U2 is without a doubt, the world’s biggest rock band and has been for quite some time. But having released their thirteenth studio album entitled Songs of Innocence, are the boys from Dublin on their last legs? It’s been 38 years since Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr formed the band U2 and it’s easy to hear that they are older men in their most recent album. Lyrically speaking, U2’s long from what they were with How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and albums prior with many of their new songs treading on old ground. Many have said U2 seemed to be aiming for a “one-size-fits-all” structure to their recent album, but I somewhat disagree. Songs like The Miracle (of Joey Ramone), California (There is no End to Love) and Cedarwood Road gives some new depth to U2’s incredibly large range. I question the unusual release method through Apple which U2 experimented with which led to criticisms from other music icons. Releasing their album for free was heavily criticised from rockers such as Iggy Pop and Patrick Carney from The Black Keys. However, it shows that U2 love to shake up the system and try new things like the iconic 360 tour. It’s been a long time since U2’s debut album Boy was released, but with Songs of Experience and Songs of Ascent expected for a potential 2015 release, I think the Irish rockers have got another tour and a lot more musical talent to share with the world, before they call it quits.