Achtung Baby (studio album) by U2
Achtung Baby is ranked 2nd best out of 34 albums by U2 on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 52 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,174.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.5/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.
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This is a far more experimental record than anything else they have released but this does lead to weak moments. However, this experimental side of U2 makes for an extremely engaging listen with there being such depth and character to this album. Their layering is fantastic as well which gives us so much to explore on future revisits. Performance wise, it is probably up there with one of Bono's most consistent and diverse displays that demonstrates just how brilliant he is. This album made me respect Bono's vocal far more than I already did by him showing us such a large range that is packed full of emotion making songs like Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and One sound so powerful. I think the production is incredibly strong as well with the sound being so clean and it flows brilliantly. Overall, a fantastic display of the talents of the group that might struggle quality wise in places but it also has some hidden gems that are amongst their best ever tracks.
Good album, but I don't see how this is better than War or The Unforgettable Fire.
some great songs mixed with some crap
the crap is zoo station, acrobat, the fly, so cruel
the best song is ONE.
Arguably the most important record U2 would make in their career, they were able to successfully reinvent themselves with this and the Zoo TV tour that accompanied the record. The album itself is probably my favourite from them too because I prefer the more experimental sounds compared to that on the Joshua Tree. Also think this album contains some of Bono's best vocal performances and Edge's finest moments too
Better than Joshua tree, I'm not sure, but the last tracks seem to have the last song problem, they are not so good.
It's not The Joshua Tree, but it's still a classic. My highlights are One (one of their best songs), Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and Until The End of The World. It tails off a bit in the last 3 tracks.
Side 1 is flawless. Side 2 is almost flawless. A great, great album!
El mejor disco de U2. Sonaba bien entonces y sigue sonando bien a día de hoy.
Colección de temazos que no flojea prácticamente ninguno.
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