CMJ New Music Report

30 Sep 1984
Blessed are the music makers: a truly unique guitarist, a fiery vocalist, and a rhythm section that can do just about anything.

Blessed are the music makers: a truly unique guitarist, a fiery vocalist, and a rhythm section that can do just about anything. There's more. Every LP has a theme: relationships, religion, conflict and now peace. The new producer (Brian Eno) fits the theme as well as the old one (Steve Lillywhite) did in his turn but the vision remains with the band, who collectively reach for as much (musically, lyrically and conceptually) as any other on Earth and consistently reach new heights. This LP's loftiest moments are "(Pride) In The Name Of Love" (a tribute to Martin Luther King, who's presence binds the album together), "Wire," "Bad," "The Unforgettable Fire" and "A Sort Of Homecoming." Blessed are the peace makers

RECENT NEWS

24 Nov, 2020

 Subscribers Special.
A U2 playlist from Michelle Johnson, one of our Zootopia team.

5
18 Nov, 2020

Join the band for a Twitter Listening Party this Friday 20th November, to celebrate the 20th birthday of #ATYCLB.

17 Nov, 2020

The wit and wisdom of Adam and Edge, celebrating #ATYCLB at 20.

11
13 Nov, 2020

Tell us one story about one song - we've got ten sets of U2 stamps to give away.

393