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U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« on: December 23, 2012, 01:50:23 PM »
This is the final ranking of U2 albums based on 33 members ranking the albums in order of preference.

1. Achtung Baby (367)
2. The Joshua Tree (323)
3. The Unforgettable Fire (251)
4. Pop (246)
5. Zooropa (235)
6. No Line on the Horizon (216)
7. All that You Canít Leave Behind (205)
8. War (177)
9. Boy (172)
10. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (147)
11. Rattle & Hum (135)
12. October (97)




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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 01:54:35 PM »
Compared to the last rankings from August 2010, both Pop and Zooropa have moved up one position and NLOTH has dropped two positions.  Other than that the other albums retain their positions.

Itís as though NLOTH has found its natural position amongst U2 albums a few years after the initial novelty value has worn off.  Itís certainly dropped down in my ranking of U2 albums since its release.  I now regard NLOTH as a top six album and these latest rankings support that view.


The final ranking from August 2010 is based on 45 members ranking the albums in order of preference.

1. Achtung Baby  (494)
2. The Joshua Tree  (445)
3. The Unforgettable Fire  (350)
4. No Line On The Horizon  (335)
5. Pop  (318)
6. Zooropa  (310)
7. All That You Can't Leave Behind  (253)
8. War  (250)
9. Boy  (243)
10. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb  (201)
11. Rattle & Hum   (190)
12. October  (113)


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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 02:58:16 PM »
Wow, that's a very interesting comparison... that NLOTH has dropped while everything else stays pretty much the same.

The final result doesn't resemble my preference at all. :D HTDAAB is too low for one thing.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 03:42:15 PM »
Fairly close to mine, though htdaab is to low and atyclb is too high

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2012, 04:16:30 PM »
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This is the final ranking of U2 albums based on 33 members ranking the albums in order of preference.

1. Achtung Baby (367)
2. The Joshua Tree (323)
3. The Unforgettable Fire (251)

4. Pop (246)
5. Zooropa (235)
6. No Line on the Horizon (216)
7. All that You Canít Leave Behind (205)
8. War (177)
9. Boy (172)
10. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (147)
11. Rattle & Hum (135)
12. October (97)

yup. that's how i rank those.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2012, 04:56:40 PM »
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Compared to the last rankings from August 2010, both Pop and Zooropa have moved up one position and NLOTH has dropped two positions.  Other than that the other albums retain their positions.

Itís as though NLOTH has found its natural position amongst U2 albums a few years after the initial novelty value has worn off.  Itís certainly dropped down in my ranking of U2 albums since its release.  I now regard NLOTH as a top six album and these latest rankings support that view.


The final ranking from August 2010 is based on 45 members ranking the albums in order of preference.

1. Achtung Baby  (494)
2. The Joshua Tree  (445)
3. The Unforgettable Fire  (350)
4. No Line On The Horizon  (335)
5. Pop  (318)
6. Zooropa  (310)
7. All That You Can't Leave Behind  (253)
8. War  (250)
9. Boy  (243)
10. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb  (201)
11. Rattle & Hum   (190)
12. October  (113)

Very interesting. Thanks for the survey TD!

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012, 07:55:04 PM »
REALLY close to my preferences here. Only a few things- the top two swapped, NLOTH dropped for others but not for me, Zooropa is a little higher, etc.

Still good to see NLOTH as the best 2000s album though.:)

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2012, 08:43:59 PM »
October  :'(

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 11:33:14 AM »
I'm surprised to see TUF's ranking so high.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 01:48:27 PM »
HTDAAB is too high by about 5 spots


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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 02:57:38 PM »
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I'm surprised to see TUF's ranking so high.

i'm not. it's viewed in very high regard despite not being the most talked about album.

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HTDAAB is too high by about 5 spots

ha. yea.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 05:46:04 PM »
Poor October. It seems that the small minority of us who love it are still the only ones.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 06:50:27 PM »
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Poor October. It seems that the small minority of us who love it are still the only ones.

i enjoy it on a late night drive kinda album. but yea the 4 of you are the only ones that i ever hear mention it.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 07:24:20 PM »
I enjoy October but still only ranked it sixth.

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Re: U2 Album Rankings 2012 - The Result
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 10:24:05 PM »
I have a hard time thinking of whether an album from one U2 era is superior to another from another era. For example, among the Boy/October/War block, I like October best. But if you ask me to compare Boy with TUF or R&H with Pop, I will probably just look at you with an expression that says I have no conceptual framework for doing such a thing.