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"All That You Can't Leave Behind"
© Interscope Records
Stuck In A Moment
You Can't Get
In A Little While
Peace On Earth
When I Look
At The World
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"All That You Can't Leave Behind"
U2's most recent release (2000), All That You Can't Leave Behind
returns the band's sound back to their basics. Their previous release,
Pop, featured the latest trend in music: Techno Pop. Returning back
to the basics in where a band's music was most popular, has its risks.
(The Beatles' Let It Be proved this; as it didn't exactly come across
as one of their finest releases.) Daryl Hall & John Oates went back to their
"roots", with some moderate success. In U2's case, we can say about All
That You Can't Leave Behind, is that it's nice to see them back, and that
they didn't leave their back-to-basics rock left behind. They went back to
the sound that made them most famous, as featured in their 1980s releases,
such as The Joshua Tree, Zooropa, and Achtung Baby.
"Beautiful Day" was the first hit released from this album, as it
returns U2 having the pop rock sound (no, not their album Pop, by the
way...) "In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of" is spiritual, and can easily
get alot of radio airplay.
The latest "hit" on the radio playlists is "Elevation" This one
is an attention grabber, with its funky groove, as it has a more dance feel.
"Walk On" could easily match any pre-Pop release, as it also matches
today's most current rock sound. Not Alternative, it can best define today's
Rock sound for the 21st Century. We can also say the same for "Kite,"
as this one is a little bit slower in tempo than as in "Walk On."
"In A Little While" has a nice pleasnt pop sound, and should easily
get enough radio airplay to become another popular hit. Another song that has
a very pleasant rock sound is "Wild Honey," a song that has some great
harmonies, and easy listening guitar playing. "Peace On Earth" is
another pleasant one, this one being a nice, quiet ballad.
Cool rhythms best describes "When I Look At The World,"; as it has
a nice, moderate uptempo rhythm. "New York" has a mystery about it
in sound, as it is another slow tempo tune, and could be a good soundtrack
tune in a scene where our main character is driving down the road, trying to
think out in his mind the precious clues involved. The song does kick in
later in the song off and on, once again U2 proves that this kind of sound
is best to describe today's most current Rock. "Grace" is another
pleasant ballad, and a nice way to end this release.
U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind leaves nothing behind; it
returns U2 back to the basic rock sound. U2 fans shouldn't have any complaints
regarding this release. This album has a more pleasant sound from many of the
songs, and it shows that U2 can compete with today's Alternative and Rock
music formats. None of the songs are hard-driving Rock, but still, each song
blends with today's music standards. No complaints here, throughout their
20-year-plus career, U2 has blended in with the times and musical trends,
such as punk (early years), rock, pop, techno, and now back to basic rock.
It's great to have you back U2, keep up the good work.
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