i have not listened to the whole album, the only song that i have been drilling is "sometimes you can't make it on your own" and i have to say that U2 is back - and better then ever.
there is that "joshua tree" sound and bono's voice, that has matured through these years. at the same time, there is plenty of new details that make them ever-evolving and never boring. and more then ever, there are the fine, non-sappy but very romantic lyrics that touch even the toughest big boys.
"Tough, you think you've got the stuff
You're telling me and anyone
You're hard enough
You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight "
~sometimes you can't make it on your own