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Rolling Stone (3/20/97, pp.81-83) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...a record whose rhythms, textures and visceral guitar mayhem make for a thrilling roller-coaster ride, one whose sheer inventiveness is plainly bolstered by the heavy involvement of techno/trip-hop wizard Howie B..."Spin (4/97, p.153) - 9 (out of 10) - "...No, U2 haven't crafted a garden of hooks....Rather, they've turned a slightly cold eye to an uncertain, end-of-the-century moment, when dueling genres often can't pronounce each other's names, everyone dances to techno-inspired stuff by night, and no one remembers what constitutes a pop hit..."Entertainment Weekly (3/7/97, pp.62-64) - "...Despite its glittery launch, the album is neither trashy nor kitschy, nor is it junky-fun dance music. It incorporates bits of the new technology--a high-pitched siren squeal here, a sound-collage splatter there--but it is still very much a U2 album..."- Rating: BQ (1/98, p.115) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1997."Village Voice (2/24/98) - Ranked #31 in the Village Voice's 1997 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.98.28679

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Rolling Stone (3/1/01, p.54) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...In a way that hadn't been done in popular music since the Who...BOY explored male adolescence...as a state of desperate searching....fashioning dense, dusky atmospheres in which unabashed yearning and insistent conviction collide and intertwine..."Q (7/95, p.148) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a culmination of modern ideas amid a sea of confused contemporary directions..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.8) - Ranked #10 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1981"Melody Maker (6/3/95, p.36) - "...they've made three great albums, of which BOY, their eulogy to the twilight of innocence is one. It's dated badly, but that doesn't matter...I hear gobstoppers and ghost stories, magic and mischief, the sunnier moments of my childhood..."Q (Magazine) (p.151) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "BOY impresses with its adolescent energy, its gauche charm, and sounds like a band already too big for the record they've just made."Mojo (Publisher) (p.121) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Heard today, there' still a palpable ardency to U2's debut, an unselfconscious clawing for excellence..."70.20351

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Dirty Linen (p.86) - "[O]ne of the year's most harmonious recordings....'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' is transformed into a Gospel masterpiece..."56.05679

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Rolling Stone (p.172) - 4 stars out of 5 - "This is grandiose music from grandiose men, sweatlessly confident in the execution of their duties."Rolling Stone (pp.152-3) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "U2 soar to adult glory with a guitar-driven vigor that hearkens back to 1980's BOY..."Spin (p.64) - Ranked #29 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "An '80s rock band making a great 11th album."Entertainment Weekly (pp.115-16) - "'Crumbs From Your Table' is the type of glorious gallop this band can write in its pub nap, but no one does it better." - Grade: BUncut (p.136) - "[I]t's their most unabashedly strident record since THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE....Though the band rattle and strum with their old '80s vigour, the lines that stay with you speak of a creeping malaise."Uncut (p.76) - Ranked #35 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] brilliantly expansive album and their best since ACHTUNG BABY."Mojo (Publisher) (p.60) - Ranked #17 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "HTDAAB harmonised post-punk U2 and the modern, humanistic concerns of Bono Inc..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey continue to pioneer a new future for rock music....What is clear is that there's a new maturity to Bono's lyrics."49.20586

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very GoodCMJ (1/5/04, p.26) - Ranked #7 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1989"49.04969

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Spin (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[They were] like a dapper, unhinged U2 tripping on classic soul drama."0.3533763

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Entertainment Weekly (p.68) - "WELCOME chases a grander sound, paying homage to expansive '80s icons like the Cure and U2. It's solid, ambitious stuff..."0.3533763

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No Depression (5-6/00, p.114) - "...An impressive performance from one of the heirs apparent to the Nashville guitar throne....covering a lot of stylistic ground, from old-timey mountain music to a blue-grass take on U2..."0.3092043

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Entertainment Weekly (1/17/03, p.78) - "...Sprwling, schizophrenic and intermittently brilliant...the sound of the American immigrant experience...funk-Irish fusion...fife and drums bands, Chinese opera--plus Tuvan throat singing and U2..." - Rating: B0.3092043

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Dirty Linen (2-3/96, p.83) - "...The acoustic backing of previous recordings is replaced here by a wall of ringing electric guitars, organ, and drums that sound like a cross between U2 and the E-Street Band. Miller's passionate vocals have always been closer to rock than folk..."0.2650322

