Clueless Music Review
This Time review of U2's new album has to be one of the most clueless ever:
The trouble begins with "Magnificent," another catchy, thunderous love song out of the recent U2 playbook. At least it seems that way until the arrival of the portentous line "I was born to sing for you/ I didn't have a choice but to lift you up/ And sing whatever song you wanted me to." Delivered with an ambivalent growl by one of the most famous men in the world — one who got that way by being a singer of songs and lifter of souls — it suddenly sounds less like a love song and more like a grievance. . . . .It's impressive that the reviewer managed to miss such glaringly obvious religious allusions. Indeed, U2 hasn't been as unabashedly religious (without the doubt and struggle seen in songs like "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For") since the early 1980s.
[I]n a moment he will probably regret, [Bono] impersonates your office IT guy ("Restart and reboot yourself") on a ham-fisted attempt at life-coaching.