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|1. Beautiful Day|
|2. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of|
|4. Walk On|
|6. In a Little While|
|7. Wild Honey|
|8. Peace on Earth|
|9. When I Look at the World|
|10. New York|
If U2 hadn't used the title already, "A Sort of Homecoming" might have suited this, their 10th studio album. All That You Can't Leave Behind sounds, at various points, like any or all of U2's previous albums, as if the band is sending postcards back from a protracted ramble through previously conquered territories. The euphoric opening track, "Beautiful Day," reintroduces Edge's signature delay-laden guitar, which has been pretty much absent since The Unforgettable Fire. Elsewhere, the gospel stylings of Rattle and Hum resurface on "Stuck in a Moment," and the deranged, Prodigy-influenced dance textures that characterized 1997's Pop crop up on "Elevation." None of which suggest that this commendably restless bunch is running out of ideas. Having spent the '90s making three of the most bizarre and adventurous albums ever delivered by a stadium-rock band (the consecutive masterpieces Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and Pop), it's as if they're now trying to figure out what is the one particular thing they've always done best. Based on the evidence presented here, their forte remains a facility for making the epic statement alongside Bono's increasing lyrical intimacy: "Walk On" and "Peace on Earth" are two of the best things he's ever written or sung. All That You Can't Leave Behind confirms that U2's laurels are still making them itch. --Andrew Mueller
This is not your dad's U2... this disc, while pleasing enough, it unfortunately lacking in authenticity, grit, creativity, and meaningfulness that I look for in an artist... Read morePublished on June 18 2008 by B. Keith
we need it now. And we are pretty close with this album. In my opinion the best U2 album by far. Not a weak track on it with special highlights to be found in "Peace on... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2004 by Harris Macklin
A bland and average set of innofensive rock songs, "All That You Can`t Leave Behind" has little to recommend. Read morePublished on June 26 2004 by gonn1000
Four and 1/2 starts for U2, 5 comparatively to any other music being produced in the 2003/2004 year. Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by Infinite Catalyst
This CD is to good to review.
You don't need to review it, all you need to do is listen to it.
Its great, and their best since The Joshua Tree, and they are back to the... Read more
The music contained in this bunch of songs is the reason why so many younger rock groups are ripping off U2. Some longtime U2 fans may feel this is the groups worst cd. Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Charles Scott Bennett
I might not be a typical U2 fan. My favorite songs from them were not played on the radio. "Exit" is the first one on my list, second one is on this album, "New... Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Guylaine Le Ber
Glad to see you guys are back...keep on rockin!
I have to admit, my first dozen times through the disc, I was not terribly impressed... Read more
WARNING: THIS ALBUM IS THE WORST U2 ALBUM EVERRRRRRRR!!!!!! AND I MEAN EVERRRRRR!!!! i mean what happened to that melodic and flawless tunes from the album "Joshua Tree"? Read morePublished on May 11 2004 by ChimpZilla