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Rolling Stone (11/28/02, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The result feels surprisingly coherent, both familiar and fresh..."Spin (12/02, pp.44-6) - 8 out of 10 - "...It's an accurate summary of the band's '90s output..."Entertainment Weekly (11/8/02, p.107) - "...U2 issued enough alternative material in the 90's to make this two-CD set worth considering..." - Rating: B-Q (12/02, p.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."Q (12/02, p.131) - 4 out of 5 - "...There are two new tracks. Complex, sprawling and fascinating. 'Electrical Storm' swells with every hearing..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/02, p.124) - "...What this collection reveals, ultimately, is that U2 are the sum of their constituent parts....It's the non-muso element to all this that makes U2 such a human group..."0.2295246

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Rolling Stone (11/28/02, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The result feels surprisingly coherent, both familiar and fresh..."Spin (12/02, pp.44-6) - 8 out of 10 - "...It's an accurate summary of the band's '90s output..."Entertainment Weekly (11/8/02, p.107) - "...U2 issued enough alternative material in the 90's to make this two-CD set worth considering..." - Rating: B-Q (12/02, p.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."Q (12/02, p.131) - 4 out of 5 - "...There are two new tracks. Complex, sprawling and fascinating. 'Electrical Storm' swells with every hearing..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/02, p.124) - "...What this collection reveals, ultimately, is that U2 are the sum of their constituent parts....It's the non-muso element to all this that makes U2 such a human group..."0.2295246

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Rolling Stone (11/28/02, p.94) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The result feels surprisingly coherent, both familiar and fresh..."Spin (12/02, pp.44-6) - 8 out of 10 - "...It's an accurate summary of the band's '90s output..."Entertainment Weekly (11/8/02, p.107) - "...U2 issued enough alternative material in the 90's to make this two-CD set worth considering..." - Rating: B-Q (12/02, p.69) - Included in Q Magazine's "The 50 Best Albums of 2002."Q (12/02, p.131) - 4 out of 5 - "...There are two new tracks. Complex, sprawling and fascinating. 'Electrical Storm' swells with every hearing..."Mojo (Publisher) (12/02, p.124) - "...What this collection reveals, ultimately, is that U2 are the sum of their constituent parts....It's the non-muso element to all this that makes U2 such a human group..."0.2295246

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Rolling Stone (8/30/01, pp.127-8) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...A grand, melancholy stunner in the tradition of Radiohead and Jeff Buckley....singer Jimmy Gnecco has an operatic voice that could make angels weep....chillingly spooky..."CMJ (5/28/01, p.4) - "...If there ever was a band to properly fuse Jeff Buckley and U2...Ours has enough genuine soul to pull it off..."0.2208602

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Rolling Stone (p.59) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] outfits its trademark mix of stylized arena-rock guitars and huge romantic choruses with subtle atmospherics and a bright pop sheen."Q (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Tempering their Bon Jovi-style bombast with chiming, U2-inspired atmospherics, this is music precision-built for vast stadiums."0.2208602

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Rolling Stone (p.59) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] outfits its trademark mix of stylized arena-rock guitars and huge romantic choruses with subtle atmospherics and a bright pop sheen."Q (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Tempering their Bon Jovi-style bombast with chiming, U2-inspired atmospherics, this is music precision-built for vast stadiums."0.2208602

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Rolling Stone (p.94) - "High points include Beth Orton's faithful rendition of 'Sisters of Mercy' and Antony's beautiful, quivering take on 'If It Be Your Will'..."Entertainment Weekly (p.98) - "[The musicians] trade off on the poet's brooding, wry songbook." -- Grade: B+0.1811873

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Q (11/96, p.154) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...1979's commercially-driven WAVE should be noted for many reasons, chiefly its unintended invention of goth-flavoured pop (`Dancing Barefoot') and for marking the turning of a corner into accessibility..."Alternative Press (7/01, p.96) - Included in AP's "10 Essential Women's Rock Albums" - "...Smith combined proto-punk rock with the rich symbolism of her free-flowing lyrics to create a unique, intense listening experience."NME (Magazine) (7/20/96, p.45) - 6 (out of 10) - "...best enjoyed for `Dancing Barefoot,' a song so chilling and spooky that U2's later cover version is their best moment..."0.1766882

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very GoodQ (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FISHERMAN'S BLUES shares the same spiritual rock space as U2's late-'80s work, but with one essential difference: it's rooted in fiddle-driven Irish folk music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] packs class from port to starboard, the singer tapping the incantatory power of WB Yeats, then spitting bile on the dizzying, inspired 'We Will Not Be Lovers'..."0.1766882

