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ALBUM REVIEW

U2: All That You Can't Leave Behind 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (2CD)

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The music of U2 on All That You Can't Leave Behind is very much in keeping with the austere black and white graphics, preserved throughout the graphic design of this digipak as well as its enclosed twenty-four page booklet within. A distinct move away from the density of production experimentation on their three previous studio albums—Achtung Baby (Island, 1991), Zooropa (Island, 1993) and Pop (Island, 1997)— the sound produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois on this 2000 project is ...

LIVE REVIEW

U2 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin

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U2 Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin November 13, 2018 There is a popular adage about the value of perseverance that says it doesn't matter how many time you get knocked down but what matters is how many times you will get back. That certainly applies to the malady that hit U2 during their concert in Berlin during the second concert (01.09.2018) at the start of the last leg of their world tour Experience and Innocence in the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

U2: Songs of Experience: Deluxe Edition

Read "Songs of Experience: Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's perfectly fitting so many of the song titles on U2's Songs of Experience sound like self-help aphorisms (at worst) or quick excerpts from an individual's inner dialogue (at best). “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way" and “You're The Best Thing About Me," to name just two, are parceled over the course of a baker's dozen tracks, the sequence of which at large plays off against a search for personal identity against a newsreel of current events.

ALBUM REVIEW

U2: Songs of Experience

Read "Songs of Experience" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

By blending a dazzling array of musical influences and directions for more than 4 decades now, Irish band U2 has come to represent one of the boldest rock bands in both genre-blending style and lyrical impact. 40 years since U2 was formed, the band continues to develop and refine the template they essentially created with surprisingly positive results. Several decades forward and U2 remains the world's preeminent rock band. There is literally nobody else in rock music these days that ...

INTERVIEW

Steve Averill: U2's Joshua Tree is Still a Strong, Exciting, and Relevant Album

Read "Steve Averill: U2's Joshua Tree is Still a Strong, Exciting, and Relevant Album" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Album art has always played an important role in how certain music was received. The best album covers are often as much a part of the whole work as the music itself. They are not only a marketing tool but an extension of artistic intent as well as they create a visual representation of the music i.e. it sets the stage for what the listeners would experience. Graphic designers have been creating works of art that obviously have transcended mere ...

FILM REVIEW

U2: Innocence + Experience: Live in Paris

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U2 Innocence + Experience: Live in Paris Interscope 2016 Music's soothing powers in times of tragedy and upheaval have proven to give comfort, inspire dialogue and open people's minds. Giving succor to victims of tragedies and terrorist attacks is in a way music's noble employment. Music always provides time and space for reflection. In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015, when terrorist squads attacked various locations in ...

LIVE REVIEW

U2 The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

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U2 The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 Madison Square Garden New York, NY July 30, 2015 Eight sold out shows during a residency at Madison Square Garden is no small feat, even for a band of U2's stature. The four man band that formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1976 and has kept the same lineup for nearly 4 decades is still going strong, displaying staying power that only the formidable can accomplish.


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