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Description: 2 2 0 0 There's little in U2's 1980 debut to suggest that this was a band bent on world domination. Indeed, there's a charming, if naive, coming-of-age urgency in songs such as "I Will Follow," "Stories for Boys" and "Out of Control" that may startle listeners more familiar with U2's latter-day bombast and stadium-scale theatrics. Bono's viewpoint, still tantalizingly vague and wide-eyed, showed that his penchant for strident polemics hadn't yet gotten the best of him; his anthems are those of a yearning Dubliner barely out of his teens rather than those of a world-weary multimillionaire. The ban ... (more)
Manufacturer: Island
Release date: 28 October 1980
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0042284229623 UPC: 075679135520
Tags: Post-Punk (2), 1980 (2), Rock (2), (1), U2 (1), Album (1)
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"U2’s debut still bursts out of the speakers with vitality and originality, twinning the Edge’s minimalist guitar figures with Bono’s shamelessly impassioned vocals. Wide-eyed wonder and skyscraping ambition: In many ways, U2 would never stray far from Boy’s blueprint. Standout track: “I Will Follow”"


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Favorite Songs of All Time: 1980-1981 (172 music items)

""I Will Follow""



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