The above link is a really great write up for the new U2 album from David Fricke. I know there are lots of people that say Rolling Stone Magazine unconditionally rubber stamp everything U2 does, but I think Fricke really understands this record and why it is good. The more I listen to the record the more I like it. I think it is their best record since Pop, which I have always found to be criminally underrated.
The song Iris from their new album is the album’s beating heart. It is a song about Bono’s mother who died when he was a young. It’s heartbreaking and life affirming at the same time.