With their latest album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb heading the charts and a leading contender for album of the year, their election into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tops off an amazing year. We have been following them closely
New and reviews gathered here:
How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2's limp faux profundity
It's a boring excuse for songwriting.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 12, 2005 04:09 PM
Top Selling Albums Worldwide 2004
See "Sturgeon's Law" (ie. 90% of EVERYTHING is crap)
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 8, 2005 12:11 PM
Music Overview 2004
Looking over last year, music wasn't all that bad. Listen hard enough and you'll come up with greatness, not to mention evolution.
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 7, 2005 07:10 PM
U2's real bandleader
I was watching the bonus DVD that came with the new U2 album on some releases. I borrowed it from a friend because the demons at Best Buy (Denver) opted not to carry it. Anyhow, it reminded me of something... [Edit]
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 5, 2005 03:01 AM
The Theory's 2004 Favorites List
It was a pretty fine year for music. Twenty years from now I'll look back on 2004 and say, "Damn!" Just because it was so fine. So here's my top 15 of the year. 15) U2- How To Dismantle An...
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on January 3, 2005 11:35 PM
U2 - Elevation 2001 (Live From Boston) DVD Review
I really wasn't expecting much from this latest concert video from U2. After all, I found their previous two albums Zooropa and Pop to be experimental blunders (to put it mildly) that signaled the beginning of the end of a... [Edit]
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 27, 2004 04:23 PM
2004: Best in Music
A look back at the music of 2004: U2, Lanegan, Elliott Smith and more
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 17, 2004 12:36 PM
Cranky's Favorites for 2004: Pop & Rock & Whatever
Again, that time of year is rocketing toward us all. It's been a mad and magnificent one. The election. The Red Sox. Phew! Also, it'll be a little weird seeing Regis Philbin filling in for Dick Clark, that's for sure.Here...
Posted in Blogcritics Archives on December 14, 2004 12:51 PM
2005 Rock Hall Inductees
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the 2005 inductees just a bit ago - it's a very solid and substantial list: U2, the O'Jays, the Pretenders, Percy Sledge, Buddy Guy, and nonperformers Frank Barsalona and Seymour Stein....
Posted in Blogcritics on December 13, 2004 11:22 AM