I guess the fact that there isn't anything on the forum about the new album speaks to just how much Bono irritates people with his self importance.
All that aside, the new album is quite good - and don't let "Get On Your Boots" form your impression of this CD. That song is actually kind of out of place and it one of the weaker songs on the album. The Edge is in full force and Adam & Larry really shine on this one. Hate to tell any U2 haters out there, but this one is rock solid. "Magnificent" is pretty amazing and so is "Moment of Surrender". The title track will take you for a ride and "Breathe" is really cool as well.
I'd give it 4 stars so far, but by the middle of next week I'm sure it will be at least 4.5.