I guess it figures you'd say that it would sound like U2. try Eno's Here Come The Warm Jets. try the guys who influenced Eno. Cluster!
The Kinks were such a bitter band. But Ray Davies was brillian being able to make fun of the Beach Boys and write a song about his sister and her husband Arthur moving to Australia.
Did you try it? Vodka Mojitos are very delicious. I'm not a big rum fan, and having both, the vodka one is a lot more refreshing.