In my opinion yes. I love the hard Slayer type stuff when I need maximum testosterone fuel, but the majority of time I love U2 and U2 style music, think Coldplay.
I recently saw U2 live and was totally and thoroughly blown away. They sounded on the top of their game. The songs from the new album sounded better live which for me is hard to believe.
One, Bad, New Years Day, among many other classics were played to a perfection and power that you can only get from a live performance.
The energy from the crowd was off the scale as well. Hands down the best concert I have ever been to. The last great performance to this level I saw was the Smashing Pumpkins when they headlined Lallapalooza (sp?) in 94.