It is rare to see a critical analysis of popular culture in which love is the organizing principle, and for this alone Johnston and Mackey-Kallis' book is distinctive and meaningful. They take great care to explicate the ways in which agape, eros, and amor are articulated by the Irish rock band in their songs, music videos, social action and performances . . . Along with its distinctive organizing principle, the book's most important characteristic is its transmodern perspective. This philosophical viewpoint argues that the interconnectedness of all things can and should be considered in the analysis of cultural phenomenon. This perspective, which reclaims the spiritual, also allows for the symbolic, the mysterious, the archetypal, and the transcendent. As transmodern critics, Johnston and Mackey-Kallis aim to interpret the songs, performances, music videos, and social action of U2 so to articulate the ways in which the band co-constructs interconnectedness with its fan communities.