Sunday, January 09, 2005

Song of the day: U2/"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own"

The wait is over for U2 fans. The band's new album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, was added to Rhapsody last Thursday, after an extensive period of exclusivity on Apple's iTunes Music Store. While I'm not a fan (*at all*) of the kind of hype this album has received, the song "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" has been on my mind since seeing U2 perform it live on Saturday Night Live last fall. At the time, I was blown away by the Edge's guitar lick at the start of the song, which recalled his sound on some of his best work -- songs like "Some Sort of Homecoming" (from The Unforgettable Fire) and "With or Without You" (from The Joshua Tree). Throw in the emotional content of the lyrics, which Bono wrote about the death of his father, and you've got a winner. Enjoy the music!


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