Thursday, December 16, 2004

Best of 2004

The lists of top albums are just starting to come out...

Allmusic.com

Rolling Stone

CMJ Top 20

Also from CMJ, Year End charts for Albums on College Radio - Rock, Hip Hop, and Jazz.

From Pop Culture Press

U2 Album

I did download the whole album How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb and I must say that I am quite disappointed. The album sounds much more like adult oriented clear channel rock than anything urgent like when they were younger. There were a couple of good songs - Vertigo, All Because of You, City of Blinding Lights, but in general the album falls apart and is not compelling at all. Also just figured out what the iTunes deal for U2 is, and I can say that the Live in Boston album is amazing but by now, you would have most of those other albums. Buy the Live in Boston set and move on to more current music...