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First U2 Album?

Boy
1 (1.4%)
October
0 (0%)
War
16 (22.2%)
The Unforgettable Fire
3 (4.2%)
The Joshua Tree
8 (11.1%)
Rattle And Hum
4 (5.6%)
Achtung Baby
12 (16.7%)
Zooropa
3 (4.2%)
Pop
4 (5.6%)
All That You Can't Leave Behind
7 (9.7%)
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
1 (1.4%)
No Line On The Horizon
2 (2.8%)
Under A Blood Red Sky
6 (8.3%)
U218 Singles
1 (1.4%)
Best Of - 1980-1990
3 (4.2%)
Best Of - 1990-2000
1 (1.4%)

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Offline AJ

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First U2 Album You Bought?
« on: July 15, 2013, 01:05:24 PM »
My first U2 album I bought was The Joshua Tree. I heard Streets and ISHFWILF on the radio and loved them so I went and bough TJT. After that I was hooked and now U2 are my favorite band



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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 01:07:27 PM »
The Joshua Tree was my first. I was interested in the band and randomly added The Joshua Tree to my Christmas list in 2001. I've been a fan ever since.:)

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 01:09:30 PM »
Mine was NLOTH (cue laugh track). It was in 2011 I think. I was in the records store and I wanted a U2 album, and since I had just started listening to the band back then, I just went for the one I listened to the most on my computer, which was NLOTH. I don't regret it, it's a pretty good album, but certainly not my favorite.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 01:29:25 PM »
I've been a fan since Boy, but not necessarily that big of a fan, as War was the first U2 album I actually bought.

It's now my least fave...go figure...

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013, 01:34:14 PM »
That awkward moment when you haven't bought any because your dad has every one of them, including b sides and rare albums....

I did buy Passengers this year for him (and me) for Christmas.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 01:39:47 PM »
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That awkward moment when you haven't bought any because your dad has every one of them, including b sides and rare albums....

I did buy Passengers this year for him (and me) for Christmas.

Hey, buy your own!

A friend of my mom's who's a huge fan gave her the 80s-90s Best Of a long time ago, and that's actually the first "album" of U2 I listened to. Now I own it - the perfect crime.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 01:40:32 PM »
Zooropa. I had received three as presents before that though.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 01:58:08 PM »
My older brothers had Under A Blood Red Sky and Joshua Tree when I was growing up (Under A Blood Red Sky was huge in North America at the time). The first album I bought myself was Rattle & Hum when I was in grade 9. Desire was all over the radio and in my high school that year.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2013, 01:59:14 PM »
Rattle & Hum, but it wasn't the first U2 album I'd listened to.


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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2013, 02:01:01 PM »
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The first album I bought myself was Rattle & Hum when I was in grade 9. Desire was all over the radio and in my high school that year.

Ditto.  And it was Desire that first got me into U2.


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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 02:19:07 PM »
Pop. Well i stole it from my dad who bought it when it came out.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 02:24:25 PM »
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The first album I bought myself was Rattle & Hum when I was in grade 9. Desire was all over the radio and in my high school that year.

Ditto.  And it was Desire that first got me into U2.

What's funny is, having bought War in '83 when I was 9 or 10, I found Desire to be uncomfortably boundary-pushing. And when R&H was released, I was scandalized over the Hammond organs and gospel choirs and BB King.

Imagine how I felt in '91 when AB came out.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 02:25:45 PM »
Under A Blood Red Sky
It was cheaper than all the others and I was a student!

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 02:57:14 PM »
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I've been a fan since Boy, but not necessarily that big of a fan, as War was the first U2 album I actually bought.

It's now my least fave...go figure...

I could have written the same post, but replace Boy with October.   I still like War though.

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Re: First U2 Album You Bought?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2013, 03:15:01 PM »
All That You Can't Leave Behind, although I bought the Batman Forever soundtrack just for Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me in 1995.