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This CD is a mixed bag of good and bad songs

  • Mar 5, 2009
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This new album by U2 has some good songs and some bad ones. My favorite track is the beautiful track "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight". This song is a reminder that everyone needs to cut loose to stay sane in the world today. My other favorite song is "Get On Your Boots". This song pumps me up and really rocks. "Magnificent" is a love song with a good beat. The Edge does a superb job playing the guitar as usual. The title track is very engaging and upbeat. Bono's vocals are very strong here. "Breathe" is a good rock song about trying to survive in a crazy world. "Moment Of Surrender" is a pretty song with a romantic sounding quality. This disc has some weak tracks. "Cedars of Lebanon" is a boring song. It is rather slow and brooding. I also did not care for the tracks "Stand Up Comedy" or "White As Snow". "White As Snow" is a song that creates a pretty image of snow, but it just didn't move me lyrically. "Fez Being Born" is an unusual song. I think there is just about a minute and half of lyrics in this five minute song. I didn't like this track. I am on the fence with this CD. It has some good and some bad songs.

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No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009. The band’s 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite. The album will be available in 5 different packages.

This version is the standard album CD in a plastic jewel case w /24 page color booklet.
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Label: Interscope Records
Artist: U2
Genre: Pop
Release Date: March 3, 2009
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