Posts tagged "u2"

Album artwork of 'The Joshua Tree' by U2

The Joshua Tree U2

With a vast and powerful sound, here we experience U2 without the excruciating self-indulgence that turns listeners away from their more recent works.

Album artwork of 'Out of Time' by R.E.M.

Out of Time R.E.M.

The record warrants a listen for the highlights alone. The problems, such as they are, stem from the country vein of the album. It borders on twee at times.

Album artwork of 'DAMN.' by Kendrick Lamar

DAMN. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick explores a multitude of personal predicaments, but it's difficult to stay focused on what the record is actually trying to convey. It feels incomplete.

Album artwork of 'Because of the Times' by Kings of Leon

Because of the Times Kings of Leon

Because of the Times is laudable record with a plethora of well written tracks, but it sits there with a mediocre comfortability, and does little to push or challenge.

Album artwork of 'News of the World' by Queen

News of the World Queen

You'd expect huge, theatrical arrangements topped with sizzling guitar solos, but this wasn’t to be. Most of the songs on News of the World are weirdly tame.

Album artwork of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' by Bruce Springsteen

Darkness on the Edge of Town Bruce Springsteen

There’s no pretence. Here stands an honest-to-god ‘Murican wailing about everything from young love to the plight of the working classes; take it or leave it.

Photograph of Bob Dylan taken from the artwork of his album Nashville Skyline

Mr. Tambourine Fan: Bob Dylan’s studio albums ranked

Who would be mad enough to single-handedly rank Bob Dylan's 38 studio albums? Why, Charlie Clissitt of course. Two great minds for the price of one.

By Charlie Clissitt

Album artwork of 'Parachutes' by Coldplay

Parachutes Coldplay

Parachutes is nice-feeling music written by nice-seeming blokes. As is the case with all things Coldplay, it’s easy to mock, but it’s easy to like as well.

Photograph from the album cover of 'The Joshua Tree' by U2

How to Dismantle a Frontloaded Discography: U2’s studio albums ranked

Our journey had its ups and downs but we feel confident of where we ended up. Which is just as well, because we’re never putting ourselves through this again.

By André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Rob Wilson