Vertigo

So I bought the new U2 single from iTunes today. It reminds me of War era U2. Very loud guitar right up the center. Songs like “Surrender” and “Two Hearts Beat As One”. I’m still not sure how I feel about the bridge, but all in all, I like the song. I’m hoping that the album is not just heavy guitar however. I need my delay! What do you think about the new single?

  1. mark says:

    i dig it. it seems like a natural progression from ATYCLB...continuing in the "stripped back, straightforward" direction, without being in danger of ending up on soft rock radio with things like "stuck in a moment".

    anxious to hear the rest of the album.

  2. mark says:

    i dig it. it seems like a natural progression from ATYCLB...continuing in the "stripped back, straightforward" direction, without being in danger of ending up on soft rock radio with things like "stuck in a moment".

    anxious to hear the rest of the album.

  3. Carl Raether says:

    i like it. it's back more in the early stages, the more rock, less rocket science stuff they did.

    also sounds like adam clayton used a pick on the song. i know the tone of a fender p being with a pick anywhere.

  4. Cunningham says:

    The Old U2 is back?

    I'm the last person in the world to buy into "return to form" hype, only because I believe form is ever-changing. When I read that, it always strikes me as being label spin and hype. I don't want the old U2 to come back. I want the current U2 to make great music. So Vertigo... I love the music, but the lyrics make me truly fear that Bono The Lyricist was crushed under a giant cocktail olive during the PopMart tour and replaced by some sort of cyborg. I don't want nightclub escapism from U2. I can get that from Franz Ferdinand. And I actually want to be in the same nightclub with them. When is U2 gonna make their pub-rockin'-beats album? Because I actually DO want to be in a pub with them.

    That said, it cranks. It's no "Beautiful Day"-sized monstrosity, but obviously pulling that off took something out The Fly (mole, soul, hole), so I'll take a tradeoff of banal lyrics over downright childish... That puts me in a bit of a pickle, though. Do I get the album on the day it comes out and run the risk of it being another "All That You Should've Left in Best Buy"?

    I'm not sure I'll be leaving there...
    With them...

    (If this gets posted twice, it's not my fault. It was technical error, I swear.)

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