My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 44: Saturday February 13, 2021.
- U2: OCTOBER: 1981: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: It’s the old line about having a lifetime before your debut album- then a short period before your second album. 51 weeks after releasing their debut Boy- U2 released their sophomore album October- while its certainly not a stinker- it is a step back. I didn’t get into U2 until album #3 War- but if I can place myself back in 1981 not knowing the future and the rapid rise of U2 after this album judging from the first two albums I would have still had a lot of hope for this band in the future. Mount Rushmore: ‘Gloria’, ‘I Fall Down’, ‘Fire’ and ‘October.’ What was lacking here was the songs.