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U2: October (Island)

J.D. Considine, Musician, February 1982

LIKE ALL good Irishmen, I enjoy nothing better than a good talker. At the same time, I share the instinctive Irish mistrust of anyone for whom the words flow too freely. It's that same reaction to glibness that keeps me from being as enthusiastic about U2's second album as I'd like.

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