Out of all the albums released this year, Rolling Stone has named U2’s Songs of Innocence the best. Never mind that the album enraged almost every iPhone user for automatically being included on a software update. Never mind that only old white dudes like U2. Never mind that Wu-Tang’s latest album comes out tomorrow. Songs of Innocence is the cream of the crop.
In what we hope was an unintentionally hilarious description of the album, Rolling Stone notes “Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. put their lives on the line: giving away 11 songs of guitar rapture and frank, emotional tales of how they became a band out of the rough streets and spiritual ferment of Seventies Dublin.”
U2 put their lives on the line! Sure, they were paid $100 million by Apple. But that doesn’t matter! What matters is Songs of Innocence is “emotionally raw rock” and therefore the best album of 2014. Please dear god, let 2015 be a better year.