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Achtung Baby always wins best of the 90s polls, so which do you like better Zooropa or Pop?

Zooropa
112 (51.9%)
Pop
104 (48.1%)

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Offline mofospacejunk

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2017, 12:49:12 AM »
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Pop. Zooropa is great, my third favorite U2 album, but Pop much stronger overall. Outside of the title track, Zooropa doesn't have a Mofo or Discotheque.

Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car kicks more ass, I would say

Agree - my first thought.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #61 on: May 03, 2017, 01:08:00 AM »
Pop has stuff that I feel like is more along the lines of songs and music. Zooropa is one of those albums of sounds that can take you places. Very close call, I choose pop.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2017, 09:55:09 AM »
Pop has a much more complete sound to it. Zooropa always had a glorified EP feel to it. (still a great album tho)

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2017, 06:48:51 PM »
Zooropa, on the merit that zooropa is one of their best tracks ever.

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Zooropra is one of U2's most underrated albums . . .
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2017, 01:06:36 PM »
Of course, many would say the same about Pop.  Pop will always have nostalgic meaning for me as it was the first album release I was a part of / aware of and anticipated in the run-up (and Popmart was my first tour).  I was became a U2 fan in the Zoo TV era, but was more catching up on the music and not so savvy about news and current happenings.  Zooropa's release happened before I knew it was coming.

But, all that Pop-era nostalgia notwithstanding, I think Zooropa is the better album (and I'm not a Pop hater-  I like it a good bit -just less than Zooropa).  In fact, I think U2 has four "masterpieces,"  JT, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and Rattle & Hum.   


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Re: Zooropra is one of U2's most underrated albums . . .
« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2017, 07:04:40 PM »
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Of course, many would say the same about Pop.  Pop will always have nostalgic meaning for me as it was the first album release I was a part of / aware of and anticipated in the run-up (and Popmart was my first tour).  I was became a U2 fan in the Zoo TV era, but was more catching up on the music and not so savvy about news and current happenings. Zooropa's release happened before I knew it was coming.

But, all that Pop-era nostalgia notwithstanding, I think Zooropa is the better album (and I'm not a Pop hater-  I like it a good bit -just less than Zooropa).  In fact, I think U2 has four "masterpieces,"  JT, Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and Rattle & Hum.

well plus there was no internet at least not as we know it today to obsess over all the movings and happenings of the band.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2017, 07:17:54 PM »

"Pop" by a landslide, although the "Zoo Station" track is pretty awesome. "Mofo" and "Do You Feel Loved?" are amazing tracks.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2017, 09:02:36 PM »
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"Pop" by a landslide, although the "Zoo Station" track is pretty awesome. "Mofo" and "Do You Feel Loved?" are amazing tracks.

uhhh...you're thinking of Pop v Achtung Baby. Pop doesn't win THAT match up either ;)

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2017, 06:08:50 AM »
Zooropa, son of Achtung Baby or father of Pop?

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #69 on: May 12, 2017, 07:50:19 AM »
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Zooropa, son of Achtung Baby or father of Pop?

That's a good way of looking at it. Then the mother of Pop would be OS1.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #70 on: May 12, 2017, 12:21:46 PM »
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Zooropa, son of Achtung Baby or father of Pop?
Son of Achtung Baby, because it continues from where U2's experimentation left off. Pop isn't experimental, you can argue that it is for U2, but it is very different from Zooropa.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2017, 12:32:00 PM »
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only 3 behind. good.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2017, 04:07:19 PM »
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Zooropa, son of Achtung Baby or father of Pop?

Great proposition!

It's more the son of AB, but you can feel Pop being born in that album.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2017, 04:18:04 PM »
Too close to call for me.

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Re: Which do you like better: Zooropa or Pop?
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2017, 07:29:52 PM »
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Zooropa, son of Achtung Baby or father of Pop?

Great proposition!

It's more the son of AB, but you can feel Pop being born in that album.

I agree, of course Zooropa will forever be linked with AB due to the shared Zoo TV/Zooropa/Zoomarang tours but the break beats and electronica that punctuate Pop are born on this album. Numb and almost all of side 2 could be Pop Lite songs, with Daddy's Gonna Pay having the kind of kick ass beat that drive songs like Mofo and DYFL (just not the lyrics haha).

It's not the most persuasive of arguments but there's enough there for me to run and run and run with this   ;D