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Q (2/04, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he title track thrillingly evoking Bowie's 'Station To Station' and 'Someone Somewhere' rivaling U2 for elegant rock dynamics."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Included in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (11/02, p.139) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Their masterpiece...its teetering, auric grace is undiminished..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.12) - Ranked #8 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1983".0.1766882

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Q (3/02, pp.126-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...That their new-found focus means they sound even more like U2 playing Radiohead covers only adds to the appeal."Alternative Press (12/01, p.92) - 7 out of 10 - "...BENDS-era-Radiohead style modern-rock radio flavors..."CMJ (8/13/01, p.4) - "...A collection of sprawling, almost orchestral pop songs..."NME (Magazine) (3/16/02, p.28) - 7 out of 10 - "...This album remains a graceful achievement..."0.1766882

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Rolling Stone (3/20/03, p.64) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...SING THE SORROW is a dark planet that refracts various strains of rock, from punk to hardcore to metal to mope rock, and beckons everyone to twist and shout along..."Spin (4/03, pp.101-2) - "...Retaining nu metal's most-friendly sonic whomp, the band replace the genre's pervasive despair with open-hearted punk uplift....Even this record's darkest moments sound hopeful..."Q (01/01/04, p.79) - Ranked #23 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[Incorporates] U2's dynamics and Killing Joke's apocalyptic atmospherics..."0.1766882

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Q (2/04, p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he title track thrillingly evoking Bowie's 'Station To Station' and 'Someone Somewhere' rivaling U2 for elegant rock dynamics."Uncut (1/03, p.97) - Included in Uncut's "100 Best Albums of the Year"Uncut (11/02, p.139) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Their masterpiece...its teetering, auric grace is undiminished..."CMJ (1/5/04, p.12) - Ranked #8 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1983".0.1766882

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Rolling Stone - 3.5 Stars - Very GoodQ (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "FISHERMAN'S BLUES shares the same spiritual rock space as U2's late-'80s work, but with one essential difference: it's rooted in fiddle-driven Irish folk music."Mojo (Publisher) (p.119) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] packs class from port to starboard, the singer tapping the incantatory power of WB Yeats, then spitting bile on the dizzying, inspired 'We Will Not Be Lovers'..."0.1766882

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Rolling Stone (3/20/03, p.64) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...SING THE SORROW is a dark planet that refracts various strains of rock, from punk to hardcore to metal to mope rock, and beckons everyone to twist and shout along..."Spin (4/03, pp.101-2) - "...Retaining nu metal's most-friendly sonic whomp, the band replace the genre's pervasive despair with open-hearted punk uplift....Even this record's darkest moments sound hopeful..."Q (01/01/04, p.79) - Ranked #23 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[Incorporates] U2's dynamics and Killing Joke's apocalyptic atmospherics..."0.1766882

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Rolling Stone (2/20/03, p.63) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Longwave break out from the pack with THE STRANGEST THINGS....Longwave are already modern-rock heavyweight contenders..."CMJ (03/17/03, p.6) - "...THE STRANGEST THINGS beams with a vintage soul that strings elements of early U2 throughout, while simultaneously evoking names like the Psychedelic Furs and Joy Division..."Mojo (Publisher) (3/03, p.114) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Bold, stirring and so unfashionable it might just work..."0.1766882

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Spin (p.82) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'The Adventure' is at once seductively sleek and intriguingly complex."Alternative Press (p.202) - "Musically, there's no real gimmick; just lush instrumentation, chunky arena-rock riffing and some of the best anthems U2 forgot to include on THE JOSHUA TREE."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.63) - "[A] bold and brilliant debut...[With] some stunning moments of perfection. 'The Adventure' is a euphoric, soaring anthem..."0.1766882

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Rolling Stone (1/4/01, pp.106,118) - Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Albums of 2000" - "...They sound emotional, intense, sincere and full of themselves..."Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.128) - Ranked #139 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "ALL THAT YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND brought things back to essentials. The songs grapple with morality..."Spin (1/01, p.73) - Ranked #20 in Spin's "Top 20 Albums of the Year [2000]" - "...A warm, relaxed album....Thesis: THE JOSHUA TREE. Antithesis: ACHTUNG BABY. Synthesis: this great record."Entertainment Weekly (12/29/00, p.138) - Ranked #2 in EW's Top 10 Albums of 2000.Entertainment Weekly (11/3/00, pp.79-80) - "...It's as if they decided it was time to write and record an album of very good, extremely substantial traditional rock songs with an underlying inspirational bent....unwaveringly assured..." - Rating: AQ (1/01, p.94) - Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".Q (12/00, pp.116-7) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...U2 have turned the clock back to doing what they used to do..."CMJ (10/30/00, p.4) - "...You are now entering an irony-free zone, where you, too, can get back in touch with the 'real' U2..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.56) - Ranked #84 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "The album defined an unprecedented moment, and sealed the band's place in history."Mojo (Publisher) (12/00, p.102) - "...The performances are sparky and committed..."NME (Magazine) (10/28/00, p.41) - 7 out of 10 - "...Possibly their most straightforward, honest record...modern enough to sound new, but sufficiently evocative of their prime JOSHUA TREE days..."0.1561718

