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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 hartroc

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2011, 12:50:39 PM »
I honestly can not bring myself to vote. I like them all too much, except for the 2000's trilogy.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2011, 02:02:57 PM »
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I honestly can not bring myself to vote. I like them all too much, except for the 2000's trilogy.

this this this this. i voted, but it was hard! and i was seriously outvoted! hahah.

late 80's
90's
early 80's
00's

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2011, 09:30:54 PM »
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Your on a forum where the 90s will most likely win  ;)

So far, you're right.  Almost 60% say the 1990s.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2011, 07:21:18 AM »
You know, I cant really pick on this one. This past summer on a road trip (ironically, to a U2 concert), I listened to all the albums in order... And I have to say that each one is a progression from the other (except HTDAAB because that was a slight step back musically)... I just cant see any of the trilogies being better from one another. They are all good and a step forward for the band. If you listen to all the albums in order, you kind of get a timeline of their musical progression... I cant pick a favorite because each era was wonderful.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2011, 08:06:56 AM »
I wonder if the next album will be a significant departure in sound, a further evolution of the band, or a continuation of the last decade.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2011, 09:47:59 AM »
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I wonder if the next album will be a significant departure in sound, a further evolution of the band, or a continuation of the last decade.

Lets hope for the "significant departure" option.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2011, 10:11:08 AM »
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I wonder if the next album will be a significant departure in sound, a further evolution of the band, or a continuation of the last decade.

Lets hope for the "significant departure" option.

this, but a successful one, not a half-assed one

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2011, 12:02:55 AM »
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I'll cheat and go with Lanois's trilogy: UF, JT, and AB. ;)

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2011, 12:27:51 PM »
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I'll cheat and go with Lanois's trilogy: UF, JT, and AB. ;)

 ;)

so just using the first Lanois/ENO releases and not including ATY/Nloth?

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2011, 02:38:34 PM »
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I'll cheat and go with Lanois's trilogy: UF, JT, and AB. ;)

 ;)

so just using the first Lanois/ENO releases and not including ATY/Nloth?

Yep.  I say "Lanois's trilogy", as he refers to that trilogy in the AB Super Deluxe book.  It's cheating, I know.  But it's an interesting approach, and is pretty much their best three albums.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2011, 03:22:15 PM »
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I'll cheat and go with Lanois's trilogy: UF, JT, and AB. ;)

 ;)

so just using the first Lanois/ENO releases and not including ATY/Nloth?

Yep.  I say "Lanois's trilogy", as he refers to that trilogy in the AB Super Deluxe book.  It's cheating, I know.  But it's an interesting approach, and is pretty much their best three albums.

oops. i've read the book too. must of forgotten that part. but correct on those being the best 3 :)

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2012, 10:28:07 AM »
90's - Because it can be looked at as an actual trilogy, thematically, musically, lyrically etc rather than just splitting individual records up into groups of 3.

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2012, 08:24:30 PM »
So, do you think that the reason the 90s trilogy is hovering around 60% is because most people think Achtung Baby is U2's best album:

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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2012, 12:03:20 AM »
I voted for the 80's... and surprised myself by choosing TUF, JT and Rattle and Hum..


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Re: Best Trilogy?
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2012, 12:20:23 AM »
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I voted for the 80's... and surprised myself by choosing TUF, JT and Rattle and Hum..

Me too and I have such a DIFFICULT time with choosing U2 anything!  ;)