U2 Songs of Innocence
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onionbubs
September 12th 2017


12543 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

wait it exists? i thought they just dropped a single or something

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RadicalEd
September 12th 2017


9546 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

wow fuck I was thinking single and writing album xD

onionbubs
September 12th 2017


12543 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

oh lol



yea both singles have been bad. tho i didn't like this to begin with so it's not like i was expecting much

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
September 12th 2017


18902 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You're the Best Thing About Me is much better live, really enjoyed it on Late Night

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onionbubs
September 12th 2017


12543 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

its on or those songs where the chorus and verses are in different keys, and it's one of them that sounds really sloppily done. the edges vox part is cool tho, just because i love his voice

onionbubs
November 3rd 2017


12543 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

the new song isnt bad



maybe the album will also be not bad

TalonsOfFire
Staff Reviewer
November 3rd 2017


18902 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

New songs are solid, nothing remarkable but enjoyable enough. Not a good sign that the song titles of the new album remind me of a 2010's Coldplay album. It'll probably be 3/3.5 out of 5 like this one I'm predicting.

At this point, I consider No Line on the Horizon to be their best since Achtung Baby. Even tho the momentum halts in the middle few songs, I really appreciate the experimentation they went for, which is probably the last time that'll happen for a while, if ever.

onionbubs
November 3rd 2017


12543 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

im pretty hopeful about it, considering i was really underwhelmed by this when it dropped. ive since warmed up to this a little but as long as its better im good

ashcrash9
November 3rd 2017


3104 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not checking the new songs 'til the album drops next month

kinda worried it's 13 tracks long though, I just don't think they have that much space of worthy ideas in them anymore

AnimalsAsSummit
November 7th 2018


4942 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

if you need anymore of a sign that bono is a sick fuck

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Source
November 7th 2018


18218 Comments


Oh yeah this is that album I instantly deleted when it showed up in my itunes library

sugarcubes
November 7th 2018


399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It ain’t that bad

Source
November 7th 2018


18218 Comments


Maybe that's true. I'll never know

banstylejbo
November 28th 2019


13 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I much prefer Songs of Innocence to Atomic Bomb, No Line, or Songs of Experience. If it wasn't for the iPhone debacle I think this album would be remembered in a much better light. The intentions were good, but the backlash totally ruined any hope for a fair shake based on the music. Every Breaking Wave, California, Iris, Cedarwood Road, and The Troubles are all above average U2 songs. Even the songs that don't quite stick the landing are also of a higher quality than the filler on the other albums mentioned above. My main gripe is that most of the songs feel over-produced. I think they would sound better with a less slick sound.

The three worst songs are The Miracle (of Joey Ramone), which sounds like two different songs cut together poorly (the song starts great, but the chorus arrives like a disjointed thud). Volcano, which is the album's latest in a long line of dumb post-2000 up-tempo songs pandering for radio play (Elevation, Vertigo, Get On Your Boots). And Sleep Like a Baby which just goes nowhere and doesn't sound very interesting along the way.

Even with some clunkers, overall the songs here are of a better and more consistent quality than any of their other post-ATYCLB albums, so I find myself reaching for this album most of the time if I want to listen to latter day U2. Also, special mention to the two SOI era non-album tracks Invisible and The Crystal Ballroom, which are quite excellent and are better than many of the songs on the actual album.



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