Live Review: U2

Live Review: U2

In more ways than one, going to see U2 is a lot like going on a rollercoaster. Before you crucify us for lazily resorting to journalistic cliché, however, we should state that we’re not talking thrills and simple, giddy nausea here. We’re...

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Album Review: U2

U2

Facts about this album: U2 recorded ‘No Line On The Horizon’ in the Moroccan city of Fez, in the courtyard of a converted riad. Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton formed U2 in Dublin in 1976 ‘No Line On The Horizon’ is...

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U2

U2

Those who love bluster and are scared of Germany wrongly believe that ‘The Joshua Tree’ is U2’s best album. That’s simply because this particular leg of their journey to rock’s dusty holy grail houses their most famous songs: ‘With Or...

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U2  :  Twickenham Stadium, Saturday June 18

U2 : Twickenham Stadium, Saturday June 18

What’s the biggest thing you can think of? A Christmas Toblerone? The bassist from The Others’ hair? Johnny Borrell’s ego even? No, think BIGGER. Think gargantuan. Think colossal. That’s how big U2 are: unquestionably the biggest band in...

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U2 : Electrical Storm

U2 : Electrical Storm

Recorded during Bono’s protracted efforts to bring peace to the middle east, end world hunger and do something about his crumbling hair, ‘Electrical Storm’ sounds like the Great Leader was a tad distracted at the time. So much so, that he...

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U2 : Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)

U2 : Elevation (Tomb Raider Mix)

More breathless, hyper-now nonsense from the Lara Croft movie. After the recent attempts to recapture their stolid '80s pomp, 'Elevation' sees U2 re-entering tentative negotiations with the zeitgeist. Techno beats clank furtively. Guitars soar in...

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U2 / PJ Harvey : Toronto Air Canada Centre

U2 / PJ Harvey : Toronto Air Canada Centre

If U2 are, as Bono is wont to say, re-applying for the job of 'Best Band In The World', then the some 20,000 faithful who've gathered here tonight are tantamount to a company welcome wagon. But first, pity poor PJ Harvey , who suffers the...

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U2: London Astoria

U2: London Astoria

Were you there? Wasn't it amazing? Won't folks be talking about the gig for years to come? Anyway, enough about The Strokes at the NME Carling Awards show last week. Some Irish boy band are playing a secret gig at the Astoria, and it's proving...

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U2 : Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

U2 : Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of

Further evidence that music is in dire need of a good sub-editor. What with such barbarisms as 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants' and 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' (the U2 album) becoming commonplace, someone with an eye for a stopping...

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U2: New York Irving Plaza

U2: New York Irving Plaza

Rock'n'roll ain't dead. Tonight, in front of a mere 1000 people, the most famous Irish export outside of Guinness get back to their roots with some old-fashioned bare-bones rock'n'roll. The Dublin-boys-turned-stadium-rockers banish the days of...

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