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Which "trilogy" is your favorite?

early 1980s (Boy, October, War)
6 (9.5%)
late 1980s (Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree, Rattle & Hum)
16 (25.4%)
the 1990s (Achtung Baby, Zooropa, Pop)
37 (58.7%)
the 2000s (ATYCLB, HTDAAB, NLOTH)
4 (6.3%)

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Offline Kurukira

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2011, 09:29:48 PM »
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For those of us voting 90's (and yes, that's my vote as well) I think that a disclaimer should be added that you ain't just bringin' along POP as a red-headed stepchild to the majesty of AB and Zooropa. POP may be more crucial and necessary to U2's "development" than any other album, and yes, I'm talking to you, UF. This album doesn't just close off a trilogy, it makes it IMPLODE. POP is a kiss-off to every era U2 existed in and created for itself right up until that moment, a black hole of heart and music matter. And I could go on and on about how POP probably isn't even possible without Passengers. AB, Zooropa, Passengers and POP symbolize U2 as not only its most creative and daring, but at its most weary, bleak and jaded.
Nice description of Pop, but I try to forget that Passengers ever existed... Not that it's bad, it's just so different!

Passengers seems to me more like the red-headed stepchild you're referring to there - but I love ALL my children, haha.  I revisited that this summer and... it's just so incredible.  You can thank 360 for rekindling that flame ('Your Blue Room'?!  I still can't believe they did that!).

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2011, 09:33:55 PM »
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Passengers seems to me more like the red-headed stepchild you're referring to there - but I love ALL my children, haha.  I revisited that this summer and... it's just so incredible.  You can thank 360 for rekindling that flame ('Your Blue Room'?!  I still can't believe they did that!).

Your Blue Room, Slug, Miss Sarajevo and Corpse are all amazing songs.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2011, 01:45:26 AM »
The 1990's.

Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street is probably my favourite trilogy of all.
 

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2011, 08:37:28 AM »
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I could make a case for each era of three. Most bands would kill for just ONE of these trilogies!!  8)

agreed

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2011, 08:59:00 AM »
They are each two very strong albums plus a weak link (October, R&H, Zooropa and HTDAAB respectively) but Zooropa is the strongest of the weak links.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2011, 11:02:56 AM »
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The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree and Rattle And Hum - The albums they conquered the world with.

this. the inconsistency of R&H is a huge strike against it but ill take this trio over the 90's, tbh. AB = fav album of all time, Zooropa i rank 4th fav U2 album. Then there's Pop. Sorry Pop i pick the 80's.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2011, 04:07:32 PM »
I'm prepared to face the music... I picked the 2000's.

Lay it on me  ;)

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2011, 05:41:18 PM »
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I'm prepared to face the music... I picked the 2000's.

Lay it on me  ;)

They were my second choice.  I think you've got good taste!

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2011, 06:31:07 PM »
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I'm prepared to face the music... I picked the 2000's.

Lay it on me  ;)

They were my second choice.  I think you've got good taste!
24? Come on! I didn't expect that much of a landslide. After all, it is U2, people!  ;)
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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2011, 06:51:22 PM »
shocked the 00's got 3 votes........




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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2011, 12:36:10 AM »
Early 80's and it's not close.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2011, 12:40:25 PM »
This is a difficult one. I really love the aggression/passion from the Boy/October/War and UF era and I think Bono's voice sounded at it's best during the Unforgettable Fire and Lovetown tour. Then again, U2 were at their creative peak during the 90's. They were able to take their music and image and completely turn it around. So which to choose. I think I'll go with the 90's; super creative, a little less powerhouse, more falsetto, new beginnings and ZooTV!

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2011, 04:47:18 PM »
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I'm prepared to face the music... I picked the 2000's.

Lay it on me  ;)

I agree.  Apparently you, me and 2 others.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2011, 05:57:59 PM »
I thought this was about Star Wars.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2011, 12:33:34 AM »
I'll cheat and go with Lanois's trilogy: UF, JT, and AB. ;)