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
'All That You Can't Leave Behind' is a thrilling comeback for U2. They are still high-tech, but they reinvent their sound more modestly in a manner that brings back the passion of earlier classics. The quality of the lyrics and the variety of musical endeavors, make this album a classic. Lifting themselves and their listeners up from the despair and high-tech experimentation of 'Pop' and 'Zooropa,' U2 connect with some loving inspiration that is both divine and human. "A … 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
The recent U2 CD, All That You Can't Leave Behind is both consistent and mature from start to finish. Yes, Beautiful Day is an energetic single but there are so many other captivating tunes on this fine collection.My personal faorite is the gospel flavored Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of. Beautiful vocals and organ accompanyment. Walk On and In A Little While have compelling hooks and New York and Peace On Earth have pleasing rhythms and good messages in the words.Other U2 recordings have … more
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