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Are U2 out of their trees - or what?

D 23 January 2017     H 23:59     A Corine/Dead     C 0 messages


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Are U2 on a nostalgia trip with The Joshua Tree tour? And have they returned to their ascetic earnestness of 30 years ago? Our music critic ponders

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by Barry Egan

RevieWing the super-duper deluxe edition of U2’s Joshua Tree album in early 2008, Dorian Lynskey was decidedly downbeat in The Word magazine. "The lyrics haven’t aged well. Like the archetypal bad novelist who opens up with, ’it was a dark and stormy night’, Bono can barely complete a verse without summoning fire, rain, wind and similar signifiers that something very important is afoot."

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