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.