17 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Affected by politics and mortality, U2 set up their own rock ‘n’ roll sanctuary city on Songs of Experience. Kendrick Lamar’s fiery rhymes bridge the motivational “Get Out of Your Own Way” and the post-Charlottesville stomper “American Soul.” “Red Flag Day” invokes refugees’ plight to the sound of the band's early days—Edge’s slashing riffs, Adam Clayton’s counter bass, Larry Mullen Jr.’s steady kit fitness, and Bono’s big-sky vocals. “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” ticks the stadium-anthem box, while their expertise at conveying gentle beauty continues on “Landlady,” “13 (There Is a Light),” and “Summer of Love.” It's U2 doing what they do best: inspiring and elevating, right when the world needs it most.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Affected by politics and mortality, U2 set up their own rock ‘n’ roll sanctuary city on Songs of Experience. Kendrick Lamar’s fiery rhymes bridge the motivational “Get Out of Your Own Way” and the post-Charlottesville stomper “American Soul.” “Red Flag Day” invokes refugees’ plight to the sound of the band's early days—Edge’s slashing riffs, Adam Clayton’s counter bass, Larry Mullen Jr.’s steady kit fitness, and Bono’s big-sky vocals. “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” ticks the stadium-anthem box, while their expertise at conveying gentle beauty continues on “Landlady,” “13 (There Is a Light),” and “Summer of Love.” It's U2 doing what they do best: inspiring and elevating, right when the world needs it most.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
784 Ratings
784 Ratings
The_Fly_ ,

U2 = Greatest Band to Exist

Thank you for giving the world your music. It is a better world because of you!

Marc-Da-Shark ,

Take my money

Great songs! I wish the acoustic version of "Your the best thing about me" was on the deluxe version. Personal favorite so far is "Get out of your own way". Although, I do love what Adam Clayton did in "Blackout".

Other artists need to take a cue from U2 and put political undertones in their songs, I know this annoys some. With the political angst being felt throughout the world it is great to hear artists like U2 expressing themselves.

We can only hope this is not U2's last album.

HOLLAND4228 ,

Seriously guys?

These are companion songs to innocence?? This band is the saddest example of sacrificing art for bubblegum. The edge recently admits how conscious they are to stay up to the moment...(no matter how lame, or talentless that moment is.) Why does this band have to make music that appeals to everyone? They don't have enough money yet? The reviewers going nuts over these poorly krafted, soccer mom songs, would just as likely go crazy over Bono recording the sounds he makes when he takes a dump. Producer Rick Rubin's backhanded complement to them was right on.

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