Is that reviewer right in saying 'Hold Me' was a reject from the AB sessions. It's definatly good enough for AB and would have beefed up the end section.
I assumed it was a brand new song they recorded for the Batman film in 1995.
It's not a reject from AB. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" was first recorded in the Zooropa sessions and later released on the Batman Forever soundtrack. As for it being a reject, I wouldn't call it that. It just didn't fit on Zooropa. Would you call "Original Of The Species" a reject from ATYCLB?
"Facts" like these just mine the reviewer's credibility. You can write a negative review without making up facts or shifting criticism to Bono's public persona. "Mostly Meandering Mediocrity" is a term that applies to this review as well.