Archive for The Edge

It Might Get Loud

Posted in News with tags , , , on August 14, 2009 by 30daysout

A new documentary about three rock guitarists … the trailer makes it look awesome.

More clips available here.  I recommend the fourth one.

It Might Get Loud official website

Review: “No Line On The Horizon,” U2

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by 30daysout

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Quite a few people have been eagerly anticipating U2’s No Line On The Horizon, particularly because it’s been five years since the Irish uber-rock band released their last studio effort.  And this new album is pretty good; at times it’s “Magnificent” (to steal the title from one of the highlight songs) but falters a bit in the middle.

The good news first: U2 has reunited with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, the producers who helped them to their greatest successes (The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire, etc.).  Although the band recorded some music with Rick Rubin, they have shelved that work in favor of a more textured sound with Eno-Lanois.  The first four songs are brilliant: from the title track that kicks off the album to the radio-ready “Magnificent” and “Moment Of Forever” and the breathtaking Edge guitar solo that closes out “Unknown Caller.” 

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