Okay... why the hell not?
2. The Unforgettable Fire
4. Actung Baby
5. The Joshua Tree
Looks like I'm one of very few people who remotely likes Zooropa. Go fig...
Edited by bong - 1/4/12 at 12:38pm
(Two years later, again)
Hello there, living stones
Passengers / Original Soundtracks 1: Best U2 album in my opinion. Totally fell in love with this one, specially "Miss Sarajevo", "United Colours", "Theme from lets go native"... Brian Eno has done an amazing work with U2 here.
"Boy" Because I saw them on that tour when the first album came out. It was in a club off of Northwest Highway in Dallas called Cardi's and only about 200 people were there. They were touring in a Ford van. The Edge broke his guitar into pieces ala The Who and several of my friends got pieces of it. That's the first time I saw U2. On the "Boy" tour of the U.S. 1981...
1) The Unforgettable Fire
2) The Joshua Tree
3) Achtung Baby
7) How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
8) All That You Can't Leave Behind
9) No Line On the Horizon
The Unforgettable Fire flows well. It's a true cohesive album. There's some kind of mystery to it that I've never been able to completely solve. It always keeps me coming back. I've never tired of it, the way I tired of some of the other more hyped U2 albums. Zooroppa is the only U2 album that I flat out don't like. Pop is very uneven.
1) Zooropa. I just like it... The first seven songs or so are great to me.... zooropa, Babyface, Lemon, numb, Dirty Days, Stay in particular is my favourite of the album.. The only song I really dislike was the wanderer
2) Joshua Tree. My intro to U2 and it has some greats..... my favorite is exit.
3) Achtung Baby. Good album has a nice mix of energy and a bit of soul.
4) Rattle and Hum. Liked the mix of live performances and studio songs. Good energy.
The newer and older stuff just didnt grab me that much
Yes! War is it for me too. When they were still raw but more cohesive than Boy or October.
Joshua Tree had it moments but by this time they were getting too mainstream for me. This was the beginning of the end.
Actung Baby was great and they seemed to be back on track for some great stuff in the future. However this should have been their last album. Didn't care for anything after that. I sold POP 3 days after I bought it. Yeesh!
A couple of years ago I was talking music with a young guy at work and he asked me how old I was. I kid you not, my answer was "Old enough to remember when U2 didn't suck."
I've loved U2 since the early 80's. I really wish I could defend them from the "sucking" comments but I can't. U2 ceased to be a band many years ago, and became a corporate entity. Their true inspiration seemed to die in the "Achtung Baby" era. They've made a couple decent albums since, but even then, it's just a talented group of musicians going through the motions. I cringe now, watching them try to stay relevant. I wish they'd just quit and try and preserve what's left of their legacy.