Tuesday, March 3, 2009

No Line on the Horizon

U2's new album hits stores today. I wonder what it's going to be like. The first time I heard the single "Get On Your Boots" I was underwhelmed. But it has grown on me. Like a lot of U2 songs, the lyrics make no flippin' sense ("Candy floss ice cream", "I've got a submarine/you've got gasoline"?), but has catchy guitar riffs and a complex melody.

Here's their performance of the song from Britain's music awards last week:

2 comments:

Cormac Brown said...

The first thing I thought when I heard this song, was that The Edge has been listening to too much Velvet Revolver.

StephenD said...

I'm not too familiar with Velvet Revolver, so I can't really comment. Like some other folks have said, the album sounds like U2, but it doesn't sound like U2.