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Official
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-1037 4988005375575
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-9007 4988005375629
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-9008 4988005375636
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb Digital Media 11
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 782-9 602498678299
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 817-7, CIDXU214 602498681770
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 818-1 602498681817
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (special edition) CD 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 782-8, CIDU 214 602498678282
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 817-8, CIDDU 214 602498681787
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 0249868180 602498681800
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD 11 Interscope Records B0003613-02 602498678299
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Interscope Records B0003614-00 602498681824
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 12" Vinyl 11 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) U214 / 986 817-2 602498681725
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD 11 SSTARCD6897 6009143115033
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (BMG music club release) CD 11 Interscope Records, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. B0003613‐02, D160800 [none]
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Interscope Records B0003613-00 602498681800
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (限定アンコール・プレス) CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-9013 4988005423948
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 12" Vinyl 11 UMC (label of Universal Music UK), Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 817-2, U 214 602498681725
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 602557608205
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb SHM-CD 12 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) UICI-9065 4988031237366
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 986 818-1
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group)
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb CD + DVD-Video 11 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) 981 818-1 602498681817
Promotion
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (deluxe edition) CD + DVD-Video 12 + 6 Island (imprint of Island Records, a division of Universal Music Group) CIDXU214/984 817-7 602498681770

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associated singles/EPs: All Because of You
City of Blinding Lights
Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
Vertigo
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000259092 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/63023 [info]
Wikidata: Q370769 [info]
lyrics page: http://genius.com/albums/U2/How-to-dismantle-an-atomic-bomb [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/U2:How_To_Dismantle_An_Atomic_Bomb_(2004) [info]
other databases: http://www.spirit-of-rock.com/album-groupe-U2-nom_album-How_to_Dismantle_an_Atomic_Bomb-l-en.html [info]
https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/u2/how-to-dismantle-an-atomic-bomb/ [info]
https://www.musik-sammler.de/album/11920/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/c4w6 [info]

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After 13 albums which have sold over 140 Million copies do U2 matter any more? And, more importantly, does a band that has been around for 25 years have the drive to produce another great album? In U2's case the answer is a resounding 'Yes'. I believe a certain Larry Mullen won't allow the band to fade away or to start making dull music. He formed the band and I have the sneaking suspicion he'll be the one to finish it as well.

U2 have never stood still. Musically, everything is absorbed, weighed, modified and if it doesn't fit, discarded. The experimentation of Achtung Baby and the blues of Rattle And Hum testify to that. At the core of the band remains a white hot honest desire to be bigger and better than anyone else. They want to create work that they'll remain proud of for years to come. In How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, the band has returned to a mixture of original raw rock and the epic sweep of The Unforgettable Fire.

Opener "Vertigo" is a summary of the album in one 3 minute hit. This is a sophisticated piece of work dressed up as a rock-out single. Old sounds, new sounds, the bass right up in your face - they've taken all that is U2 and distilled it. It's brilliant. And that level of craft permeates throughout the whole album. There are some genuinely breathtaking moments - "Sometime You Can't Make It On Your Own", with Bono writing about his father, "City Of Blinding Lights" and the beautifully simple "A Man And A Woman". Overall there's a confidence and energy that pushes this release well beyond their competitors and their previous work.

The range of sounds, emotions and joy pumped into How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb make it hard to resist. There are no surprises here and no sudden left turns. They've stuck to what they know and I'm not going to argue with the results. This will be an album I'll come back to and cherish.

Great artists remain relevant regardless of the time and U2 are still great artists working at the peak of their powers.