Tuesday, February 24, 2009

With a Shout: Celebrating U2

You may have heard of this little Irish band called U2. They have a new album coming out next week called No Line on the Horizon. I'm currently in the midst of writing my review for Christianity Today Magazine.

In the meantime, I'd encourage you to check out the blog of my friend Josh Hurst. Josh has rounded up the thoughts of various music critics as they reflect on U2 and what the music has meant to them. It's a good and inspiring read.

I get frustrated with Bono. I love him, and he makes me crazy with his over-the-top pronouncements. I also don't know of a celebrity, past or present, who has done more tangible good for the world. But reading the thoughts assembled on Josh's blog, I'm reminded again of why the band is so beloved, and why I myself cherish this music.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad that it's you writing the review for CT. How can we get a copy (without subscribing to the mag)?

Andy Whitman said...

Hi, Erik. I'm not sure how one procures a copy of CT without subscribing. Do places like Border's or Barnes and Noble carry the magazine? I honestly don't know. I would think that a Christian bookstore, preferably one that doesn't focus on puppy and kitty posters and Precious Moments figurines, would be another good bet.