Daryl Goh of The Malaysia Star reviewed U2’s latest effort, ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’, impressed with the disc that “kicks hard with ambition and also cuts deep.” Goh writes, “Certainly, U2 cannot afford a weak record and it’s good to note that the band is fired up to the task. More than anything, ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ feels unmistakably U2. Driven heavily by rock guitars, sparks do ignite with the first single ‘Vertigo’ breaking loose with Bono’s impatient ‘unos, dos, tres, catorce’ punk rock kickstart while guitarist The Edge revisits his adolescent Motorhead fancies and charges down the blistering riffs like a bloodied bull. It’s the heaviest, spikiest and snappiest U2 single in ages (barely over three minutes). Suitably rock ‘n’ roll vogue, ‘Vertigo’ flares up like a power station explosion, and those awesome garage guitars should pull a White Stripes fan or two.”
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