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U2/ How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb U2

£5.99

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A return to bombast and stadium histrionics, there is little disarming about U2's eleventh album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. A rather predictable if undeniably effective guitar-fuelled romp, with long-time collaborator Steve Lillywhite at the production helm, the Irish quartet's follow up 2000's 11-million selling All That You Can't Leave Behind with much of the same, something that will delight fans of Rattle And Hum while frustrating those who preferred the beat-driven experimentalism and eminently more evocative lyricism that made Achtung Baby! grab attention.

While there is certainly no "One" here with Bono proving a less politically subtle songwriter than he obviously is a proven negotiator on the likes of "Love And Peace Or Else"; "We need love and peace/Lay down your guns," he chimes simply, he does reach the heartstrings on "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", a passionate ode to his dead father, and the equally sharp scribing "No I could never take a chance/Of losing love to find romance" on "A Man And A Woman."

As you might expect the production, assisted by the likes of Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Nellee Hooper, resounds with epic depth, while The Edge's trademark guitar sound rings throughout, cutting through the booming bass and honed rhythm section.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained then? Well no. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is the sound of a band who, with a confident swagger, have finally decided on content over style. --Christopher Barrett

Collectors set includes CD, book and bonus DVD.

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Band/artist(s):
U2
Catalogue number:
Island Records LTD
Condition:
New
Genre:
Rock
Label:
Island
Tracks:
12

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A return to bombast and stadium histrionics, there is little disarming about U2's eleventh album, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. A rather predictable if undeniably effective guitar-fuelled romp, with long-time collaborator Steve Lillywhite at the production helm, the Irish quartet's follow up 2000's 11-million selling All That You Can't Leave Behind with much of the same, something that will delight fans of Rattle And Hum while frustrating those who preferred the beat-driven experimentalism and eminently more evocative lyricism that made Achtung Baby! grab attention.

While there is certainly no "One" here with Bono proving a less politically subtle songwriter than he obviously is a proven negotiator on the likes of "Love And Peace Or Else"; "We need love and peace/Lay down your guns," he chimes simply, he does reach the heartstrings on "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own", a passionate ode to his dead father, and the equally sharp scribing "No I could never take a chance/Of losing love to find romance" on "A Man And A Woman."

As you might expect the production, assisted by the likes of Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Nellee Hooper, resounds with epic depth, while The Edge's trademark guitar sound rings throughout, cutting through the booming bass and honed rhythm section.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained then? Well no. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb is the sound of a band who, with a confident swagger, have finally decided on content over style. --Christopher Barrett

Collectors set includes CD, book and bonus DVD.

Band/artist(s):
U2
Catalogue number:
Island Records LTD
Condition:
New
Genre:
Rock
Label:
Island
Tracks:
12

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