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Rolling Stone (p.172) - 4 stars out of 5 - "This is grandiose music from grandiose men, sweatlessly confident in the execution of their duties."Rolling Stone (pp.152-3) - Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "U2 soar to adult glory with a guitar-driven vigor that hearkens back to 1980's BOY..."Spin (p.64) - Ranked #29 in Spin's "40 Best Albums of the Year" - "An '80s rock band making a great 11th album."Entertainment Weekly (pp.115-16) - "'Crumbs From Your Table' is the type of glorious gallop this band can write in its pub nap, but no one does it better." - Grade: BUncut (p.136) - "[I]t's their most unabashedly strident record since THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE....Though the band rattle and strum with their old '80s vigour, the lines that stay with you speak of a creeping malaise."Uncut (p.76) - Ranked #35 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "[A] brilliantly expansive album and their best since ACHTUNG BABY."Mojo (Publisher) (p.60) - Ranked #17 in Mojo's "The 50 Best Albums Of 2005" - "HTDAAB harmonised post-punk U2 and the modern, humanistic concerns of Bono Inc..."Mojo (Publisher) (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey continue to pioneer a new future for rock music....What is clear is that there's a new maturity to Bono's lyrics."0.1561718

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Entertainment Weekly (1/24/92, p.56) - "...the 19 songs are mostly spare, langorous, and somber...the songs seems to wash into each other....involving and vivid..." - Rating: B+Jazziz (12/91-1/92, p.94) - Picked by critic John Dilberto as one of the 10 best albums of 1992.0.1553034

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Vibe (p.111) - "Demetrio Muniz's arrangements invest these pop standards with a solid sense of hot Havana polyrhythms."0.1553034

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Option (3-4/96, p.116) - "...It's surprisingly listenable from top to bottom..."0.1553034

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Rolling Stone (p.75) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The transcendent 'Bad' is the triumph..."Q (10/96, p.189) - 5 Stars - Indispensable - "...the making of THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE witnessed the first signs of a remarkable chemistry between an artfully analytical producer and a peak-of-powers group....simply sounds timeless..."Q (Magazine) (p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "As the transitional work that propelled U2 into the elite stratospheres of global stadium rock, THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE is aptly named."Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Brian Eno produces for the first time, helping the quartet make the leap from traditional rock group to something more ambient and adventurous."Uncut (magazine) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The Edge's delay unit ceased to be a mere effect and became an instrument in itself, defining the entire rhythm and texture of songs..."0.1546021

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Spin (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Sparta have evolved, with a melodic approach and a postdepression, fist-pumping attitude."Entertainment Weekly (p.72) - "Their third and most polished full-length matches intricate guitar jousting with a melodic stickiness recalling a punkier U2." -- Grade: BUncut (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here's mammoth hooks and meaningful shouting galore here, most effectively on opener 'Untreatable Disease'..."Alternative Press (p.182) - "Behind Ward's expanding register, Sparta finally seem intent on realizing their destiny as an arena-filling, life-changing band."CMJ (p.41) - "The addition of guitarist Keeley Davis...and singer Jim Ward's vastly improved vocal range propel the band's transcendence and rebirth."0.1546021

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Spin (p.100) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The band plays snarling post-punk, sort of like early U2 but angrier..."Magnet (p.98) - "Ironically, some of the best secular music also seeks and uplifts, which makes mewithoutYou all the rarer: an artist with the ability to speak meaningfully to all of us, not just to one sector."CMJ (p.40) - "[T]he twisting two-guitar interplay, palatial keyboards and omnipresent low-end keep things moving..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.48) - "BROTHER, SISTER showcases more of their trademark experimental attitudes to songwriting with time changes and musical break-downs galore..."Kerrang (Magazine) (p.58) - "Passionate, singular...it will appeal to heathens and believers equally as long as they have a taste for the weird and wonderful."0.1546021

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