Archive for November 22nd, 2004

Dizzy from “Vertigo”

Nov 22, 2004 in Music

U2’s new album is coming out this week, and I have to say that this is the first time a band has made me sick of their new song before the album even comes out.

The song “Vertigo” has been inescapable. You can’t watch TV without seeing the iPod commercial featuring it. You can’t flip by a music channel without seeing the video. And thank God I’m not forced to be anywhere near a radio.

Why can’t they just take a cue from REM, and just fade off as a fondly remembered, but largely irrelevant band that still does albums and tours from time to time. I don’t recall REM’s new single being shoved down my throat (Yes, they do have a new album out.)