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Boy (Rmst)

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Review Text From the outset, U2 went for the big message -- every song on their debut album Boy sounds huge, with oceans of processed guitars cascading around Bono's impassioned wail. It was an inspired combination of large, stadium-rock beats and post-punk textures. Without the Edge's echoed, ringing guitar, U2 would have sounded like a traditional hard rock band, since the rhythm section and Bono treat each song as an anthem. Of course, that's the charm of Boy: all of its emotions are on the surface, delivered with optimistic, youthful self-belief, yet the unusual, distinctive guitar textures give it an unexpected tension that makes it an exhilarating debut. The songs may occasionally show some weakness -- the driving "I Will Follow," the dark "An Cat Dubh," and the shimmering "The Ocean" stand out among the sonic textures -- yet the band's musical and lyrical vision keep Boy compelling until the finish. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Track Listing

Record: 1

  1. 1. I Will Follow - 4:37
  2. 2. Twilight - 4:22
  3. 3. Cat Dubh - 5:46
  4. 4. Into the Heart - 3:27
  5. 5. Out of Control - 4:13
  6. 6. Stories for Boys
  7. 7. Ocean
  8. 8. Day Without Me
  9. 9. Another Time, Another Place
  10. 10. Electric Co.
  11. 11. Shadows and Tall Trees

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Release Date
7/22/08 

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