I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a lot of flack for this, since most of my Christian friends are huge U2 fans. But let me start out by saying I don't think U2 is the worst band in the world. They wrote some great songs, like "One" (a personal favorite of mine), "The Unforgettable Fire," and "Beautiful Day." I just think they're overrated, and here's why:
1. The Edge plays almost the exact same riff in every U2 song. It's good for a guitarist to have his own sound, but after a while I get bored of hearing the same old chiming guitar sound. Play some lower notes, man!
2. They only do one good album every ten years. It seems like every great U2 album is always followed by two or three crappy U2 album. Achtung Baby was followed by Zoopora and Pop, and All That You Can't Leave Behind was followed by How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and No Line on the Horizon. Hopefully U2 will make another great album in the early 2010's.
3. Bono tries too hard to be the next Mother Teresa. Don't get me wrong, I love it when celebrities try to raise awareness for certain issues. But does Bono have to be a part of ever single charity under the sun? If there's a charity ball somewhere, you're bound to see Bono slithering through with his wrap-around shades.
4. No one knows who the other two members are. Okay, so there's Bono and the Edge, but who are the other two guys? I think one of them is named Larry. Which one is he again?
5. Bono has a prophet complex. Ever notice that every time he opens his mouth--whether to sing or to talk--he says each word as if it's some profound message sent from God to heal the world? Dude, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" might be a great song, but I don't think it's that doggone good!
Am I being too harsh on them?