How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Release Date: 11/22/2004
Released in November 2004, How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb was U2's 11th studio album and their first since All That You Can't Leave Behind in 2001.
With a series of hit singles like 'Vertigo', 'Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own', 'All Because of You' and 'City of Blinding Lights', the album reached No.1 in 34 countries and went on to sell 10m copies. It has the 'wisdom, depth and complexity expected from the durable foursome,' wrote Edna Gunderson in USA Today, 'but there's also some of 1980's Boy power and no shortage of buoyant optimism, still evident today.'
Vertigo, the first single, was released in time to be nominated in three categories at the 2005 Grammy Awards - it won in all three. A year later, the album qualified for consideration and was nominated in five categories - it swept the board again, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. Steve Lillywhite joined the band on stage - and took home his own Grammy for Producer (nonclassical) of the Year.