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Tuesday, October 14 2014

Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity

With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.

Tuesday, July 9 2013

After the Flood: An Interview with Big Country

Over a decade after the tragic loss of their frontman, a devoted fan base and a high-profile U2/Green Day cover helped put Big Country right back on the map, and for the first new album in years, Bruce Watson walks through every step of this truly amazing Journey.

Friday, July 20 2012

Knight Music: The Top 10 Batman Music Tracks

As the World's Greatest Detective is set to triumph at the box office yet again this weekend with the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Sound Affects shines a Bat-Signal on one of the most essential components of any Batman film or TV series -- the music.

Thursday, January 26 2012

10 Songs That Will Make You Love U2

As the documentary From the Sky Down marks its arrival on DVD and Blu-Ray this week, Sound Affects list ten songs intended to help you warm up to the biggest band in the world.

Sunday, November 13 2011

Silver Tongues: Black Kite

New band steps comfortably into the 1990s.

Thursday, November 10 2011

U2: Achtung Baby (20th Anniversary Edition)

Say goodbye to the pious conscience of rock, enter the Fly: U2's daring sonic reinvention resulted in the artistic pinnacle of its career. Twenty years later, are remastered commemorative editions enough to tempt you into obtaining a record you should already own?

Sunday, November 6 2011

The Battle to Stay Relevant

Watching your favorite band become irrelevant is like watching Michael Jordan unable to elevate high enough to dunk in his final year in the NBA.

Tuesday, October 11 2011

It’s All Right, It’s All Right, Alllllll Right: U2’s ‘Achtung Baby’

Pretty much everyone under the age of 35 views U2 as a bunch of overzealous assholes, but this 25-year-old can't help but still blast the group's 1991 masterpiece.

Thursday, September 1 2011

20 Unsung Music Videos from the 1980s

PopMatters begins a new series examining at the widespread emergence of music video in the 1980s. From major artists like the Clash, David Bowie, and U2 to less famous brethren such as Haysi Fantayzee and Grandmaster Caz, these are the unsung videos from that decade that might have missed your attention the first time around.

Thursday, July 28 2011

U2: 20 July 2011 - E. Rutherford, NJ

While Aung San Suu Kyi reminded people that their voices "are louder than any rock band", the captivated audience stayed late to ensure they heard every minute of U2's ageless music.

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U2: 18 October 2009 - Norman, OK (Reviews) [11.Nov.09]
U2: Medium, Rare & Remastered (Reviews) [21.May.09]
U2: No Line on the Horizon (Reviews) [1.Mar.09]
U2: Live at Red Rocks (Reviews) [5.Nov.08]
U2: The Joshua Tree (Reviews) [25.Nov.07]
U2: The DVD Collectors Box [DVD] (Reviews) [17.Jul.07]
U2: Achtung Baby [DVD] (Reviews) [1.Apr.07]
Behind the Music (Columns) [26.Mar.07]
U2: U218 Singles (Reviews) [10.Jan.07]
U2: U2: The Joshua Tree (Reviews) [12.Nov.06]
U2 (Reviews) [13.Jun.01]
U2, The Best Of 1980-1990 (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
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