Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Song of the Day: U2 - Drowning Man

Even a U2 hater has to admit they have a number of classic songs, but the reason I'm a huge fan (at least of the pre-2000 stuff) is that they have a number of classic albums, where you can sit through the entire thing without wanting to skip a track. 

War is probably the first of their classics, and of course "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "New Year's Day" are probably the most well-known.  My personal favorite, however, is "Drowning Man."  I really like how the acoustic guitar is featured, and the use of strings is well done.  But the real star here is Bono's voice - the first verse is fairly tame, but in the second, he really sounds strained, and he kills the high notes.  Just an incredible performance.

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