But can you, maybe, hear the sound of four men sharpening their axes, preparing for a bigger challenge? To leave behind all that you really thought you couldn’t. For ATYCLB can indeed, it seems, do a little wrong. Bono: ‘The album does lack a bit of some of the things that I think our band does [well], some of the anarchic, slightly abstract things; it might be a little too tightly constructed.’ Adamant that U2’s PR is carefully conceived and impeccably polished, this contributor can’t help feeling this modest snippet belies a turning point. Post Elevation, ALTYCB quietly becomes the past, to make way for something new.