While we've got our 90s nostalgia in full swing, with reissues of just about every grunge album ever. Now, Ireland's favorite sons are getting in on the era revival – albeit without the Doc Martens and flannel.
Achtung Baby, U2's landmark coming-of-age album, turns 20 in November. The band plans to celebrate the anniversary with the release of a gargantuan box set, which not only includes the documentary film From The Sky Down, but – according to a Toronto Film Festival press conference about the movie on Friday – a tribute album is in the works, with different artists covering each of the album's 12 songs.
U2 frontman Bono broke the news at the conference, and Rolling Stone confirmed that the album features Jack White doing “Love Is Blindness,” Depeche Mode doing “So Cruel,” Patti Smith doing “Until The End Of The World,” and Damien Rice doing “One,” among others.
For a refresher, check out the original album version of "Love is Blindness".
If you don't have this album, find it. Nevermind the giant-claw Apple commercial weirdness of the old men currently posing as U2 – this album is a documentation of the biggest band in the world at the height of their powers. If you're not familiar with it, there's a solid statistical chance that you were conceived to it.
We can undoubtedly expect to see more high-profile names as the release draws nearer, but for now, the idea of Third Man Records' head honcho bringing his Nashville haunt to "Love Is Blindness" is enough to keep us going.