips it. Hendrix rips it. They are Gods of Rock. They make you say, "Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints". To give them an ounce of credit, they don't sound like anyone else. But they're not Rock. There is no blues influence; at all. The bass lines are stagnant at best and I'm sorry but adding a 9th to a chord is far from Rock Godliness.
I used to hate Weezer. But as I listened to them more I realized that they were innovating a stale sound. And over time I learned to appreciate them within their style. They never would be considered Gods of Rock but they're cool being the Gods of Emo. And that's fine. If U2 didn't consider themselves Rock I'd hate them a whole helluva lot less. Bono also smells like urine. Because he drinks it. With sunglasses on.