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Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed: Music in a Post-9/11 World
2 Mar 2015 // 10:00 PM
The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.
This Is How It's Gonna Be Now: Beyoncé, U2, Thom Yorke, and Surprise Album Releases
2 Nov 2014 // 9:20 PM
For artists a big as Beyonce, U2, and Thom Yorke, the surprise album release model offers minimal risk and maximal reward. It's a paradigm that's sure to be replicated by others going forward.
Selling Sex: The Media, Fantasy, and How I Fell in Love with Britney Spears
9 May 2011 // 5:00 PM
It all started when I was in Walgreens buying deodorant and I saw her looking me right in the eye with a glossy glow from the cover of an October 2010 issue of US Weekly.
Behind the Music
26 Mar 2007 // 5:59 PM
It's impossible to listen to music in a vacuum, to take the sound of a band on its own merits. There are so many outside factors at play – reviews, friends opinions, larger cultural influences . . .
The Majesty of U2 Shines at the First of Eight NYC Shows
23 Jul 2015 // 5:00 AM
U2's eight night run at Madison Square Garden began with a powerhouse performance including many of their classics and a huge production that embodies a global theme.
U2: Songs of Innocence
14 Sep 2014 // 9:06 PM
It's hard to fault a lot of young people for are asking the question of "Who is U2?", because after listening to Songs of Innocence, this is a question that not even the band themselves could answer.
A Re-Examination of U2's 'Songs of Innocence'
21 Jul 2015 // 4:00 AM
With the publicity surrounding its Apple-sponsored release now a thing of the past, let's examine U2's conversation-starting Songs of Innocence for what it actually is.
Counterbalance No. 82: U2's 'Achtung Baby'
18 May 2012 // 1:00 AM
Did U2’s 1991 blockbuster disappoint you? Or leave a bad taste in your mouth? Either way, it’s still the 82nd Most Acclaimed Album of All Time. Counterbalance has a listen.
My Five Nights with U2
7 Jul 2015 // 6:43 AM
I attended all five shows of U2’s Chicago residency -- nearly 12 hours of Bono & Co. in the flesh -- that ended Thursday night at the United Center.
U2 Aims for Intimacy, Presence on Latest Tour
26 May 2015 // 7:30 AM
“We build our songs so they don’t get worn out quickly,” the Edge said, “and often, that means that they take a little longer to connect.”