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U2’s thirteenth studio album, Songs of Innocence, has roots in the band’s early and lifelong influences including the Ramones, Bob Dylan, and The Clash. It pays homage to U2’s formative years in Dublin and their transformative pilgrimage to California. It’s a collection of songwriting and music made possible only by shared time and life experiences. A fuzzed-out guitar surges through “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).” The band delivers a beautiful homage to Bono’s mother, “Iris (Hold Me Close),” and paints a portrait of the icon’s hometown on “Cedarwood Road.” Soulful keys are peppered throughout Songs of Innocence, a hallmark of producer/multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse, however the band’s epic signature sound still comes roaring through: expansive guitars, driving drums, head-bobbing bass, and soaring vocals.

Customer Reviews

Incredible !!!!!

They did it again!!!!! Another amazing album !!!!!! Not a bad song ! U2 you are the Best !


I don't like U2!! I don't want this in my iCloud! DON'T PUT THINGS ON MY DEVICE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!!!!

If I had wanted this "free" album I would have gone to the "free" tab and pushed that wonderful little button that means yes.....BUT I DIDN'T! I have tried to get it completely gone but still have not found a way to do so. I and many others are Very Annoyed! Now Take It OFF!!!

Need to give it a few listens

I'll admit I'm not a huge U2 fan, but I do like some of their earlier work. This album was free so of course I gave it a shot. After the first listen I was disappointed with the album, I felt their weren't enough hooks and signature parts that were memorable. And, as a guitar player, I would have liked to see a little more of the Edge's stamp on the album. After giving it a few more listens though the album did grow on me and does have a few solid tracks in my opinion. The first two tracks should sit well with fans of U2's earlier work. To U2's defense they have a pretty impressive song catalog and it is extremely difficult (I would imagine) to create songs just as good if not better than "One", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Pride"....etc. For free I really don't think you can complain much about this album. Is it there best, or one of their But give it a few listens and you'll enjoy it to some extent.


Formed: 1976 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Through a combination of zealous righteousness and post-punk experimentalism, U2 became one of the most popular rock & roll bands in the world -- equally known for their sweeping sound as for their grandiose statements about politics and religion. The Edge provided the group with a signature sound by creating sweeping sonic landscapes with his heavily processed, echoed guitars. Though the Edge's style wasn't conventional, the rhythm section of Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton played the songs...
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