Poll

what is U2's best album?

Boy
0 (0%)
October
1 (4%)
War
4 (16%)
Under a Blood Red Sky
0 (0%)
The Unforgettable Fire
2 (8%)
The Joshua Tree
8 (32%)
Rattle and Hum
0 (0%)
Achtung Baby
8 (32%)
Zooropa
0 (0%)
Pop
0 (0%)
All That You Can't Leave Behind
2 (8%)
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
0 (0%)
No Line On The Horizon
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 25

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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 06:21:36 AM »
I knew it.  I knew I'd be the only vote for October.  War and then Joshua Tree would be my next picks, but October just does something to me.

Still not as good as Stryper.   ;)
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2010, 11:08:31 AM »
I knew it.  I knew I'd be the only vote for October.  War and then Joshua Tree would be my next picks, but October just does something to me.

Still not as good as Stryper.   ;)
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2010, 01:46:12 PM »
I'm seeing U2 on November 26.  It will be my 3rd concert but my first since Zoo TV.  U2 were my favourite band growing up.  Maybe less so now, but I still really like them, and I liked their new album.

1.  Achtung Baby
2.  Joshua Tree
3.  War
4.  No Line On The Horizon
5.  Pop
6.  All That You Can't Leave Behind
7.  The Unforgettable Fire
8.  How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
9.  Boy
10. Rattle and Hum
11. Zooropa
12. October

Grew up listening to U2, R.E.M. etc, but I haven't really been paying attention since 'Pop'. So I would go

1. Achtung Baby.
2. The Joshua Tree (Some really good b-sides to this album).
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2010, 04:58:43 PM »
Tough choices, but I gotta go with Joshua Tree.

It was the first CD I ever bought, and the only one I owned when I got my first job. I played it (on shuffle) 8 hours a day for a couple of months and still love it.
I can't picture another album surviving through that.
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2014, 03:43:58 AM »
Late to this party, Achtung Baby has my vote, but how about Top 5 Songs from Nobodyís Favorite U2 Record:

1. Please ... utterly sublime sequel to Sunday Bloody Sunday (and something more), and utterly missed because it's on a record called Pop  ::)

So you never knew how low you'd stoop to make that call
And you never knew what was on the ground until they made you crawl
So you never knew the heaven you keep, you stole
Your Catholic blues, your convent shoes
Your stick-on tattoos, never making the news
Your holy war, your northern star
Your sermon on the mount from the boot of your car




2. Moment of Surrender Ö this verse just makes me wish I could go back 20 years and say ďsorryĒ

The stone was semi-precious
We were barely conscious
Two souls too smart to be
In the realm of certainty
Even on our wedding day

We set ourselves on fire
Our gods would not deny her
Itís not if I believe in love
If love believes in me




3. The Wanderer Ö written especially for, and performed with, Johnny Cash (right before Rick Rubin re-discovered him as a cool folk artist)

I went drifting through the capitols of tin
Where men canít walk or freely talk
And sons turn their fathers in
I stopped outside a church house
Where the citizens like to sit
They say they want the Kingdom
But they donít want God in it




4. God Part II ... a taste of what was to come

Donít believe the devil, donít believe his book
But the truth is not the same without the lies he made up




5. Party Girl Ö those silly b-sides

I know a girl, a girl named Ö

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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2014, 03:56:37 AM »
A band I find it impossible to care about. If they had a good single that was fine at the time but generally I think "so what" about them. Manufactured overwroughtness generally.
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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2014, 04:14:30 AM »
A band I find it impossible to care about. If they had a good single that was fine at the time but generally I think "so what" about them. Manufactured overwroughtness generally.

I was there.  4/7/1992, Austin, TX.  The night U2 showed the Pixies how its done  8)
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2014, 04:50:21 AM »
Yes that must have been a sight to see. We don't have the same taste in music. That's cool.
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2014, 09:29:11 AM »
U2 has never really been a band who's music I actively seek out on my iPod - however - I will drop everything to see them live. They are showmen. Period.
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Re: Best Album: U2
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2014, 10:15:46 AM »
Yes that must have been a sight to see. We don't have the same taste in music. That's cool.

Don't get me wrong - I liked the Pixies alright, but as much as I'm more of a Frank Black kind of guy (e.g., his 1993 record is on my top 5 of that year; but the Breeders, not so much) and Trompe le Monde was more Black than anyone else, the band was really on their way down at that point and really flat at that show.  (Didn't the Pixies implode after that?)  Meanwhile, it was the beginning of ZooTV, which was really like nothing else seen at that time (although if look closely enough, there seems to be a few distinct elements borrows from the Monkeys' Head).
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