U2: Good or Bad?
It's time for another one of q's patently polarizing Good or Bad debates. On trial this time: U2 — the seasoned rockers who don't shy from the title of biggest band in the world.
Fronted by shade-wearing lead singer Bono, U2 is emotionally epic and resonant to some, but bombastic and past their prime to others.
Guest host Piya Chattopadhyay checks in with two passionate debaters:
- Arts journalist and superfan Marsha Lederman argues the pro side. She's armed herself with stats, stories and stirring lyrics.
- Music critic and resolute rabble rouser Jim DeRogatis takes the con side. He argues that the band's "go big" gusto doesn't serve them when they suck.