Friday, September 01, 2006

U2- All That You Can't Leave Behind


This could, and probably will, inflame a few people, but I absolutely love this album, to the point where it's one of my all-time favorite U2 records. Let me make something kinda clear first-my life blows. It doesn't blow in the sub-Sahara flies on my face way or getting my mom blown up in the middle of the streets way, but in the relatives that live in Indiana kinda way. Fact: the Midwest is the anal leakage of America, a wormhole plunged deep in my ass that leaks out oversized snoopy sweater hell like a sewage line exploding in the middle of a Chicago summer. So when a record comes around that's like a big giant Hallmark card that doesn't make me feel like I'm listening to Celine Dion, I'll take it.

The song names roll off like every motivational speaker's wet dream (Beautiful Day, Stuck In A Moment, Walk On) and have the same effect as hearing said speaker in Madison Square Garden, supplied by day-go tinted Titontrons. It's soaring, mega-anthemic, Eno and Lanois touched, and very springish, a great record to listen to in either May, September, or October. Yeah, the record really sucks in the second half, and yeah, it's your mom's kind of U2, but I don't care, it's a beautiful day, man! Haters be gone, I love this album.

U2- All That You Can't Leave Behind

Videos-Beautiful Day, Stuck In A Moment, Elevation, Walk On, Making of Beautiful Day 1, 2, Special

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