U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
NME.COM feature on U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 29 March 2010
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- Miracle Drug
- Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
- Love And Peace Or Else
- City Of Blinding Lights
- All Because Of You
- A Man And A Woman
- Crumbs From Your Table
- One Step Closer
- Original Of The Species
There's sentimentality, shocking omissions and too much new stuff… but somehow it all works. Hampden Park, Glasgow, Tuesday, August 18
- Aug 27, 2009
No Line On The Horizon
- Feb 26, 2009
The Joshua Tree: Remastered
- Dec 3, 2007
U2 frontman says former South African leader was a "forceful presence" in his life
Band post lyric clip from forthcoming biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' on their Facebook page
Track is taken from soundtrack for Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb: Wikipedia Album Entry
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in November 2004. Much like their previous album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was commercially successful and critically acclaimed and maintains a more traditional rock sound after the band experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with others involved in the production including Flood, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, and Carl Glanville. The title of the album derives from a lyric in the song "Fast Cars", which was only available on some versions of the album.
U2 lead singer Bono described the album as "our first rock album. It's taken us twenty years or whatever it is, but this is our first rock album." Although not a concept album in the traditional sense, most of the music on the record deals with the world at the crossroads of its existence. Love and war, peace and harmony, and approaching death are themes of the album.
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and its singles won all nine Grammy Awards for which it was nominated (U2 themselves were awarded eight out of the nine). The album also was the fourth biggest selling album of 2004 , selling over 9 million copies and yielded several successful singles in "Vertigo", "City of Blinding Lights", and "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own".
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