U2 delivers a politically charged, yet still amazing album.
After literally changing the world with their "All That You Can't Leave Behind" album, U2 was faced with the formidable task of creating a follow-up record that wouldn't be a disappointment. "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" was the worth sequel that all U2 fans had been waiting for. While this album doesn't invoke the same level of gut-wrenching relevancy or uplifting inspiration that "All That You Can't Leave Behind" brought us, "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" does manage to bring eleven quality tracks to the table. Whether it's the pop-hit "Vertigo", the beautiful "City of Blinding Lights", the zealot "Love and Peace or Else", or the romantic "Original of the Species", this album manages to capture a whole host of styles and emotions in the way that only U2 can do.