U2 are back. Band has performed live You're The Best Thing About Me at the Joshua Tree Tour 2017 concert in Indianapolis. Good time to see what's left in concert, right? U2 opens two tracks live and hits Trump on television. Let the hunger games begin, because only one can remain here. With several opposing sides, each from his district, releasing without filter the most diverse sentences, of course irrefutable all of them. This peculiar fan begins at one end with colorist qualifications in a sublime, exalted and superb plan, to progressively moving towards the opposite, where there is only darkness, disappointment, fiasco and even disgust. And there are no half-tints, no gray. In the end, that is fantastic, because any artistic creation aspires to provoke a reaction, either positive or rejection. And it is normal for the world's largest classical band (with permission of the Rolling Stones) to generate superlative phyla and phobias. Of course, as good fans, what U2 fans do not tolerate is that bad reviews come 'from the outside'. That they are perpetrated with outrage manifested by others who do not belong to the tribe, who have never felt the stab in the heart by some subject of the Irish. That is why, on many occasions, the average U2 fan is seen defending the quartet against external agents, even though he himself concedes part of his reason. And precisely for this reason, the most ferocious criticisms arise from the hard core that sustains the group. Because the U2 fan is upset that Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen publish songs that do not live up to their own legacy. 41 YEARS IN ACTIVE. But can a rock group with 41 years active with exactly the same four members now give birth to an outstanding work? Now they're on their way to turning sixty? And another question of more depth: Does the world expect and need another great U2 album? Fans of the Irish certainly expect it and need it. And the group wants to do it, but they do not agree on the forms, because while U2 stands firm in their efforts to play radioformers with a hit to reach young audiences, their usual followers, already talluditos, want something else. We mentioned earlier to the Rolling Stones and we recovered them to remember that their last successful single was 'Anybody seen my baby' in 1997. When Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were 54 and 53 respectively, and the world of pop was very different from current. In those two decades the panorama and the musical tendencies have changed much. And almost without realizing it we find that Bono and Adam Clayton are 57, The Edge 56 and Larry Mullen sum 55. How is it possible that they continue to strive to reach a new generation? Because no one has succeeded at those ages. Compete on lists with Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber? What? U2 belong to the eighties and nineties of last century. There is his true and lustrous legacy. Those who were maturing at that time know this well. And that's why they would like U2 to be more cult, more like R.E.M. at the time, plus The Cure, plus Depeche Mode, plus Simple Minds. Let them follow theirs and pass the charts, go. But these Irishmen are still committed to being commercial, to connect with the milennial chavalería. Anathema! Competing, moreover, with young men and young women who see them as mastodons, as survivors of a bygone era in which artists sold millions of records. Like a bygone era when, in fact, records were made! That is, songs were composed for a disc and then spread on vinyls and CDs that were sold in stores that had to go walking. That said, as Martians from another planet but continue to blow up stadiums around the planet precisely thanks to the songs of those albums. THE WEIGHT OF OWN LEGACY There is no clear consensus when it comes to setting the turning point in the trajectory of U2, that moment when the glorious era is over, but it seems clear that it would be on the album 'Pop' (1997), with its comfortable epilogue back home 'All That You Can not Leave Behind' (2000). Everything that came after is correct, it's okay, with moments certainly high and with his last great hit, 'Vertigo' (2004). But something had changed and the dimensions conquered with 'The Joshua Tree' (1987) and 'Achtung Baby' (1991) were already unreachable. And the tricky thing is that everything new in the group compares yes or yes to those two jewels. Accepting this, logically the new tracks 'The Blackout' (with his muscle noventero) and 'You're the best thing about me' are losing comparatively. The legacy of U2 is mainly 'The Joshua Tree' and 'Achtung Baby' and this return is not up to that. But it is remarkable for several reasons. Mainly it is remarkable because although both songs sound to U2, of course, also there is certain risk. There are complex structures (disjointed some will say, we know), there are interesting arrangements and we even have Larry Mullen Interview.