always AB bbut also NLOTH wither either POP or ZOOROPA or UF,depending on my day & how i fell but love NLOTH it hasent been of cd player since the day it came out,i carnt understand peoples problem with it.but then again i am not to fond of HTDAAB not one i would listen to in a hurry but it does have some good songs,also feel ths same about ATYCLB but these are just my opion.
You're not alone. A lot of people like No Line and rank it among the band's top 4 albums, even if a lot of those people (myself included) analyse and critique certain tracks or aspects of it to death. There's a reason it was the top-selling rock album of 2009.
NLOTH was one of the best selling albums (an achievement that carries nowhere near the clout it did 15 years ago...kids dont buy albums anymore) because there are millions of fans, like myself, that will buy ANY album with U2 on the cover. That fact alone guarantees a U2 album will be one of the biggest selling albums of the year, regardless of whether it is good or not. NLOTH, however, is U2's last free pass from me, and Ive been buying u2 albums on the day of release for 2 and half decades.
There's no doubt that the U2 legion add to the sales. There's also no doubt that a heck of a lot of people bought the album because they like it; hence, happyme is not alone in his/her taste.
I was exactly where you are after All That You Can't and How to Dismantle. But after listening to the No Line tracks, I gladly went out and bought the CD. For me, it ranks right up with U2's best 80s albums, but a step below their 90s output.