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U2

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...One of the world’s best-selling music artists in history, as well as the band with the most Grammy Awards (twenty-two), U2 is an Irish alternative rock band, rooted in post-punk, but eventually influenced by aspects of electronic music. Its...

The Pogues

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...The Pogues were a London-based band that broke through commercially in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They initially played Irish folk music but invented and transitioned their sound to what is now recognized as Celtic punk and Celtic...

Enya

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...In the 1980s and 1990s, Enya’s combination of Celtic, folk, and electronic music propelled her to international fame as a singer and songwriter. Born to a musical Irish family in 1961, Enya joined the band Clannad with her older siblings...
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...As one of the leaders of the shoegazing genre, My Bloody Valentine’s heavy, dissonant sound set it apart from other members of the post-punk scene. The band was formed in Dublin in 1983 after Kevin Shields and Colm Ó Cíosóig’s band, A Life...

“In God’s Country”: Spatial Sacredness in U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...U2 has understood the development of their songwriting as being most poignant when something sacred occurs. Similarly, fans of their music often refer to a U2 concert in spiritual terms, where an average stadium is turned into a sacred...

“You Carried the Cross of My Shame”: From Crippling Stigma to Infectious Joy in the Songs of U2

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The human experience of shame has been widely neglected in western theology and culture, despite clearly being a crucial theme in the Bible as well as a significant feature of many cultures around the world. There are many reasons for this,...

Cork

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 123,062 (2000) Cork is the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland and, while it does not enjoy Dublin’s international fame, at the beginning of the twenty-first century a vibrant local music scene...

“Like Faith Needs a Doubt”: U2 and the Theist/Nontheist Dialogue

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...An increasing number of people, particularly in the West, are identifying as agnostic, atheist, or humanist; they have a nontheistic worldview. As the culture becomes more diverse, there is a need for models of engagement where friendship...

Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Marc Weidenbaum

Marc Weidenbaum founded Disquiet.com in 1996. A former editor of Tower Records' Pulse! magazine, he has written for Nature, Boing Boing, and The Atlantic online and lectures on the role of sound in the media landscape. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

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...Extravagantly opaque, willfully vaporous - Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II, released by the estimable British label Warp Records in 1994, rejuvenated ambient music for the Internet Age that was just dawning. In the United...

Divine Moves: Pneumatology as Passionate Participation in U2’s “Mysterious Ways”

U2 and the Religious Impulse : Take Me Higher

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...“Mysterious Ways” (MW) is a significant song in any discussion of the religious impulse in the U2 catalog. Released as the second single on their critically acclaimed 1991 Achtung Baby album, the song has become a staple of U2’s live...