Yeah, the title could refer to the first few weeks of the Obama administration but, unfortunately, it is referring to the 30 second clips of the new U2 album, “No Line on the Horizon” that leaked today. After all of the hype of this album, I’m afraid I may have gotten my hopes up too high. I loved the last two albums but they haven’t aged well. There was nothing to dig into. The clips of the new one sound like, well, U2. That’s not a bad thing but it’s also not what was being sold by all of the press outlets who have reviewed the album thus far. Granted, you can’t judge an album from 30 second song clips but consider my expectations lowered. Maybe that’s a good thing?
U2’s performance at the Grammys last night was pretty fun though – even if the sound mix and Bono’s timing were terrible.