Tuesday, October 14 2014
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
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
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
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
New band steps comfortably into the 1990s.
Thursday, November 10 2011
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
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
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
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
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.