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2.0 out of 5 stars U2 - No hope on the horizon and not at all magnificent,, 21 May 2009
This review is from: No Line On The Horizon (Audio CD)
Another stodgy offering by "the biggest band in the world". It is one of life's great puzzles why people stay with our Irish chums? Is it through blind loyalty, unpreparedness to look elsewhere for new music or do they truly enjoy this substandard fare? "Moment of surrender" is overwrought with lyrical cliches while "Unknown caller" is U2 painting by numbers sounding like every other song they have recorded. The band trundle on of course in a sort of dogged march to the finish when undoubtedly there last album will sound like their first. Indeed quite where you locate U2 in the pantheon of rock history is problematic, neither as brilliant as the Beatles, as rebellious as the Stones, as powerful as Zeppelin or as important as REM.

Bono not only retains but regularly renews the accolade of being one of the most truly irritating people on the planet whose sanctimonious diatribes about third world poverty are contradicted by his massive accumulation of private wealth. Granted any sane person will happily admit that "Achtung Baby" is a true wonder and an absolute corker. Thus if you are new to U2 go back and get the one truly indepensible album they have recorded not least of all for the songs "The Fly" (Edge's guitar is always the saving grace) "Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World" and "Mysterious Ways". As for this album however its conveyor belt corporate rock underpinned by a formula that ran out of steam about 15 years ago and should have been given a decent burial by now.
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