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Abbey Road - The Beatles 10 12.66%
Achtung Baby - U2 55 69.62%
Both... can't decide... 12 15.19%
Neither 2 2.53%
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:33 PM   #1
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Abbey Road or Achtung Baby?

I'm interested in seeing how these albums hold up on this site... esp. here in B&C!

These are like #1 and #2 on my list of all-time favorite albums ever!
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Achtung Baby
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Old 12-30-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thank you for the most interesting poll I've ever seen at Interference - the hardest for me to choose anyway.

In the end (no pun intended) I went with Abbey Road. For those who dismiss the album because of its first half....everything from I Want You is an amazing collection of tunes.

The fact that the B-Side is basically a long chain of songs marking the end of the Beatles career gives it that much more value to me. It's almost heartbreaking where each band member takes a little solo and then all sing:

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to
The love you make

and that's it. That's the end of the Beatles and they couldn't have gone out with more dignity or grace.
Achtung Baby is just a tenth of a percent below AR though.

And keep in mind that I'm just comparing the albums, not the eras. When you take the aura of ZooTV into account of course AB takes the cake.
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Achtung Baby.

Abbey Road is brilliant, but it doesn't hit me emotionally the way AB does.
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The fact that the B-Side is basically a long chain of songs marking the end of the Beatles career gives it that much more value to me. It's almost heartbreaking where each band member takes a little solo and then all sing:

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to
The love you make

and that's it. That's the end of the Beatles and they couldn't have gone out with more dignity or grace.
Yes!!! I esp. agree with that last thing you said!

I love Abbey Road! In fact I'm listening to it right now!

*tears of joy*


But anyway, I voted for both... because I love both dearly!
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I love U2 but AB is probably the only album of theirs I'd put up there with the top 4 or 5 Beatle albums-I love JT but I'm not sure if it would quite be up there.

I'm not sure, gonna have to think about it
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This a hard one for me also. I'm gonna have to sleep on this one for now.
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:51 PM   #8
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yeah i've been listening to ABBEY a lot recently...i agree with the post about the End, and how the Beatles went out gracefully. Some people don't know that this was recorded after Let It Be, and it consoles me deeply to hear the Fab 4 working together nicely in a balanced manner which included gems from George Harrison. They were having FUN on that record, and it made me smile and think back of their Beatlemania mop-top days...

the whole medley at the end, omg i wish U2 could be as creative as they were....and Her Majesty is the best acoustic song ever
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nd Her Majesty is the best acoustic song ever
Just behind Blackbird, of course...
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achtung baby, basta
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Didn't see the Both button at first

oh man, both albums are so amazing but it's hard to compare

The Beatles at the twilight of their career, or U2 at their creative rennesiance?
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Wow, I didn't really think anyone would actually vote for the Neither option!
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While I do love the Beatles, I still voted for U2. I can listen to Achtung Baby over and over and not get tired of it. I think if I played Abbey Road, I'd be skipping around and not listening to every song... But that's just me...
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i've never l istend to abbey road... so achtung baby
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If you would have put St. Pepper against Achtung Baby then I would have shot myself!!!
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