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Offline Hustoninut

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2018, 05:34:19 PM »
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Hmmm...

1/ NLOTH (criminally under-rated in this community. U2s most adventurous album in this period. will age well)
2/ ATYCLB ( I think we are all tired with a lot of it. but I think it deserves more respect. good memories of that tour too)
3/ HTDAAB ( I understand why people don't love it. i can remember it badly. but give it a chance again... )
4/ SOI ( strong album. with a bit of cheese )
5/ SOE ( lacks some kind of authenticity. something about this album are just rubbing me the wrong way.not awful )

I guess great minds think alike BalconyTV.  : )
I agree with the ranking and the complete analysis.  So I copied it.  If I'm playing music and those 5 are what I'm choosing from, then NLOTH get's played 1st every time. MAGNIFICENT!

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2018, 11:11:55 PM »
Favorites:
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bob
Songs Of Experience
All That You Can't Leave Behind
No Line On The Horizon
Songs Of Innocence

Importance:
All That You Can't Leave Behind
Songs Of Experience
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Songs Of Innocence
No Line On The Horizon

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 10:16:20 AM »
No Line
SOI
Behind
Bomb

...not sure where to put SOE yet. It'll probably be battling Behind for that #3 spot.

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 03:20:42 PM »
Quality (in my opinion):
1. Songs of Experience
2. All That You Can't Leave Behind
3. Songs of Innocence
4. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
5. No Line on the Horizon

Reception:
1. All That You Can't Leave Behind
2. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
3. No Line on the Horizon
4. Songs of Experience
5. Songs of Innocence

I think it's interesting that the two best-received albums are the ones with the best first singles, not the albums that fans like best.  People say singles don't matter anymore, but I think they affect how the whole album is viewed even more than the album itself does in many cases.

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 06:12:06 AM »
No Line on the Horizon (perfect with Soon, Winter – soundtrack version, I ‘ll go crazy – remix)
Songs of Experience
All that you can leave behind
Songs of innocence
How to dismantle an atomic bomb

Offline robbover

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 02:28:17 PM »
SOE
ATYCLB
HTDAAB
SOI
NLOTH

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2018, 04:20:15 PM »
ATYCLB (amazing first half....not so good 2nd)
NLOTH (never understood the dislike- even from the band itself-other than middle 3 issue)
SOI/SOE (too soon to decide- but SOI has the worst cover- wish they would have used the white one lol)
HTDAAB (some very good songs but doesn’t seem you be cohesive)

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2018, 05:24:00 PM »
No line on the horizon
Songs of experience
All that you can't leave behind
Songs of innocence
Atomic Bomb

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2018, 01:41:17 PM »
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Songs of Experience
Songs of Innocence
No Line on the Horizon

None of these albums are bad per se, but All That You Can't Leave Behind is a redemption album to me, top 3 all time after Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby!
 

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2018, 06:40:03 AM »
1.  No Line On The Horizon
2.  All That You Cant Leave Behind
3.  Songs Of Experience
4.  Songs Of Innocence
5.  How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 06:42:36 AM by AceLordGrizzly »

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2018, 12:53:22 PM »
1. Songs of Experience
2. Songs of Innocence
3. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
4. All That You Can't Leave Behind
5. No Line on the Horizon

Kite and Magnificent are among their very best in the 21st century, but half of ATYCLB and NLOTH are entirely skippable to me. On the other hand, I can listen to the other 3 albums from start-to-finish and find enjoyment in every song.

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2018, 02:30:55 AM »
1. All That You Can't Leave Behind
2. How To Dismantle and Atomic Bomb
3. No Line on the Horizon
4. Songs of Innocence
5. Songs of Experience

There's a pretty obvious pattern there.

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2018, 06:05:24 AM »
1. No Line On The Horizon
2. All That You Can't Leave Behind
3. Songs of Innocence
4. Songs of Experience
5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

My top songs for each album :

1. Breathe/Cedars of Lebanon/Magnificent
2. Beautiful Day/Kite/In A Little While
3. Breaking Wave/California/Iris
4. Little Things/Summer Of Love/Blackout
5. Miracle Drug/Vertigo/One Step Closer

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2018, 07:47:55 AM »
ATYCLB
HTDAAB







SOI
SOE
NLOTH

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Re: Rank 21st century U2 albums
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2018, 11:23:53 AM »
1. Songs of Experience
2. All That You Can't Leave Behind
3. Songs of Innocence
4. HTDAAB
5. No Line on the Horizon

As always, subject to change at a moments notice.