January 19, 2009 by MK
This is a series based on the very first listen of a highly anticipated song/album. Today, it’s U2’s first single from No Line on the Horizon, “Get on Your Boots.”
In a word, ugh. At the same time, what can they really do at this point in their careers that would absolutely blow you away? It’s certainly not a first single. Doesn’t get the ol’ gander up for the hopeful brilliance to follow. Could almost be a B-side from Pop. I was hoping for something more experimental, similar to the leap they took with Achtung Baby and Zooropa. This is like a goofier version of “Vertigo,” a song I never want to hear [ever] again. Let’s hope this is the exception and not the rule.
2 out of 10