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THis just makes me very happy!!!!

TIME's Sneak Peak of New U2 Album


DOING WHAT THEY KNOW HOW TO DO BEST


They are now men of a certain age, and it no longer becomes them to aspire to be things they are not. So there's no crunk-style rapping on the new U2 album, no gospel choirs or techno experiments, nothing that could possibly be misinterpreted as a sign of midlife crisis. Instead, this as-yet-untitled album is just full of confident, expansive guitar rock from the masters of the form. All the old tricks — the Edge's echoing guitar notes, Larry Mullen Jr.'s martial snare — still work, although Bono has lost a touch of the high clarity he had in his mullet-sporting days. He still has enormous assuredness, and the occasional cracks in his voice make the bad-relationship songs (and, as always, there are quite a few) darker and more dramatic. Custom would seem to demand that U2 start embarrassing itself one of these days. But not today. --By Josh Tyrangiel
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