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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.

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Sounds like a pod of humpback whales being put down a garbage disposal would rather listen to a choir of crying babies and barking dogs thanks for the forced download

I don't want this on my iTunes!!!

I feel like this album is horrible, because iTunes had to give it out for free to all of us. Why else would they do it, because this album is not good. Please take this down from peoples iTunes accounts, some of us do not like U2 and the music they do. And for the people who enjoy U2, by all means enjoy it but I for one, am very annoyed that iTunes would give me this album that I do not like. At least ask for permission before putting this on my account!!


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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