No Line on the Horizon - A Review of U2's latest album
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That was supposed to form a circle - err, or a heart...
One of my favorite pics. Taken by JO
U2's new album brings me back to 1983's "War" in a good way...
I'm turning 40 in 10 days time, but it seems that I'm 14. Yes, listening to "No Line on the Horizon" released at the stroke of witching hour was like unwrapping a birthday Christmas gift and gleefully unmindful of the debris of paper and ribbons. Listening to tracks such as "White as Snow" - with an alliteration to a country with a crescent moon, " but could mean any country as cold as Canada :), makes you wonder if Bono will ever lose it. His voice, as raspy, as crisp as it was singing "Two Hearts Beat as One".
Aside from the place as white as snow, there are other places that the album referred and gave honor to like Lebanon and Fez, and with great music to boot. "Cedars of Lebanon" and "Fez: Being Born" have distinct sounds yet makes you remember anthemic tunes such as "New Year's Day", and the militaristic drumbeat of "Sunday Bloody Sunday." "I'll Go Crazy" is the next best thing as a 2009 track, until you hear the howling of Bono spliced from the background. Then there are "Unknown Caller" and "Magnificent" - my personal favorites. I'll let you guess what I remember upon hearing them.
Every track, transports you to another time. U2's music does that time-traveling powers. Really....if you love U2's music since the 1980s, you will have this on repeat mode for some time. After the 12th track, you'd end asking for more...
no U2, not another 4 years...but this one is a keeper. Go get one.
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