Faith in music
By fragile minds
If you leave a review here and it's a negative one, you don' t and will never understand music. This is an amazing piece of work from still one of the best bands around. Especially when music at the moment is awash with soppy solo artist, mention no names but M/S adverts is all it's good for and lets be honest most songs and production at the moment sounds only fit for these adverts. U2 are a true band in every sense.
Stunning album, 5 stars is not enough
Carn Marth, that’s one of the most laughable reviews I’ve ever read on here. First of all, you need to do some homework and find out what the band actually do with that so called tax avoidance money... personally I applaud them for it! Secondly, “garbage” doesn’t fill stadiums you idiot, “garbage” isn’t a huge success for nearly 40 years! This album is a breath of fresh air in the crap that’s churned out by today’s music industry, long may it continue.
U2 - authors of the Paradise Papers
By Carn Marth
iTunes' review claims that U2 are "affected by politics and morality", and are "inspiring and elevating, right when the world needs it most". This does not quite chime with their incredible record of tax evasion. As for the music, it's yet more stadium-filling garbage – the musical equivalent of burgers and cola.
Please give up
By B Hamut
I’ve never understood how with each successive album for the past few albums, there have been fans claiming a ‘return to form’. U2 haven’t been relevant for years. They’d do better without Bono. This album is treading water.
U2 used to be my go to band. They were cutting edge. I wouldn’t go see them if they were performing in my back yard now.
The absolute worst thing? All their recent dreck taints everything that came before.
Bono, you promised that when U2 were no longer relevant, you’d call it a day. You lied.
Ae w we
Not a huge U2 fan but ...
Ok, this album isn't breaking boundries or anything like that but can anyone name an album in the last 10 years that has?
I bought this album based on the fact that 'The Blackout' really grabbed my attention and I wanted to hear more of what Bono and co had been working on for the past few years. I've listened to it about 4 times now and it's a great listen. The tracks sit together really well and the album seems to flow along quite nicely. It sounds for the first time in a while that U2 have something to sing about and it shows in the quality of this album.
Obviously, it's all down to your own personal taste - same staunch U2 fans dislike it, some love it. I'm definitley not a huge U2 fan but for some reason this album resonates with me, which is suprising conisdering it wasn't an album I was anticipating listening to let alone enjoying.
What a terrible release by U2. I’m starting to get so bored by them. They seem to be so middle of the road now. There are only a couple of good songs....the rest is filler.
Dull and uninspired
Utterly forgettable album from a once great band. Hard to believe it’s the same group that made The Joshua Tree, War, The Unforgettable Fire...
A couple of good songs but the rest just average. A band trying to hard I’m afraid.
Awesome... a great follow up album to SoI. Well crafted, different and still definitely U2. Can’t wait to hear them sung live.