Benjamin made a promise to review every track off No Line on the Horizon, one a day, leading up to the official release on March 3. Whoopsies! Unfortunately, he can’t write about music for a damn as he studied film; it’s all “chiming Edge guitar” this and “propulsive rhythm by Larry and Adam” that, blah blah BLECH. Instead, he’s embraced the new-found experimentation that U2 has clearly found: why review when you can haiku? So put on your crazy boots, ‘cos here comes the next round:
Let’s file this under bitter irony: my sinuses decide to turn on me the day “Breathe” comes up in this little endeavor. Woof. Admittedly, I’m not a cloggy mess, but my sinuses are all dried out and burny. It’s better than being a mucous machine (too much information? nonsense, we’re close at this point, so deal!), but still, it hurts to…wait for it…breathe. Harharhar!
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time for me to find my neti pot. I’m glad I got to share with you my sinus status and another haiku, my dears. Tomorrow, the grand finale: “Cedars of Lebanon”!
As always, you can stream No Line on the Horizon on U2’s Myspace, so you can hear of which I haiku.