Let's Get Lost

As part of Brian Eno's Passengers, U2 get a chance to escape themselves.

Aside from "Elvis Ate America," a swampy chant about the King that should have been a B-side, Original Soundtracks 1 is a seamless LP that stands as Brian Eno's most interesting project since Before and After Science. And as far as U2 records go, this may prove a to be one-off: Bono is assuring us that the next U2 project will be "a rock & roll record." Too bad. For a band so interested in transcendence, one would think they'd recognize the possibilities in this current adventure in ego loss.

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