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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #585 on: June 24, 2018, 11:33:54 AM »
Haven’t done this since SOE came out, so here goes...

Achtung Baby
Joshua Tree - this is my favorite, but I think AB is better as a whole
ATYCLB
War
Pop
Unforgettable Fire
SOE
HTDAAB
Zooropa
Rattle & Hum
Boy
SOI
October
NLOTH



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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #586 on: June 27, 2018, 11:45:35 PM »
Achtung Baby
The Joshua Tree
The Unforgettable Fire
War
Zooropa
Pop
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Songs of Experience
Songs of Innocence
Boy
No Line on the Horizon
Rattle & Hum
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
October

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #587 on: June 30, 2018, 07:59:03 PM »
Achtung Baby
The Joshua Tree
War
The Unforgettable Fire
Rattle and Hum
No Line on the Horizon
Pop
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Songs of Experience
Boy
Zooropa
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Songs of Innocence
October

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #588 on: July 02, 2018, 12:59:11 PM »
October
Achtung Baby
Pop
Zooropa
The Unforgettable Fire
The Joshua Tree
SOE
SOI
War
NLOTH
HTDAAB
ATYCLB
Boy
Rattle & Hum

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #589 on: July 02, 2018, 01:11:08 PM »
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October
Achtung Baby
Pop
Zooropa
The Unforgettable Fire
The Joshua Tree
SOE
SOI
War
NLOTH
HTDAAB
ATYCLB
Boy
Rattle & Hum
To me, it's fascinating to have October so high and Boy so low.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #590 on: August 23, 2018, 10:20:33 AM »
I like doing these, from time-to-time.  So here's my rankings, nearly a year after tunes from Songs of Experience started trickling out.  Also with the benefit of listening to and recently studying their older albums from Boy to Pop, with my U2: Retrospective thing I'm doing.  I'll have to do this again in December.

1.  Achtung Baby
2.  The Joshua Tree
3.  The Unforgettable Fire
4.  Zooropa
5.  No Line on the Horizon
6.  Boy
7.  Songs of Experience
8.  All That You Can't Leave Behind
9.  War
10.  Pop
11.  Rattle and Hum
12.  Songs of Innocence
13.  How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
14.  October

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #591 on: August 24, 2018, 09:06:34 PM »
1 joshua tree
2 october
3 Achtung
4 NLOTH
5  SOE
6 Unforgettable Fire
7 All That You cant
8 Rattle Hum
9 Zooropa
10 Boy
11 Bomb
12 Pop

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #592 on: August 24, 2018, 09:16:48 PM »
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1 joshua tree
2 october
3 Achtung
4 NLOTH
5  SOE
6 Unforgettable Fire
7 All That You cant
8 Rattle Hum
9 Zooropa
10 Boy
11 Bomb
12 Pop

War? SOI?

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The Ultimate, Be-all, End-all list of the Greatest U2 Albums
« Reply #593 on: August 27, 2018, 08:01:47 PM »
Shouting into the void...  ;)
These are grouped in categories of similar affection for the albuma.

1. All That You Can't Leave Behind
2. Achtung Baby
3. Songs of Experience

4. Joshua Tree

5. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
6. No Line on the Horizon
7. Songs of Innocence
8. October

9. War
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. Zooropa
12. Boy
13. Rattle and Hum
14. Pop

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #594 on: August 27, 2018, 08:04:50 PM »
Not shouting into the void. Some interesting choices, with ATYCLB at number one and SOE at three.

Might I venture that you are in your 30s? Am I way off?

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #595 on: August 27, 2018, 09:25:13 PM »
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Not shouting into the void. Some interesting choices, with ATYCLB at number one and SOE at three.

Might I venture that you are in your 30s? Am I way off?
Try 17... when I went to TJT30 I was about 3 standard deviations from the mean in age.

While ATYCLB is weak toward the end, the brilliance of the first 6 songs and 'Grace' make up for it. In the end I chose the heartfelt optimism of those 7 songs over Achtung Baby's cynicism.
SOE is the first U2 album I listened to right after release, and almost all other fans I know love it, so there might be bias there... but on the whole I'd say it's one of their greatest works with a solid flow and almost every track being a big stadium track.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #596 on: August 28, 2018, 05:47:58 AM »
I picked the wrong generation - but I was right in my hunch you were a younger than average fan! I wasn't criticizing your choices (no, not at all) but just thought they were a sign of a younger fan.

I share your assesment of ATYCLB but I haven't given Grace enough of a chance to like it. Will try again. Totally agree those other songs make for a strong album.

I love SOE!! You know other human beings who do too??

What got you hooked on U2 in the first place?

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #597 on: August 30, 2018, 08:57:14 PM »
I really like the idea of clumping the albums. Here's my take:

War
Boy

Joshua Tree
Achtung Baby

Songs of Experience
October

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Songs of Innocence
All that You Can't Leave Behind
Rattle and Hum
The Unforgettable Fire

Zooropa
No Line on the Horizon

Pop

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #598 on: September 02, 2018, 07:49:15 AM »
Clumped in no particular order:

JT
AB

UF
War
R&H
NLOTH

ATYCLB
HTDAAB
SOE
SOI
POP
Zooropa

Boy
October

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #599 on: September 12, 2018, 07:14:49 AM »
1. No Line On The Horizon
2. Achtung Baby
3. The Joshua Tree
4. Songs Of Experience
5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
6. Songs Of Innocence
7. All That You Can't Leave Behind
8. Pop
9. The Unforgettable Fire
10. Boy
11. War
12. October
13. Rattle & Hum
14. Zooropa