COLLECTOR'S EDITION (LIMITED): In addition the the full CD, the COLLECTOR'S EDITION includes a DVD with Making of the Album footage, B Roll in studio, and Acoustic performances of 4 songs. In addition to the CD & DVD, the... more » COLLECTOR'S EDITION features a full color hardback book. The book includes extracts from band members note books, original paintings, illustrations and photography along with quotes and statistics.« less
COLLECTOR'S EDITION (LIMITED): In addition the the full CD, the COLLECTOR'S EDITION includes a DVD with Making of the Album footage, B Roll in studio, and Acoustic performances of 4 songs. In addition to the CD & DVD, the COLLECTOR'S EDITION features a full color hardback book. The book includes extracts from band members note books, original paintings, illustrations and photography along with quotes and statistics.
Karl V. from LAFAYETTE, IN Reviewed on 12/11/2009...
This album is a steaming pile of feces in what could have been a near flawless career. Once the release of a U2 album was something to look forward to. Now it's merely an exercise in waiting to see how the band has digressed even further. ATYCLB had a few shining moments but for the most part is luke warm swill. Critics and fans alike have hailed these two albums as a return to form after the bands experimental jaunt in the 90's.This may be correct, but U2 have dumbed themselves down. The music is now simple and the lyrics painfully bad.If it were in my means I would collect as many credits as possible and purchase every available copy of this album on this sight and destroy them, to save others from this wretched listening experience. I'm afraid that there is no line on the horizon for this once great band, only gray fading into gray.
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Livia C. from GREELEY, CO Reviewed on 2/20/2007...
Love most of the songs. Loaded onto MP3 player and computer so really no longer need the disc. Trying ot downsize my actual disc collection. This was the latest CD for U2 and they really hit it good on this one. So totally worth the effort and money.
"The easy way for longtime U2 fans to bash the current cd is to say that they have sold out. All those of you who claim HTDAAB one of the band's worst cd's are obviously blinded by your pathetic ideals of selling out.
If you judge the product as it is, ignoring the fact that they are on Ipod commercials now you will find a complete GEM. The album is a roller coaster of emotions, it can take you to highs as well as bring emphasis on the low moments of life. "Sometimes you can't make it" is very criticised by so called "old school" fans; what you all don't realize is that this is an gift that Bono gave to himself and his father. It comes from so deep in the heart that we as listeners can feel what he is saying.
Sure, the album has a couple misfires but the overall product is outstanding. Just because U2 has "sold out" doesn't mean a damn thing, and yes I DO believe that the album goes in the same sentence as Achtung Baby, Joshua Tree, War and Boy.
IT IS THAT GOOD!
U2 prove again why they are one of, if not the best band of all time."
3-1/2 stars -- You too can enjoy
Anthony Rupert | Milwaukee, WI | 04/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I noticed that the first two pages of reviews for U2's latest album are almost entirely made up of one-star ratings, and it almost made me sick. But I just want to clear things up for the lovers AND haters of this CD: no, I'm not a hardcore fan of the band; and no, I didn't rate this less than four stars because it's no Joshua Tree or Achtung Baby.
I'm not exactly sure where the title How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb came from, but at any rate, this is a pretty decent album. The album starts out with "Vertigo", which had to grow on me for some reason (and I know this is old news, but...did Bono forget how to count?). Other good songs include "Yahweh", "One Step Closer" and my favorite, "All Because of You". And "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" is a wonderful I'll-be-there-for-you track that doesn't sound so clichéd.
To be honest, though, this album is half-good, half-okay. And there are a couple of missteps. As good as "Miracle Drug" is, it sounds just like "Beautiful Day"; and "Original of the Species" makes no sense at all. Anyway, while this isn't U2's best album, it's definitely not a bomb, so if you're a more open-minded consumer like I am, then you won't be mad that you picked this up.
P.S. In response to another reviewer, "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" is the third single off this album, not the second ("All Because of You" was the second)."
No, U2 have not lost it!
SKV | Canada | 10/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just wanted to add something seeing as the few reviews I did read were rather "blah" for lack of a better word! I think this album is a great album, mind you, like all of U2's albums, it took me awhile to get into it. But thats how it works, they keep mixing it up to keep themselves and the audience on their toes. Not sure about buying this super deluxe edition, but the album is a must for any U2 fan (hardcore or not)."