What are we in denial of Gibbo?
As I said before for me it's all 4 of them that make the music, and I was just looking through the collection to find the bunch of weak songs that have ruined all the records over the last decade, but there's really only one or two songs that I feel don't fit in.
Wild Honey (what happened there?),
Love and Peace (but that was fun live).
Get on your Boots/Stand up Comedy (both of which grate on my ears, which is odd because I was excited by the Boots video and guy-liner thing, but as a track on the album it sux! But I've replaced them with the Mercy demo and Winter from the Linear film and that version of NLOTH is one of my favorite records of theirs).
Most of the bands in my record collection have a few songs that I don't listen to, so I don't see a big deal here.
So musically I don't feel they're done. And politically/socially I don't follow Bono's movements so much; he seemed alright on the few short encounters I've had with him before shows.
So Gibbo, what's the problem from your end mate? (I could probably just google Evil Bono and the Luminati, but that may not be what you're on about).