I’m growing weary of the U2 iTunes record complaining. I was happily surprised by it. If you’ve got beef, blame Tim Cook. Stop using iTunes. As far as the quality of the music, I think the criticism has been pretty shit so far. I played in a touring rock band that played alongside the likes of Interpol and mostly listen to indie rock, folk, and americana with some beats thrown in, but I agree with a lot of what Fricke had to say. It’s not Achtung Baby, but it ain’t a dog. MP3s are on the way out, Apple’s music service is in clear need of re-invention, Bono should take off the sunglasses, his vocals are a little hot in the mix, but melody and craft wins. And these dudes still get and give a shit about it. I’m ok with musical spam if it sounds like this. There are much bigger digital sins. Get over it.