November 23, 2004
How To Dismantle A Stadium Anthem
The U2 album is out today and everybody's running around like the Beatles have been reunited. BUT it seems to be good... I have liked what I've heard, with the exception of the single, Vertigo, which now seems so corporate due to its iPod association. BBC 2's Simon Mayo, who we like very much, has an interview with Bono and plays various tracks here*.
The record is not at all innovative, but just a sort of a classic U2 record. I particularly like Yahweh (classic) and Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own. Bono says he likes Original Of The Species best because it keeps building and building, like a Roy Orbison song. He's not Roy Orbison, but the album is worth a tenner.
*Note that this link won't last more than week.