Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No Spoiler On The Horizon

I have gone in search of more on U2's new album after they just released a single hours after an appearance at Obama's We Are One concert.

Irish music writer Neil McCormick's one of the lucky few who has been privvy to No Line on the Horizon. He talks about it in his blog post today. Here's a nugget from his entry today:

    So what can I tell you without infringing copyright? It took two listens to find my way into it, which has to be good a thing. It is dense, twisty, shiny, modern pop music, a big mash up of Eno ambience, Edge electricity, rhythm and soul. There are verses and choruses, though not necessarily in that order (and quite often its hard to tell which is which). It doesn't feel the need to hit you over the head, but has the Ninja confidence to sneak up and take you unawares. It makes love like its making war. It hasn't frontloaded all its big guns. There is a surge in the middle perfectly timed to quell any uprising, and a killer twist at the end. It could be the glittering sonic mind meld of pop rock and soul that Zooropa wanted to be. Or maybe, like Bono, I'm am just prone to exaggeration.

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