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Old 05-12-2005, 08:30 AM   #1
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Fave album of non fans or casual fans

From people I have talked to, it's:

1. War
2. JT
3. AB

They usually have never heard of:


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Old 05-12-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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my friends havent heard of zooropa or pop, their fav album is probably AB or even the bomb. They all hate ATYCLB, but they all own it and listen to it:S

that album really hurt U2s image, for my generation, its our first u2 album, if you know what i mean. People dont realise its the exception and not the rule.

so yeah, AB, JT or war are my friends fav albums, and the greatest hits of 80s

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ATYCLB is a great album!
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Old 05-12-2005, 12:12 PM   #4
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It's almost always Joshua Tree. I can't tell you the number of conversations I've had that went like this:

"So you're a U2 fan?"

"Kinda...I liked the Joshua Tree, but not the experimental 90s stuff..."

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Like it or not the album that most "casual" fans know of is ...The Joshua Tree.
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Old 05-12-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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JT & ATYCLB sadly.
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Old 05-12-2005, 05:54 PM   #7
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IMHO, it seems to me that the "hardcore" u2 fans fall into two categories: 1) they like the earlier stuff (boy, october) or 2) the 90's experimental stuff (AB, Zooropa, Pop).

but yeah, i usually hear JT is the typical casual fan's favorite album or pretty much the only album they know about.
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Originally posted by timothius
JT & ATYCLB sadly.
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:34 PM   #9
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Joshua Tree and Rattle & Hum
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Old 05-12-2005, 06:59 PM   #10
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I'm more of a casual U2 fan now, but I used to be rabid. My fave album is probably War, maybe JT, and I know all the early albums, but lost interest with R&H and AB just didn't do much for me. And then I moved on to other bands that did thrill me.

I'm giving them another try, but have not regained that rabid fan status.
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Definitely Joshua Tree.
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:34 PM   #12
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Joshua Tree no doubt about it....but that isnt a bad thing.
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Old 05-13-2005, 12:34 AM   #13
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with my friends, probably ATYCLB
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MY Mates have only heard of ATYCLB, and HTDAAB, things I consider impossible
Me and my friend talking about U2
Sunday Bloody Sunday(Never heard of The day or the song), or Where the streets have no name (I usually get a where response), Bad ( You mean that song by Jacko), Pride(Huh) In the name of love, (oh yeah, didn't now it was called Pride ), One ( Never heard it), Stay( No), The album Pop(I hate POP music if you have a album called POP and are you listening to it makes you gay), Beautiful Day( Rocks), Elevation ( Great song) SYCMIOYO(Didn't know U2 sing that) Walk On(Huh!), Vertigo( That song is cool) LAPOE( Or else what) SYCMIOYO (It sounds nothing like a rock song, and has no meaning), (Face it U2 have only a few good songs, they are terrible listen to Green Day, or SlipKnot instead)
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:13 AM   #15
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Best of 1980-1990
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I became fan listening to HTDAAB.Haven't listened any other album yet,only hits.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:31 PM   #17
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personally, i LOVE all their early stuff and their disco-experimental era. it's all so creative and wonderful in it's own unique way.

no one i know knows of anything by U2 from ATYCLB and earlier. they know a couple songs on JT but nothing else.

I became fan listening to HTDAAB.Haven't listened any other album yet,only hits.
the hits are great, but you're missing out.
go run out and buy ALL their albums
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:56 PM   #18
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the best of 1980-1990

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The second I just listened is POP.I bought it because there were very different opinions about it on this forum and all I can say is that I am a much bigger fan now.Also ,reading the posts Acrobat is very adored here and the next one I take will be Achtung baby.So far from Achtung I listened to The Fly,One,Mysterious ways and Wild Horses.Is the rest of the album that good ?
I need the recommendation of the order of the albums I should hear after Achtung baby.Thanks .
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Old 05-16-2005, 04:23 PM   #20
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The only U2 music that my friends(who aren't fans) will even listen to is from ATYCLB-mainly just Beautiful Day and some off of HTDAAB. JT and before that is all "too 80's" for them... grrrr it makes me mad , they don't know what they're missing out on!

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