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Favorite or best (even if you don't listen to it that much anymore.)

All That You Can't Leave Behind
39 (24.1%)
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
24 (14.8%)
No Line On The Horizon
37 (22.8%)
Songs of Innocence
62 (38.3%)

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Offline andrewau2

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Favorite album since 2000?
« on: December 10, 2016, 07:06:21 AM »
Perhaps for some this will be a "which album do you hate the least?" poll.



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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 07:14:57 AM »
Voted for SOI...believe it or not, I almost voted for Bomb...I really like it, although I know I'm among the few...

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 07:31:22 AM »
In order

NLOTH
HTDAAB
ATYCLB
SOI

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 07:49:45 AM »
NLOTH by a little over SOI

NLOTH
SOI
HTDAAB
ATYCLB

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2016, 08:44:02 AM »
Innocence
Behind
Horizon
Bomb

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 09:20:47 AM »
Despite some crazy decisions and wobbles, I think as wholes, each album has been better than the last since ATYCLB.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 09:43:26 AM »
I think I've had more fun with ATYCLB than any of the others on the list.  It's a great collection of songs, and I am not surprised U2 still mine it for their live shows.  I never really got into HTDAAB but I like NLOTH more than many people here.  NLOTH could've been much better if they'd made it more esoteric rather than trying to put some catchy tunes on it.  The catchy songs on it are inferior to the music on ATYCLB - e.g. the title track is forgettable.   SOI is lyrically the best of the bunch but the music lacks originality.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 09:44:19 AM »
Imagine for a moment if that list was u2's entire discography.....

Shudder!

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 09:45:33 AM »
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I think I've had more fun with ATYCLB than any of the others on the list.  It's a great collection of songs, and I am not surprised U2 still mine it for their live shows.  I never really got into HTDAAB but I like NLOTH more than many people here.  NLOTH could've been much better if they'd made it more esoteric rather than trying to put some catchy tunes on it.  The catchy songs on it are inferior to the music on ATYCLB - e.g. the title track is forgettable.   SOI is lyrically the best of the bunch but the music lacks originality.

NLOTH is supposedly 'too esoteric'.....the mind boggles.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 10:09:16 AM »
Absolutely no choice for me -- No Line on the Horizon.  I listened to it almost daily for two years.  I stopped listening to HTDAAB and SOI, for the most part after a month of two.  And although ATYCLB. is a pretty solid album, it doesn't resonate with me.  NLOTH gives me a certain feeling no other album gives me.  I know what others may think about it, but I don't give a f***.  I'm glad others like SOI-- they can have their 21st century U2 album-- I'll have mine.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2016, 10:16:13 AM »
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I think I've had more fun with ATYCLB than any of the others on the list.  It's a great collection of songs, and I am not surprised U2 still mine it for their live shows. 

Agreed...but personally, I spend less time with it than any of the other albums in the poll. No Line got my vote; it's their 3rd best album ever as far as I'm concerned.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2016, 10:37:26 AM »
NLOTH



SOI










ATYCLB





HTDAAB

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2016, 10:40:39 AM »
SoI.

Cedars and SLABT are the stand-out tracks for me since 2000.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2016, 11:37:41 AM »
I really love "No Line on the Horizon".  As others have mentioned, it has a certain feel to it:  fuzzy, unfocused, but confidently going forward.  It closes rather weakly with the "White As Snow" and journalist/correspondent song, but other than that I find it to be a very solid piece of work.

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Re: Favorite album since 2000?
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2016, 11:50:17 AM »
CoL is for me by far the best song on NLOTH.....it is just a shame that the album is so uneven, so unfocused and had such dogs shoehorned onto it like the abomination that is Crazy Tonight...Will I Am must have been laughing his bo****ks off..


Had the band been brave enough to put more stuff like CoL on NLOTH it would have been a good album.