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iTunes Music Review - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    • 6 out of 5
    • U2
    • Reviewed by Dane Blanchard
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    • U2's latest entry is a mostly underwhelming collection of songs that does very little to sound any different from its equally pedestrian predecessor, 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind." While certain tracks such as the bombastic "Love and Peace or Else" and the eerie, Lou Reed-eqsue "One Step Closer" are excellent, the album reeks of a band desperate to stay relevant.

      Bono's voice and lyrics are stronger here than they have been in recent memory, but the rest of the band does very little to move beyond the easy way out, and punctuates many potentially great songs with gaping missed opportunities.

      How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is not a terrible album, as there is nothing rotten about it. U2 certainly still "know how to do it," but unfortunately, this record isn't going to blow anyone away.

     

     

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