We gave it a C+
The world’s best-selling classical artist (which, of course, doesn’t make him the best) returns to his unapologetically romantic and mixed-bag brand of pop. Classical elements are hinted at in lush orchestrations. Emotional content is defined by the title of the gushing opener, ”Melodramma.” Bono recites a sweet poem about childhood innocence. And the sentimental tunes that follow would be ripe theme material for a Disney animated film.