Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tune Day - PART TWO - Welcome Back U2

As far as I am concerned, U2 spent the last 10 years or so in retreat. Entitled fans bitched and moaned about Pop. They hated Zooropa, too. Nevermind that every band was doing what U2 did on each of those discs four years after U2 first did it.

Anyhow, I guess U2 wanted more cash or something so they went through the motions on All That You Can't Leave Behind. At least it was good sounding motions, bc the follow-up, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, was the most indulgent album in years and did nothing innovative.

The high-water mark, for me, since then was this song from Pop, a tremendous tune:

Gone - U2

Now, glory be, U2 is back with some real stuff. Is it Achtung Baby? No. But it is easily their best material in more than 10 years. They finally have the cojones to try out a song like this one... don't let the long intro fool you... stick with it...

FEZ-Being Born - U2

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First off......Gone=Awesome U2 song...just well done and great lyrics. That being said, I really liked the last 2 U2 cd's but there was nothing new on them. I think they earned the right to go through the motions and put out cd's like that. They have come back hard with this new cd though. I bought it today and have not stopped listening to it.