The new U2 albums goes on sale today.Â I was lucky enough to get a copy of it last week, but will be walking in a store to buy the CD so I can have a physical copy.Â And besides, I just feel like it’s the right thing to do.
Out of all the reviews online, two stand out the most.
The first review is a theological review of the new album.Â Here’s a sample:
If the title No Line on the Horizon refers to a yearning for the removal of the barrier between heaven and earth, then I assume it is evoked from Jesusâ€™ prayer to his Father, â€œYour will be done on earth as it is in heaven.â€ It is an idea displayed in visual form on the albumâ€™s cover, which is a photograph of a blurred line where the ocean meets the sky, and an â€œequalsâ€ sign over it (â€¦on earth as it is in heaven). The theme certainly would fit within the larger context of Bonoâ€™s theology of eschatological tension (the â€œalready / not yetâ€ reality of Christâ€™s Kingdom), so poignantly painted in the scenes of Sunday Bloody Sunday and many other examples.
You can read that full review here.Â I especially appreciated the part about grace.
And the other review comes from the Telegraph:
“Let me in the sound” is a repeated lyrical motif (showing up in three songs, including current single ‘Get On Your Boots’). The theme of the album is surrender, escaping everyday problems to lose (or perhaps find) yourself in the joy of the moment.
Once I figured out the meaning behind “Let me in the sound” I was left with a smile on my face.Â I’ll leave that open to interpretation.