It must be brutally difficult for them to release an album. The timeframe itself has to make it nearly impossible to stay on one cohesive track. I suspect that is what happened with No Line, and why we saw Boots, Crazy, etc. on it. I think bringing in EBW as part of a trifecta that included Mags and MOS, immediately after the industrial sound of Fez-BB and NLOTH, would have been much better. I dont necessarily care for Cedars or Breathe, but in the context of this concept, they worked. I suspect later in the game, after hearing the breakout success of Viva La Vida, they panicked and brought on Boots, Crazy and SUC and hoped for the best. While I agree they need a new, and younger, production team, the perceived failure of No Line likely rests squarely on the much-too-busy shoulders of Bono.