Newest Review: ... The best part is that the band still consists of all original members. Boy is the first album by the Irish band U2. With this first ... more
U2 - Boy
Boy - U2
Member Name: Misterlak
Boy - U2
Advantages: I will follow is the highlight of the album
Disadvantages: a few songs are less powerfull
U2 is an Irish band formed in 1976 and consists of four members, including Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Adam (bass guitar) and Larry (drums). U2 has been known for more than thirty years, and already started in 1976. The band members met at school and decided to start a band. They have since then grown in terms of music and had influences of rock, alternative rock, punk, dance and pop. Especially in recent years was increasingly criticized for being too much inclined to Pop music and less focused on rock. Eventually, they released 12 albums and more than 150 million albums sold worldwide. The best part is that the band still consists of all original members.
Boy is the first album by the Irish band U2. With this first album as they broke through and went on tour in Europe and America. The album has spawned two singles including I Will Follow and A Day Without Me. The influences on the album are rock and funk. Below is a discussion of some numbers:
I Will Follow
I Will Follow is a powerful song right from the start where the use of the drum and guitar come forward. Soon you hear the raw voice of a young Bono. It is a powerful up tempo song with a good time and speed tricks that makes the song just a little more power. A very good start to the album.
The song Twilight begins with a beautiful reasonably quiet guitar work and after about 20 seconds you hear the drum. They complete each other nicely and soon you hear the voice of Bono. It is a fairly mid-tempo song and rock influences come to the fore. It remains a mid tempo song with here and there some quiet instrumental moments. A nice fairly quiet song.
Into the Heart
Also this song starts with a nice light guitar work and drumming in the background. It is a beautiful beginning, but perhaps a bit too long for only 1.5 minutes after you hear Bono sing. The song is on the slow pace with here and there a slight increase in the tempo.
A Day Without Me
A more powerful up tempo song with especially in the beginning a powerful drumming and guitar work. Bono's voice is louder and the volume is a bit thrown up compared with the previous numbers. Here and there the song quietly then suddenly the tempo increases. A fairly good song, but certainly not as strong as I will follow that sounds a lot more powerful. Again with this number a few pieces with just the guitar and drum.
I must say it is a good album with especially a few strong songs and certainly the highlight of the album is I Will Follow which is a powerful song from the beginning and a wonderful use of the guitar and the drums. Not al tracks are that powerfull but still good enough. It is a good rock and definitely a good debut album. A must!
Summary: U2 - Boy