Music: All That You Can't Leave Behind


When a band decides to focus on the craft of songwriting, you know it's coming off a lemon, as U2 is. But Pop was the anomaly in a career that's been dedicated, and now rededicated, to making great rock music. The 11 tracks, produced by U2 veterans Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, reveal a band exhausted with its own irony, and aging, if not always gracefully, at least honestly. Beautiful Day and When I Look at the World are Bono full-voice blasters, while the melancholic Kite and New York are about people who still haven't found what they're looking for. But...

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