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Bono Unhappy With His Album Sales
Ben Hewitt , October 26th, 2009 07:16

U2 singer admits the band "didn't pull of the pop songs"

Bono has admitted that he is disappointed with the poor sales of the latest U2 album No Line On The Horizon.

Although the record has shifted a million copies, it's U2's lowest selling LP of the last decade, while the singles 'Get On Your Boots' and 'I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight' only charting at 12 and 32 respectively.

In an interview with spinnermusic.co.uk, Bono confessed that the band hadn't "pulled off the pop songs".

He said: "We weren't really in that mindset and we felt that the album was a kind of an almost extinct species, and we should approach it in totality and create a mood and a feeling, and a beginning, middle and an end.

"And I suppose we've made a work that is a bit challenging for people who have grown up on a diet of pop stars."

U2? Too challenging for people? That must be it.

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