Massive and repeated U2 talk on The Hardline lately.
I'd like less of it.
Especially Corby's messianic browbeating.
Having said that, I'm with Mike R on U2.
Actually, I may go a little further than Mike R.
I recognize the tunefulness and unique sound, but it's a sound I tired of shortly after being introduced to it all those years ago. Production is too often bombastic, and so many of the songs sound labored, as though it's really, really hard for them to perform them. (I have the same issue with Springsteen's music and band.)
Exception: The Daniel-Lanois-produced-and-Brian-Eno-influenced "Achtung Baby," very striking, still sounds fresh two decades later.
So yes, I "like" U2, I "get" U2, but they're not even in my top 20 acts to put on the record player when I have some free music-listening time.
Having unburdened myself of this review, I am declaring a Hardline and Muser moratorium on U2 talk.
They breach it at their peril.
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