Monday, November 19, 2007

CD of the Moment: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

Ok, so this album is 3 years old which by industry standards is fairly old. I bought it right about the time it came out but was not really all that impressed with it. Last year (or maybe it was earlier this year) when I was on another U2 kick, I tried listening to it again and once again, was not very impressed. About a week ago, I popped it into my car stereo to give it another try.
Oddly enough, I actually fell in love with it. So here are some interesting tidbits about it.

Title: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Released November 2004 by Island/Interscope.
Recorded in November 2003 through August 2004.
Produced by Steve Lilywhite, Chris Thomas, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Flood, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno and Carl Glanville.
Certified 3x Platinum in the United States and was #1 on the Billboard Chart.
It was ranked Best album of 2004 by USA Today and The New York Times.

Tracks: 11
Vertigo
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make it On Your Own
Love and Peace Or Else
City of Blinding Lights (Bono plays piano on this song)
All Because of You
A Man and a Woman
Crumbs From Your Table
One Step Closer
Original of the Species
Yahweh

My favorite tracks on the CD are "Vertigo" "Miracle Drug" "Sometimes You Can't Make It" "Love and Peace or Else" "City of Blinding Lights" "All Because of You" and "Yahweh"

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