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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK 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 ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2017

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When you think of all of the music that comes your way in a single year's time, all attempts to compile an all-encompassing or comprehensive list seems to be difficult attempt. 2017 was a year full of work, travels, books, writing, achievements and plenty of music and new people. The list here presents some of the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK 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 ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

PunktFestival 2017

Read "PunktFestival 2017" reviewed by Luca Vitali

Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norvegia
Varie sedi
31.8-2.9.2017

Come sempre Punkt è un festival fuori dall'ordinario e all'insegna dell'imprevisto e dell'imprevedibile. Una sorta di Industria 4.0 della musica: fuori dal “circolo" dei tour estivi, tipico dei festival jazz, e poco interessato a fotografare il passato e il presente, è invece molto attento ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

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 ...

U2: Innocence + Experience: Live in Paris

Read "U2: Innocence + Experience: Live in Paris" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tomás Doncker: The Mess We Made

Read "The Mess We Made" reviewed by Paul Naser

Prolific New York based guitarist/vocalist/composer Tomás Doncker's work can be recognized by its organic, soulful quality, it's true, but what sets him apart is the way his musical identity comes across in the wide variety of projects he conceives. Whether it's a tribute to blues legend Howlin' Wolf, or a collaboration with an award winning poet, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

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 ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Puts Spotlight On Apple's Shortcomings, Looks To Spotify To Raise The Bar

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason Puts Spotlight On Apple's Shortcomings, Looks To Spotify To Raise The Bar

In an interview with GQ, Pink Floyd's Nick Mason talks about Apple's failed release of U2's latest album Songs of Innocence“ and the implications it imposed. He was quick to clarify where he stood on the issue telling GQ, “Let me be completely clear about my position: if Apple had come to me and said, 'Nick, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

U2: Songs of Innocence Deluxe Edition

Read "U2: Songs of Innocence Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

Given the controversy that arose around the unilateral download of U2's Songs of Innocence, it's either brave, foolish or greedy to see the issue of the album in various physical forms in such short order. Yet the group confounds even further in the way they can, when playing and singing, leave behind the posing, pomposity and ...