It’s the album that got me into U2. That swirling airplane effect to intro discotheque is one of the best guitar sounds ever.
Northern Lights is great from the record and explosive live along with David Byrne sharing Theremin duties.
I agree that King of Limbs is soulful in its own way. It may appear not to have the melancholy like the great “How to Disappear Completely” but they are taking you to places unheard on KoL. Maybe it is more of a universal soul sound than just being on a human plane. KoL may have the most depth in listening experience than their other albums, imo.
morning mr. magpie but I am a lover of the whole thing.
At least Axl has some principles doing things on his own terms and not reuniting on the conditions of being with an organization that is kind of a farce in the way it taints the legacy of music with sprinklings of inductions of either poor acts, acts that get inducted too soon before better representatives of rock n roll, or acts that have little connection to rock and roll. In the mean time, the RnRHoF snubs acts or inducts them long after they should have been included. Plus, the ceremony always seemed a bit kitchy with only hits being played for the most part. So claps for Axl, using his assholiness in the best possible way.
I love so many of this album that it’s hard to choose. I especially love Zoo Station, Even Better…, and Acrobat, but I will go with Until the End of the World as my favorite since it has so much going on and is both great on record and probably the best song they perform live. When that intro starts off, everyone in the audience loses their shit and it continues throughout until the mind boggling finale. As innovative as Nirvana may have been with Nevermind, second guessing Achtung, Baby for that reason is idiotic. They took music somewhere with that album and I think that No Line on the Horizon was on the right track from going back to something unique and creative and hopefully they can continue in that vein with subsequent musical releases.
A scary yet very real looking video. My The Roots fandom started in ’99 but is increasing more as of late. Brilliant band and I hope that their relations to Def Jam will be a good one. The sound quality on this sounds tight and professional. If you only know The Roots from Fallon, get some of their stuff and realize that they are as a great a band as Radiohead when it comes to talent, productivity, originality, and pleasurable listening. Keep up the fight, Roots Crew!