Poll

Choose your least favorit album

Boy
12 (24.5%)
War
9 (18.4%)
Unforgettable Fire
4 (8.2%)
Joshua Tree
0 (0%)
Achtung Baby
0 (0%)
Zooropa
3 (6.1%)
Pop
5 (10.2%)
NLOTH
16 (32.7%)

Total Members Voted: 46

Voting closed: February 19, 2013, 08:52:10 PM

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Offline JTBaby

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Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« on: February 13, 2013, 08:52:10 PM »
Tougher to decide now.

NLOTH.




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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 08:55:35 PM »
oh yea my least favorit is NLOTH today. Probably be Pop in a week, they switch places in my rankings sometimes

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 09:15:14 PM »
Boy.

Offline AchtungPop

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 10:00:17 PM »
Going with "Boy" again.

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 11:52:38 PM »
NLOTH doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the other albums on this list.

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 02:19:54 AM »
War again

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 04:34:42 AM »
Boy again.

Offline _acrobat

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 04:42:51 AM »
Boy. I don't dislike it, it's just all the others are better.

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 06:06:38 AM »
NLOTH, but I don't mind it.

Offline Swimming Sorrows

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 08:57:41 AM »
Sticking with Boy.

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 09:15:01 AM »
Surely NLOTH will go this time

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 09:45:34 AM »
NLOTH.

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 09:45:50 AM »
War!

What is it good for?

...Some stuff but not all that much really.

I continue to be fascinated with the disparity between this and when the board ranked its favourite albums a while back. It seems to me you can broadly divide up their albums in fan opinion into four groups: (In no particular order in each group)

1) The "Greats" - AB and JT
2) The "Really Goods" - TUF, Zooropa, Pop
3) The "Good" - Boy, War, NLOTH and ATYCLB
4) The "Poor" - October, Bomb, R&H

The top tier of albums are always the last men standing. The bottom tier are always the first out. What I find interesting here is that when we did the "Album Rankings", NLOTH and ATYCLB both came in the very middle, but when we vote by Least Favourite, they're going out immediately after the most universally disliked albums. That suggests to me that they are very polarising- i.e. Quite a lot of people like them, but the people who dislike them really dislike them. As opposed to War and Boy, which do worse in absolute rankings but survive a bit longer here because they're more inoffensive and thus polarise opinion less.

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« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 09:52:29 AM by The Unknown Caller »

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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 10:09:12 AM »
War.

I think NLOTH is a better all-round album than War or Boy, but I think people have a sentimental attachment to War and Boy because they're from U2's early years.


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Re: Least favorite U2 album - Round 4
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 11:54:36 AM »
If NLOTH goes out before Boy, I will be very sad. Boy is essentially generic amateur filler.