Hen (hue126) wrote in u2,

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Song of The Day

Today's selection is

"The Hands That Built America" from Gangs of New York soundtrack (2002)

Thoughts: The movie's about Irishmen so naturally, the filmmakers had to recruit one of Ireland's most famous bands to do a signature song for the movie. Honestly, it's not one of U2's best efforts, simply because the rhythm feels too dissonant with the rest of the song. It seems like the instruments are playing a different song, while Bono's vocals are off doing their own thing. The pace of the song is not helped by this sort of incoherence in the track and the entire song ends up feeling like a struggle just to get a listen in. It should feel epic, and the scope of the song is epic, but instead, I think it's just laborious.

Yesterday: "Lemon".
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