U2 - “Songs of Experience”

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The moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, so it must finally be time for the boys to finish up with U2 by discussing their final-to-date studio release, 2017’s “Songs of Experience.” The next episode will cover Kanye West’s “Ye.”

Music (all from “Songs of Experience”): “Love is all We Have Left,” “Lights of Home,” “Get Out of Your Own Way,” “American Soul,” “The Little Things That Give You Away,” “Red Flag Day,” and “The Blackout”

U2 - “Songs of Innocence”

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The boys are finally back in town, and they’re here to discuss U2’s surprise 2014 release/mandatory Apple gift “Songs of Innocence.” The next episode will cover “Songs of Experience.”

Music (all by U2 and from “Songs of Innocence”): “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone),” “Iris (Hold Me Close),” “Raised by Wolves,” “Sleep Like a Baby Tonight,” and “This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now”

Side notes:
1. My computer ate the “No Line on the Horizon” episode; we talk about it briefly at the start of this episode. 2. We are aware of the sound quality. Steps are being taken—only 1 more episode sounding like this, and it should drastically improve. Please accept management’s apologies, and this fruit basket. 

U2 - “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”

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The boys try to demilitarize rock-n-roll with U2’s 2004 album “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.” Come for the music discussion, stay for the Robert Rodriguez oeuvre digression. The next episode will cover “No Line on the Horizon.”

Music (all by U2 and from “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb”): “Vertigo”; “Miracle Drug”; “Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own”; “Original of the Species”; “Love and Peace or Else”; “Crumbs from Your Table”; “One Step Closer”; “Fast Cars”; and “Yahweh”

U2 - "All That You Can’t Leave Behind"

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The boys take inventory with U2’s 2001 album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind.” Jonathan wants to rearrange things for the band, and Steven gets hot and bothered about Tomb Raider. The next episode will cover “How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.”

Music (all by U2 and from this album): “Elevation”; “Beautiful Day”; “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”; “Walk On”; “Kite”; and “Grace”

Kanye West - “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

The boys check out arguably the peak of Kanye West’s career thus far (though one of them disagrees about that, incorrectly), 2010’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Also, John Wick 2 for some reason and Jonathan learns some startling news about Bon Iver. The next episode will cover the Jay-Z/Kanye hot collabo, “Watch the Throne.”

Intro/outro music: “Overexposed,” by Matt & Kim

U2 - “Zooropa”

There comes a time in every music fan’s life when they must listen to U2’s 1993 album “Zooropa.” The boys have Opinions™ and are united in a way never before seen on this show. The next episode will cover Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.”

Music (all by U2 & from “Zooropa”):
“Zooropa”
“Numb”
“Stay (So Far Away, So Close)”
“Dirty Day”
“The Wanderer”