October

October

by U2

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Dutch Import)

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Overview

U2 sounded so confident and assured on their debut that perhaps it was inevitable they would stumble slightly on its follow-up, October. The record isn't weaker than its predecessor because it repeats the formula of Boy. It's because the band tries too hard to move forward. Bono, in particular, tries too hard to make big political, emotional, and religious statements, but the remainder of the band isn't innocent. In general, the music is too pompous, with the sound overwhelming the actual songs. But when U2 do marry the message, melody, and sound together, as on "Gloria," "I Threw a Brick Through a Window," and "I Fall Down," the results are thoroughly impressive.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602517616790
catalogNumber: 1082901
Rank: 45576

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Gloria
  2. I Fall Down
  3. I Threw a Brick Through a Window
  4. Rejoice
  5. Fire

Disc 2

  1. Tomorrow
  2. October
  3. With a Shout
  4. Stranger in a Strange Land
  5. Scarlet
  6. Is That All?

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