People have given U2 a lot of flak over the years for a wide variety of aspects of the band, ranging from the belief that Bono can be too preachy to the idea that it was awfully presumptuous of them to put their new album in everyone’s iTunes account for free, regardless of whether or not people were actually interested in their music. However, people seem to be coalescing around the idea that U2’s new album, Songs of Experience, the follow-up to Songs of Innocence, might actually be pretty good.
They debuted “The Little Things That Give You Away” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this year and were heralded for having a classic U2 sound in the song. The video below for their new song, “The Blackout” has also been receiving acclaim.
U2, though they are currently in the middle of attempting a comeback, are obviously known for past success on albums such as War and The Joshua Tree, as they were one of the premier rock groups of the past three or four decades, releasing hit after hit, including “Mysterious Ways,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Beautiful Day.” The group consists of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullens, Jr., and Adam Clayton. Music fans everywhere are keeping their fingers crossed for the quality of the band’s new album.