Pop as Paradiso?

From earlier this summer, here is a pretty unusual and interesting reading of U2's Pop as the first step on what the author sees as the band's return to conservative dogmatism and artistic safety. Excerpt: "If Achtung and Zooropa are the Inferno and the Purgatorio (and I don’t think they intentionally are), then Pop is the Paradiso — the boring one full of high-minded metaphysics and moralizing. 'Discotheque' is the only fun track on the album, and this song is interrupted by a reminder that it’s time to get right with the great disco ball in the sky."

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