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How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

9 Ratings: 3.4
An album by U2

This edition of HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB includes a bonus DVD that features a documentary film and live performances. U2: Bono (vocals); The Edge (guitar); Adam Clayton (bass guitar); Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion). Much in the manner of … see full wiki

8 reviews about How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
review by . February 21, 2009
Their would-be comeback mixed the scope of their Eighties work with fragments of their Nineties experiments to breathtaking results; its would-be successor arrived courtesy of Steve Lillywhite, their original producer, and took them "back to basics." The songs themselves are linked by themes of love, peace, war, harmony, and death, themes which need the majestic grandiosity of U2 records like "The Joshua Tree" to be fully expressed. By returning to a raw--U2's version of raw, anyway--sound, similar …
review by . August 25, 2006
Besides Bono, how many people or fans even know who U2 are?    Allow me to explain, I would first like to start this review by asking if all the "real" U2 fans please make your presence known. I am not sure what happened over the past six or seven years, but all of a sudden we have "tons" and "tons" of U2 fans! Are these all-new fans? Or perhaps they are the fickle fans that dropped off the map for nine years! "Come on, you don't have to be shy about it". These are the same fans …
review by . May 04, 2006
U2 is one of the best bands in rock history because they are so passionate. 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb' is characteristic of what they can achieve when they channel their passion well. This C.D. may become known as the pinnacle achievement of their later works. It is consistent throughout, and, like 'All That You Can't Leave Behind,' they skillfully master their new evolutions of sound. Still, it isn't as good as 'Achtung Baby' or 'The Joshua Tree,' but it so cohesive musically, that in some …
review by . March 16, 2005
posted in Music Matters
Pros: U2 has finally come home     Cons: I'm going to temporarily forget this category exists     The Bottom Line: I've been blessed - I've never given a CD less than five stars. I pick good music!     Listen. Just listen. Just for one go-round, listen. I promise it won’t take long - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb clocks in just under 50 minutes. I request this of you because you’re probably thinking the same thing I was: U2 had …
review by . February 08, 2005
posted in Music Matters
I preface this review by saying that I have not been a fan of U2 for very long. I've heard their songs on and off all my life, but it wasn't until I started paying attention to the lyrics of some of their songs from ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND that I became interested in the band. Since that time I've researched the band fairly well and have come to appreciate their music.     There are many who claim that HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB is a throw-back to U2's roots. Musically, …
review by . January 23, 2005
How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is a real bringdown for U2. Their previous CD, All That You Can't Leave Behind was a career highlight. Almost every song on that CD had a memorable melody. On How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, the melodies are few and far between.    At the least the CD starts out strong with the high energy single Vertigo. Origin of the Species, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, and One Step Closer are the best of the rest as on the fourth listen their melodies …
review by . November 30, 2004
posted in Music Matters
I've been a U2 fan since my early teens. Some of my fondest High School memories from the mid-80's involve watching MTV in science class--and seeing videos like "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" and "All Is White On New Year's Day". (I know, we should have been learning science...)    I enjoy how U2 has evolved as a band, although my favorite era *was* the mid-80's.    This CD changed all that.    If it wasn't for Vertigo playing on commercials, …
review by . November 23, 2004
Irish rock vets U2 have released another fine album. This album has influences from multiple stages of U2's career, and highlights include tracks like Miracle Drug, Yahweh, Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own, City of Blinding Lights, and Original of the Species. Bono's voice is a bit worn but his lyrics remain in top form along with Edge's guitar work. Modern rock music often lacks the tuneful artistry found in U2's albums, so this album is likely to be well-received, even though it doesn't …
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How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Interscope Records (USA)
Artist: U2
Release Date: November 23, 2004

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