So, you might remember these guys from Ireland. Put out some great songs and a classic album back in the 1980's, had another classic album in the 1990's that is arguably their best mixed with, sans a few songs, steaming pile of shit (O.K., maybe it wasn't THAT bad, but... come on!) that is arguably their worst... no, it IS their worst.
Yes, that's right, folks: when I'm talking about the 1990's, the classic album I'm referring to is "Pop," while that horrid one I'm talking about is "Achtung Baby!" That's right! Long live "Discotheque!"
Yes, that was a joke. I swear.
To finish the timeline, though: then they came back with one of their very best to kick off the new millennium and four years later, another good effort.
But this last one was almost 5 years ago. These were younger, more innocent times, if you will. Back in these days, we didn't have to pay almost $5 for gas! Heck, Macca has put out two studio albums and one with his other band in that time and if Macca has put out more albums than you based on the rate he's been releasing them the past 20 years, then you're pretty freaking slow. Also...
Errrr... you get the idea: it's been a hell of a long time since U2's last album.
But that's going to change! Because finally on March 3rd (at least if you're in the U.S.) their new album, "No Line On The Horizon," FINALLY comes out!
Their new single, "Get On Your Boots" was released on iTunes on Monday. Here is the link to listen:
Thoughts? While "All That You Can't Leave Behind" and "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" were returns to their more traditional/classic sound of the 1980's, this sounds like a return to the experimental stuff of the 1990's. This can be a good thing, if it's in the mold of "Achtung Baby" or not, if it's similar to "Pop."
I'm still trying to wrap my head around this song. Not what I was expecting at all. On one hand, I'm thinking: "This isn't bad. Danceable, catchy, weird, and doing something different; I like it." On the other hand: "What the hell?! Some of this is crap!"
I need more time to soak this one in. Nonetheless, as I do, this can be a good place to talk about the upcoming album and the group in general.