Okay British rock lovers: U2’s new album, No Line On The Horizon, released today and meets my approval. You can listen to it for yourself on my free Imeem playlist.
The band took their time on this album — 5 years, in fact. They’ve been U2 for 30 years now, so they have tried nearly every form of recreating themselves. They even withdrew this album from the Christmas market in order to make some extra tweaks.
U2 albums have had two different tactics over the years, it seems. They either appeal to the masses or they are so deeply and lyrically intertwined that only the true fans connect. Just upon first impressions, this album is probably more of the later. As a fairly faithful U2 fan, I’m quite satisfied by songs on this album like “Moment of Surrender” and “Magnificent.” I like the sounds of the songs, and I know that I’ll have to listen to them a few more times to fully understand them. That’s the joy of U2 songs — they make you want to grab the lyrics booklet and study the meaning.
Let me know your thoughts if you get a chance to listen to it.