The legendary Irish rockers U2 are hard at work on their 12th studio album. Rick Rubin was the band’s producer for their new album but not anymore. U2 and Rubin wrote and recorded a handful of songs for the new album. U2 has decided that Rubin’s style of recording wasn’t what they wanted so the band ended up throwing all the songs Rick Rubin did with them in the trash.
The band hired Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois to produce the new album instead, they titled the album “No Line On the Horizon” which seems to be the current title at this point. They’re using Brian and Danny to see how it would go with them.
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If you know Rick Rubin’s style of producing, Rick like to bring the old sound of legendary artists back. Rick probably tried that with U2 to try and bring the classic U2 sound back but I guess U2 didn’t want that direction. The band made it clear in the article the band wants to move forward in their music, not backwards.
Rick Rubin brought back the classic sound of Metallica, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, etc. U2 continues to evolve into new sounds every album.
This is why I dig U2 and why I admire this legendary band ’cause you never know what they are going to do next. They’re an unpredictable band. You’ll never know what their style of music will be on their next album. I just hope and pray that U2’s next album will be energetic and rocking. I hope they stay away from electronica and pop/rock. I think U2’s “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” is their best new album. That album has a classic U2 feel.
“How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb” their latest was ok and pretty good but nothing all that great.