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Offline eddyjedi

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Which album has the best title?
« on: December 09, 2012, 01:42:17 PM »
Which album title reflects the mood and songs on the album the best? I'd have to say The Joshua Tree.



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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 02:16:07 PM »
My initial response was The Unforgettable Fire because there's just something about it. Really, though, all the titles fit their albums well. LOVE me some U2! :)

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 02:18:03 PM »
War. It's a very militaristic album in sound.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 02:43:27 PM »
POP

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 02:59:29 PM »
I like The Joshua Tree too. Most original goes to Zooropa though.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 03:26:26 PM »
Can't disagree with any of these.

So, now I wonder who picks the titles? Is that in any of the books? I have not come across that yet.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 03:36:36 PM »
I think Achtung Baby is the perfect title in many ways.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 04:01:20 PM »
Boy and War both sum up their respective albums perfectly. That makes them the best to me.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 04:19:25 PM »
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Can't disagree with any of these.

So, now I wonder who picks the titles? Is that in any of the books? I have not come across that yet.
I assume the band chooses them together. Maybe "Oh, that would be a great album title! Who wants to call it that?"

Zooropa, Pop, and The Joshua Tree are my favorite titles. War sums the album up the best. So does Pop.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 04:34:23 PM »
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Can't disagree with any of these.


it is true that U2 picks awesome album titles
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me favorite: Achtung Baby

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2012, 04:38:45 PM »
War does it best when summarizing the album as a whole.

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2012, 08:05:21 PM »
I think that All That You Can't Leave Behind fits pretty well

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 08:14:40 PM »
Ditto on the War comments.

I'm just glad U2 has not made a self-titled album.  It disappoints me when artists do that, for no other reason than I feel an album title can let the band add an extra bit of creativity. And when the title's not directly connected to a song or lyrics, I enjoy trying to figure out why the album received that name (or, when the title is a little lyrical snippet, I get super excited when I make that connection...I'm very bad at understanding lyrics so it's a big deal to me :P).

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 12:06:15 AM »
All That You Can't Leave Behind

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Re: Which album has the best title?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2012, 06:31:22 AM »
The worst is how to dismantle an atomic bomb, though.