My Favorite U2 Albums
Submitted by judge on Mon, 05/07/2001 - 01:46
- 1. Achtung Baby - Like Bowie did for Low, the boys hung out in Berlin and brough Eno on board again. Unlike Low, this album saved all the experiments for songs with vocals. Wild, electric, and scorched, yet a human heart still pounds loud in the middle of it.
- 2. The Joshua Tree - You can hear it in their confidence to tackle the world in a few songs - the band knew they were working on their first masterpiece here, and soon, the world did too.
- 3. War - Young, barefaced, and brash. Every time I spin these great songs of sorrow, anger, and hope, I realize U2 could have named this album, "Ireland."
- 4. The Unforgettable Fire - Moody and dense, but the singles set the silent sea of oil on fire.
- 5. Rattle and Hum - Too large and too indulgent, perhaps, but this was an album about America, you know. Desire is still one of the best singles the band has ever blessed us with. Maybe they should have named this one, "USA."
- 6. Zooropa - Really, there are days I might have penciled this one in at number 4. Even in Technoland, Johnny Cash is still a god.
- 7. Boy - We all followed. Too young, but still post-punk bliss.
- 8. The Best Of: 1980-1990 - For the few that got away on October, and for the revealing disc of B-sides. Still waiting on the second Best Of, though, the one that will allow me to sell off Pop by giving me the 4 or 5 great songs that album hides.