Today my 3yrold son came to me with this disc in his hand, saying he wanted to listen to this music.  I think it is because it is purple, and purple is his favorite color this week. So we listened, and I remembered that there was a time that I loved U2, because they were weird and awesome and made progressive albums like this.  When they removed this and Pop from their resume and “re-applied for the job of best rock band in the world” they became boring to me, and I felt a little betrayed by them. Oh well. I found other artists who can give me weird, awesome music.

This guy at Stereogum wrote an excellent re-evaluation and analysis of this album last year, so now I don’t need to.


32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

John 10:32-38

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul-We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

Article of Faith 13