U2: No Line and New Stuff
Get On Your Boots
The first release off of No Line On the Horizon was sort of disappointing. “Get on Your Boots” is super-pop not vintage U2, but this is something I have come to expect from their first radio releases (Discotheque/Pop, Vertigo/Atomic Bomb, etc). However, the reviews I keep reading hold out the promise of yet another U2 reinvention with Lanois tinkering with the sound quite a bit. It’s going to be a progressive album.
Levitate (Spirit Come on Down)
Austin 360’s review strikes a similar chord. In fact, Joe Gross gives us a track line-up from best to worst: 4-3-2-1-7-8-9-11. And as if the new album wasn’t enough, U2 has released ‘U2:Medium, Rare and Remastered‘ a limited edition double disk collection of rare tracks and lost early cuts spanning three decades in the studio with U2.The catch is a $50 members fee to U2.com, which came in handy for me during Atomic Bomb tour, affording me the opportunity to buy tickets ahead of the crowd. Plus, you do get access to some cool stuff. You can listen to “Levitate” a surging anthem that reverberates with spiritual power, a song I’ll be singing the rest of the day. The lyrics dip into that great b-side “Always” from All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Enjoy!