U2’s Songs of Innocence: Not Bad for Four Guys in Their Mid-50s!

U2’s Songs of Innocence: Not Bad for Four Guys in Their Mid-50s! September 9, 2014

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Okay, for the one reader out there who doesn’t know: You can download the new U2 album for free right now on iTunes.

In something just short of a resurrection, U2 is back and — to my surprise and delight — they sound reinvigorated, inspired, and amazing.

Thanks, my brothers.

This was a generous surprise, a big blast of sunshine and joy during a season of shadow and heartbreak.

And after one listen, I’m a happier U2 record-listener than I’ve been since March 4, 1997.

Songs of Innocence cover… And apparently, there’s more to come.

In a letter at U2.com, Bono says:

“We’re collaborating with Apple on some cool stuff over the next couple of years, innovations that will transform the way music is listened to and viewed. We’ll keep you posted. If you like Songs of Innocence, stay with us for Songs of Experience. It should be ready soon enough… although I know I’ve said that before…”


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  • Colin S.

    I was so thrilled to find this in iCloud Tuesday. What a special gift! And they do sound so refreshed and reinvigorated. Listening to the album was truly worshipful. So thanks for this post; it’s refreshing in the face of all those claiming this is some sort of invasive marketing ploy in violation of our privacy. Yeesh.