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Does U2 Still Matter?

U2

U2

A couple months ago the band U2 came to Toronto and were going on about their slide into irrelevance. Bono talked about it happening, but we were wondering if it was mathematically true. So Aaron went and polled 50 of his music industry acquaintances and asked them, “Are U2 still musically relevant?” And if they answered no, then he asked them what album it was that made them decide to no longer follow.

The results of said poll can be read, complete with a vibrant series of arguments in the comments section, over at Maclean’s by clicking here.

In the meantime, Aaron would like to thank the following people:

Eric Alper
Amanda Ash
Dave Azzolini
Jon Bartlett
Simon Becker-Sadava
Richard Beland
Stuart Berman
Dave Bidini
Matt Blair
Tim Bolen
Linda Bush
Jessica Capobianco
Joel Carriere
Elizabeth Chorney-Booth
Liam Cormier
Jonathan Dekel
Mary Dickie
PJ Dunphy
Ed The Sock
Phil Gohier
Tommy Gough
Rob Higgins
Dylan Hudecki
Joanne Huffa
Luke Jackson
Danko Jones
Paul Kehayas
Ken Kelley
Phil Klygo
Sarah Kurchak
Grant Lawrence
Chris Levoir
Noah Love
Erik Missio
Muneshine
Brent Oliver
Joshua Ostroff
Adrian Popovich
Sean K. Robb
Chris Rolfe
George Stroumboulopoulos
Barry Taylor
James Tennant
Trevor Tuminski
Arnold Van Lambalgen
Andrew Vincent
Darryl Webster
Natalia Yanchak
Jen Zoratti

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