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5.0 out of 5 stars
U2 Live Up To Expectations, 12 Nov. 2004
I had high expectations for this album and the fact that this record exceeds my expectations is testament to how good this album is. There are at least half a dozen instant U2 classics on this and the rest are never short of very good. High points? City Of Blinding Lights, Original Of The Species, Miracle Drug and All Because Of You. Low points? Ehm.......not a single weak track on it. Anyone expecting an album that "rocks hard" like the single Vertigo might be disappointed. But then again U2 rocking hard is the exception rather than the rule. Put alongside any other U2 album, this is a match for any. Fans of The Unforgetable Fire/Joshua Tree era U2 should be well pleased with this one. I've listened to it a lot of times now and its still getting better with every listen.