Content by tag "U2"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

JC Sanford Quartet: Keratoconus

Read "Keratoconus" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

A bubbling ostinato on trombone to the right. Treble register double-bass lines join in the middle. Muffled electric-guitar riffs imitate the same to the left--the guitar's dry tone seemingly hailing straight from a rustic 1960s Telecaster. Drums start banging ahead relentlessly; not in a constant motion though--they stop and go and stop and go, unsure whether ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

U2 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin

Read "U2 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

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 ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

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: YEAR IN REVIEW

Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Nenad Georgievski's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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 ...

ARTICLE: FILM REVIEWS

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: ALBUM REVIEWS

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

Read "U2 The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015" reviewed by Christine Connallon

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 ...