"There's some beautiful writing, musically rather than lyrically, full of arcing, aching melodies. It's one of the best debut albums of all time, I think."
- Bono on the Boy album
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Many musicians have been influenced by the work of U2. There are several cover versions of U2 songs by bands such as Pet Shop Boys, Pearl Jam and The Chimes, and musicians such as Cassandra Wilson, Joe Cocker and Johnny Cash.