Give some credit to U2. If you like the U2 song formula, they can deliver. They’ve found their sound and stuck to it since pretty much their formation. Apple’s horrible “let’s force this album onto everyone’s iTunes” marketing approach aside, this album is damn good. I don’t have much to say about this record other than that I’m not complaining about having it forced upon me because it’s really great and the production quality is fantastic.
As far as music genres are concerned, I’m sure most could agree with me when I say that U2 pretty much owns Stadium Rock. If you like U2, then you’ll love it, if not, give it a listen anyway.