I am not ashamed to admit that I have been a U2 fan over the years. The band has been chugging out quality rock since 1980.
The music and production on this CD is exactly what you would expect it to be, awesome as always. The Edge plays with this perfect guitar tone that is easily recognizable as U2 as soon as you hear it.
With that being said, I don’t think this is U2’s best effort. I wasn’t overly impressed with their first single, “Get On Your Boots”. The have done a lot better stuff that this. To me, this feels like a leftover track, from one of their past releases. As a whole, it seems that there are more filler tunes than hit worthy cuts on this disc.
There are however some stand out tracks. “Stand Up Comedy” has a Zeppelinish guitar riff, and is one of the more rocking cuts on the record. “Breathe” out to be the second single off of the record. This song screams hit, and probably will be before it is all said and done.
After a few more passes, this CD may grow on me more. Overall, I feel that this is a good but not great album from U2.
1. No Line On The Horizon
3. Moment Of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. FEZ-Being Born
9. White As Snow
11. Cedars Of Lebanon
Bono – Vocals and Guitar
The Edge – Guitars and Piano
Adam Clayton – Bass
Larry Mullen Jr. – Drums & Percussion