I've listened to this album 2 or 3 times, so expect longer and deeper reflections as I dive into it more. Here are just some quick thoughts.
U2's new album Songs of Innocence has been given by Apple to every iTunes account holder. I had to get over the loud and edgy rock stadium overtones, something I wish they would move beyond, like they've had to with their youth. But the hooks and harmonies withstand the fading glamour. Underneath it all I'm finding an album filled with songwriting wisdom that persists, provokes thought, and points to a sustaining grace greater than any free album.
So, since it is free and already in your iTunes library, I recommend giving it a couple spins. You might find yourself returning to its music repeatedly.