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UPDATE: A representative from Interscope says the album title and release date have not been determined yet. … But it will apparently happen this year.

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First U2 were supposed to release a new album this year, then they weren’t, then nobody really knew what to think but there was some nice new music playing on the beach. Now an Irish Examiner feature asserts that the band’s as-yet-untitled thirteenth LP will arrive in November now that Bono has overcome a bout of writer’s block. Meanwhile, a tweet in Spanish from the Colombian branch of Universal Music Group suggests U2 will release something called “Sirens” in September. My Spanish is a little rusty, but the tweet seems to be saying Sirens is an album title, not a song title. Whatever it is, let’s hope it continues the return to form that was “Invisible.”

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  1. Too much to hope for a cover of the Dizzee Rascal song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPpxxrl0xhM

    CAN U HEAR DEM SIRENS COMIN

  2. Stoked for the following up to Joshua Tree. What? There’s been others since then?

    Missed those.

  3. Sounds like the album will be called Sirens and come out in September.

  4. ga  |   Posted on Jul 24th +2

    Surprised more people didn’t see through the “delay”. They were fully ramping up to release the album in the spring, Super Bowl commercial, Golden Globes, Oscars, new single etc. Single flopped hard and they lost total confidence and went back to get a surefire hit with some outside help. That’s how it looked to me, anyone else think that?

    • You’re right, and that has me worried.

      These 50-year olds are really kidding themselves if they think their sound is still going to produce pop hits in 2014, and I really hope they don’t keep trying to chase the Top 40. I thought Invisible was pretty good, and I think the 3 million downloads it got should have been viewed as a big success, with or without radio play.

    • also worried. U2, as a business, doesn’t usually make mistakes like this. i think they’re too far up their own ass at this point in their career and i wish they would just chill out and make some good music with Brian and Danny without trying so damn hard to be the biggest band in the universe every 5 years.

      also, i really have to disagree with the author’s characterization of Invisible as being a “return to form” – i’m not sure which of U2′s many ‘forms’ he is referring to, but i think it’s safe to say that it’s not one that longtime U2 fans have been clamoring for.

  5. its gonna be great, i can feel it.

  6. Wasn’t No Line on the Horizon already described as a ‘return to form’ when it came out in 2009 ?

  7. These guys are from England and who gives a shit?

  8. I want the album to come ASAP, because that means the Scotts will make more “U Talkin’ U2 To Me?”

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