U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
NME.COM feature on U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 31 October 2000
Where do you go once you've gone over the top? ...
Where do you go once you've gone over the top? After you've shared enormodome stages with gigantic fruit, written operatic quasi-techno tunes about consumerism eclipsing spirituality, given your sunglasses to the Pope? After you've tried to be about Art and Politics? There's only one place to go. Back to the drawing board, and try to be about Music. U2 are both the...
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U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind: Wikipedia Album Entry
All That You Can't Leave Behind is the tenth studio album by rock band U2. It was released on 30 October 2000 by Island Records in the United Kingdom and Interscope Records in the United States. Following the mixed reception to their 1997 album, Pop, All That You Can't Leave Behind represented a return to a more conventional sound for the band after they experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s. At the time of the album's release, U2 said on a number of occasions that they were "reapplying for the job ... [of] the best band in the world". U2 brought back producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois who had produced a number of the band's previous albums.
All That You Can't Leave Behind has sold over 12 million copies, received wide critical acclaim, and won seven Grammy Awards. The songs "Beautiful Day", "Walk On", "Elevation", and "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" were all successful singles. In 2003, the album was ranked number 139 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
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