The foursome come roaring out of the blocks with their latest collection. The album's first single, "Beautiful Day," raced to the No. 1 slot on the U.K. singles charts and received a similar rapturous reception stateside. From its shimmering … see full wiki
Save for "Achtung Baby," the Nineties weren't too kind to Bono and the boys. "Zooropa" was too trippy for those accustomed to their Earth-grounded, ground-shaking, shaky-hearted anthems of the Eighties, and "Pop" was misdirected and self-indulgent. So "All That You Can't Leave Behind" sounds like a sort of homecoming, retaining minute elements of their Nineties work and bringing back the fundamental style of their Eighties records. But whereas their Nineties efforts were music about soul and their … more
In this release from Irish rock superstars U2, Bono's voice is not what it once was, but U2's musical textures and Bono's songwriting skills have not been left behind. The popular single Beautiful Day starts the album, and other tuneful tracks include In A Little While, Walk On, & Stuck In A Moment. The album is oddly prescient of the September 11 events of 2001, and Bono has tunes such as New York, New York, Peace On Earth, & When I Look At The World. While much popular music is formulaic and insipid, … more
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