Songs of Ascent, a play on the biblical Song of Ascents, picks up where U2's previous effort, No Line on the Horizon left off and continues their string of showy, new age-y album titles. More importantly, in terms of content, Songs of Ascent is composed of songs recorded during the No Line on the Horizon sessions, but for some reason didn't fit with the tone of that album.
A sort of companion album to No Line on the Horizon, like Zooropa to U2's Achtung Baby, Bono said of Songs of Ascent that it's "a more meditative album on the theme of pilgrimage." So, if anyone's going on a trip, maybe one that involves ascending at some point, U2's got just the album for you.
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