社会派ロックバンドU2が1983年に発表したサード・アルバム。アイルランド紛争を歌った「ブラディ・サンデイ」を始めとして、様々なレベルでの「戦い」をテーマにした作品。シンプルだが過激なロック 「ニュー・イヤーズ・デイ」「セコンド」「ライク・ア・ソング」「ドラウニング・マン」などを全10曲。 (C)RS

 ・ amazon : War (1983)

The final album of U2’s early period, before the group broadened its sonic palette and lyrical vision, War is a brilliantly conflicted album, sounding martial and majestic while its very purpose is to tear down false idols propped up by politics. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “40” take the subject of Ireland’s troubles head-on, while it’s the subtext of “New Year’s Day,” which is about a sundered love relationship symbolic of a greater division. “Torn in two, we can be one,” Bono pleads, as Edge’s guitar scratches and snarls behind him. Songs such as “Two Hearts Beat as One” and the delicate “Drowning Man” take a back seat here, but they help make War a compelling and well-rounded album. –Daniel Durchholz

 ・ apple music : 03. War (1983) / WAR(闘)

 ・ Google Play Music : War (1983) / WAR(闘)

 ・ レコチョク Best : 03. War (1983) / WAR(闘)

 ・ Spotify : 03. War (1983) / WAR(闘)

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Seconds
3. New Year’s Day
4. Like A Song…
5. Drowning Man
6. The Refugee
7. Two Hearts Beat As One
8. Red Light
9. Surrender
10. ’40’