Apparently, according to Brant Hansen, the album features some "soaring, chime-y guitars" and anthemic choruses.
He likes that.
"Yep, it's pretty awesome...again," he says. "I can't help it. I'm sorry."
Hansen listened to the whole awesome album, and read all the awesome lyrics. It turns out, on this album, U2 uses a lot of allusions to Jesus-centered spirituality.
"I really like 'Magnificent', in particular, lyrically. But there's a LOT of good stuff here. Bono does say the word 'shitty' once, but he's Irish, so it's okay, because in Ireland, it just means 'crappy', which just means, 'poopy', if you think about it."
"I really, really like it. I predict it will sell millions of copies, not get played on Christian radio, and 'worship bands' will do 'special music' numbers with the songs. That's what I predict."
When asked if he would listen to it repeatedly for the next 20 years, drive it into the ground for everyone around him, learn the songs on guitar, sing them all with annoying not-quite-Bono affectations, and pretty much find all other bands inferior, forever, he replied, "That is my plan."
This U2 album comes with pictures, including several of the band not looking at the camera.