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U2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge's timbrally varied guitar sounds and Bono's expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

U2 formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, they became a top international act. They were more successful as live performers than they were at selling records, until their breakthrough 1987 album The Joshua Tree,[1] which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".[2] Reacting to musical stagnation and late-1980s criticism of their earnest image and musical direction, the group reinvented themselves with their 1991 hit album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour. U2 integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound and performances, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. Similar experimentation continued for the remainder of the 1990s with mixed levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour after their 2000 record All That You Can't Leave Behind. On it and the group's subsequent releases, they adopted a more conventional sound while maintaining influences from their earlier musical explorations.

U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge's Music Rising.

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U2 Reveal Work On Three New Albums | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

U2 Reveal Work On Three New Albums | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com | Sounds of Everything : Music We Love Beyond Languages | Scoop.it
U2 Reveal Work On Three New Albums / Daily rock, metal, alternative, and punk music news at Ultimate-Guitar.Com...

 

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The Black Keys: El Camino | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

The Black Keys: El Camino | Album Reviews | Pitchfork | Sounds of Everything : Music We Love Beyond Languages | Scoop.it
The Black Keys' seventh album features Danger Mouse's strongest production work for the group and a mood that's frivolous, fun, and unabashedly corny.
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Cloud Nothings: Attack on Memory | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

Cloud Nothings: Attack on Memory | Album Reviews | Pitchfork | Sounds of Everything : Music We Love Beyond Languages | Scoop.it
Now a roaring, technically adept band rather than Dylan Baldi's bedroom solo project, Cloud Nothings undergo a total overhaul on their bracing Steve Albini-recorded second LP.

 

Much awaited. Much rewarded.

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Noel Gallagher to receive NME Godlike Genius Award 2012 | Altsounds.com News

Noel Gallagher to receive NME Godlike Genius Award 2012 | Altsounds.com News | Sounds of Everything : Music We Love Beyond Languages | Scoop.it
Noel Gallagher to receive NME Godlike Genius Award 2012 News...

 

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James Blake: Love What Happened Here EP | Album Reviews | Pitchfork

James Blake: Love What Happened Here EP | Album Reviews | Pitchfork | Sounds of Everything : Music We Love Beyond Languages | Scoop.it
This three-song EP features James Blake at his most restlessly playful, exploring new sounds and styles while also expanding on his already varied body of work.

 

More sound warping from 2011's Best New Artist. This is exceptional.

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