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Offline LToy

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Re: Rank U2's albums (since 2000)
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2018, 03:42:29 PM »
I was about to start a new thread but instead I want to to respond to this topic with ranking just the albums released since 2000.

My own ranking
  • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
  • Songs Of Experience
  • Songs Of Innocence
  • All That You Canít Leave Behind
  • No Line On The Horizon

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2018, 03:32:11 AM »
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I was about to start a new thread but instead I want to to respond to this topic with ranking just the albums released since 2000.

My own ranking
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Songs Of Experience
Songs Of Innocence
All That You Canít Leave Behind
No Line On The Horizon

It's nice to see since the forums re-opening that HTDAAB actually has a fan base.

I personally liked the album and also think it's their best album since 2000.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2018, 04:06:18 AM »
You aren't alone. My initial ranking had it as my #4, but after a recent listen, I'd say it's my #3 with Zooropa dropping down one spot.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2018, 12:34:15 PM »
Joshua Tree
Achtung Baby
War
Boy


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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 01:31:02 PM »
1. PoP
2. Achtung Baby
3. Songs Of Experience
4. All That You Can't Leave Behind
5. October
6. No Line On The Horizon
7. The Passengers
8. Zooropa
9. The Joshua Tree
10. War
11. Rattle And Hum
12. Songs of Innocence
13. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
14. The Unforgettable Fire
15. Boy

Offline KenKaniff

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 07:06:51 PM »
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1. PoP
2. Achtung Baby
3. Songs Of Experience
4. All That You Can't Leave Behind
5. October
6. No Line On The Horizon
7. The Passengers
8. Zooropa
9. The Joshua Tree
10. War
11. Rattle And Hum
12. Songs of Innocence
13. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
14. The Unforgettable Fire
15. Boy

Fascinating list. Interesting to see JT down to #9 and October at #5.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2018, 07:20:55 AM »
ACHTUNG BABY
POP
UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
NO LINE ON THE HORIZON
SONGS OF EXPERIENCE
JOSHUA TREE
ZOOROPA
BOY
AL THAT YOU CANíT LEAVE BEHIND
SONG OF INNOCENCE
RATTLE AND HUM
HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB
WAR
OCTOBER

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2018, 05:22:28 PM »
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1. Achtung Baby - bold, experimental not to mention the disharmony in the band, created the backdrop of fantastically painful and cynical lyrics with cutting music that never lets you off the hook.
2. Joshua Tree - masterpiece that really captured the late 80ís, both culturally and politically. The recent tour just showed how relevant the material still is.
3. POP - I was one of those people that just got 90ís U2. I loved the dark and personal lyrics packaged up in the Neon coating. Plus PopMart was just the most amazing thing Iíve ever seen.
4. Zooropa - So many underrated songs on this record, love the atmosphere and how sonically it switches from song to song - the run of Numb - Lemon - Stay, probably the most extreme U2 ever got.
5. The Unforgettable Fire - Dawn of a new direction for the band. Love the singles off the record, but actually itís Promenade, Wire and Elvis in America that for me are the most interesting and atmospheric pieces. Great album.
6. Boy - what a debut and still stands up today, which is the biggest compliment I could pay it.
7. Songs of Experience - No doubt for me, itís the best record theyíve done since POP, love the reflective lyrics and intensity to the album.
8. War - Drowning Man - nuff said
9. All You Cant Leave Behind - I hated this record when it came out, but have appreciated it more as itís gotten older. Solid songs throughout. Peace on Earth and Wild Honey make me sick in my mouth though.
10. Rattle and Hum - bit of a mish mash, when itís good itís great - heartland, god part II, when itís bad itís really bad - love rescue me
11. No Line on the Horizon - I actually like a lot of the songs, but for me it doesnít sound like a record, more a collection thrown together. It seems like they lost their bottle with the experimental stuff and the album suffers as a result. Iíll go crazy and stand up comedy next to fez-being born just doesnít work.
12. Songs of Innocence - The only reason this isnít bottom is down to Every Breaking Wave.
13. October - meh
14. Atomic Bomb - absolutely hate this record. Over produced and contrived musically. Lyrically ham fisted, some of Bonoís worst lines. I didnít like the tour - aside from the Zoo TV encore. This is not a rock album.

I actually really like this list. I'd just have NLOTH a bit higher.

Also, I'm starting to re-asses my compulsion to put Boy down the bottom of my list because yeah, it's actually a damn good debut album and I'm surprised how much I enjoy it.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #38 on: January 20, 2018, 05:34:06 PM »
My ranking:

1. Achtung Baby
2. The Joshua tree
3. How to dismantle an atomic bomb

4. Songs of experience
5. Zooropa
6. All that you can't leave behind
7. Pop
8. No line on the horizon
9. Rattle and hum
10. Songs of innocence
11. Boy
12. The unforgettable fire
13. War

14. October

My top 3 and the bottom spot will never change, although the rest can change every week/month.

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2018, 02:33:34 AM »

1. The Joshua Tree
2. Achtung Baby
3. Rattle & Hum
4. No Line on the Horizon
5. Zooropa
6. The Unforgettable Fire
7. Boy
8. Pop
9. October
10. Songs of Experience
11. Songs of Innocence
12. All That You Can't Leave Behind
13. War
14. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2018, 05:17:19 AM »
Pop
Achtung Baby
The Joshua Tree
Songs of Innocence
 Zooropa
War
Songs of Experience
No Line on the Horizon
October
HTDAAB
TUF
Rattle and Hum
BOY
ATYCLB
« Last Edit: January 22, 2018, 05:18:52 AM by suitoflights »

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2018, 07:05:43 AM »
TJT
AB
TUF
Pop
R & H
Zooropa
War
Boy
October
UABRS
SOE
SOI
NLOTH
ATYCLB
HTDAUB

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #42 on: February 07, 2018, 05:04:44 PM »
AB
TJT
WAR
NLOTH
TUF
POP
R&H
ZOOROPA
HTDAAB
SOI
ATYCLB
BOY
OCT
SOE

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2018, 05:03:09 PM »
1.  Achtung Baby
2.  Joshua Tree
3.  Zooropa
4.  No Line On The Horizon
5.  Unforgettable Fire
6.  War
7.  Pop
8.  Boy
9.  Songs Of Experience
10.  All That You Can't Leave behind
11.  Songs Of Innocence
12.  Rattle & Hum
13.  How to dismantle an atomic bomb
14.  October

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Re: Rank U2's albums
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2018, 07:35:31 PM »
1. Achtung Baby
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. Joshua Tree
4. War
5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
6. All That You Can't Leave Behind
7. No Line On The Horizon
8. Pop
9. Songs of Experience
10. Zooropa
11. Rattle and Hum
12. Boy
13. Songs of Innocence
14. October
15. Songs of Innocence