Achtung Baby (album) by U2
The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 49 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,793.
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|5 days ago||MasterOfPuppets||475||81/100|
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.8.
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You forget now how amazing a change this was at the time. It is full of great tracks and still stands up today.
Some good songs on the album, but sure as hell not in the top 100 albums of all time...
One of better U2 album
Really good, one of the better U2 albums.
Favorites: One, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, So Cruel, The Fly, Mysterious Ways.
My favorite U2 album the day it came out sounded so fresh and it still does today, stand out tracks one, mysterious ways trying to through ur arms around world wild horses so cruel and Zoo Station right off the bat asks the question are u ready for this? YES
Top Tracks: "So Cruel", "The Fly", "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)"
Amazing album, U2's best. A beautiful combination of heart-wrenching personal drama and flippant embraces of ironic 90s culture. Ultra Violet is U2's best song, in my opinion. Manages to balance between something deeply beautiful and incredibly facetious. Masterpiece.
Outstanding album, if lacking in cohesion. I tend to listen to these songs individually. As with most U2 material, live is better. Try, for example: Mysterious Ways & One (Rose Bowl), The Fly (U22), and Zoo Station (Chicago). The The Fly guitar solo is one of my all time favorites.
Song average: ~90
Highlights: Zoo Station (95), One (95), The Fly (100) and Mysterious Ways (95). Zoo Station is especially underrated on this site—as is The Fly.
Lowlights: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (80) and So Cruel (80)
Their last great work. The songwriting is outstanding, and the band is at its creative and innovative best. A classic.
This is a much more European sounding album than The Joshua Tree, and it's all the better for it. Their best album IMO. 90s U2 was pretty good, right?
O álbum que elevou a banda para a maior banda de rock de sua geração, talvez a grande ultima banda de rock!