Songs of Innocence: A Second Look

Songs of Innocence Review

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.

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