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”

U2 - “Rattle & Hum”

The boys tour America with U2’s 1988 studio/live combo album, “Rattle and Hum.” Jonathan can’t remember the names of the singers for AC/DC or Guns ’n Roses, and Steven accuses U2 of theft. The next episode will cover “Achtung Baby.”

Intro music: “Love is Blindness” by Jack White
Outro music: “Sunday Bloody Sunday [Live]” from “Rattle and Hum” (film)