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Old 07-05-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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favourite album trilogy

ok so what is your favourite album trilogy in the past 27 years

boy, october, war (1980 - 1983)

The unforgettable fire, The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum (1984-1988)

Achtung baby, Zooropa, Pop (1991 - 1997)

All that you can't leave behind, How to dismantle an atomic bomb[double] (2000 - 2004)

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after reading this i have realised as the band has progressed they have taken longer to write albums
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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This is a tricky one...
can we mix it up a little bit and say JT, R&H and AB?
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This is a tricky one...
can we mix it up a little bit and say JT, R&H and AB?
hmmm lol not really otherwise that would win hands down

plus achtung, zooropa and pop all fit in together
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hmmm lol not really otherwise that would win hands down

plus achtung, zooropa and pop all fit in together
Ruin all my fun
ok it's killing me to not choose AB, but i guess i'll have to go UF, JT and R&H...















But i'm really keeping my original choices
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I hate these "trilogies" because in my mind it's always been

boy/october

war/Tuf/Jt (though I know they don't fit so well ,they're my three favorite albums so they go together)

R&H is it's own entity

AB/Zooropa

Pop is also it's own

And then ATYCLB/HTDAAB

I've never seen where people get these triologies from
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Hmm, I go for Achtung, Zooropa and Pop, though I love all the others and the UF-JT-R&H trilogy only suffers because of the live tracks on rattle and Hum.
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I hate these "trilogies" because in my mind it's always been

boy/october

war/Tuf/Jt (though I know they don't fit so well ,they're my three favorite albums so they go together)

R&H is it's own entity

AB/Zooropa

Pop is also it's own

And then ATYCLB/HTDAAB

I've never seen where people get these triologies from
To me, War fits with Boy and October becuase it was also produced by Steve Lilywhite and TUF was a pretty big departure in sound. R&H fits with TUF with JT because it was partly an extension of the sounds and themes of JT, which in turn fits so well with TUF. Pop fits with AB and Zooropa because those albums are also part of the "experimental/danceable" phase.

Anyway, my favorite trilogy is absolutely AB/Zooropa/Pop.
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This is a very hard question, well can't choose but the two are UF/JT/RH and AB/Zooropa/Pop.
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I will admit (not for the first time, and probably not as shamefully as I should feel it is to admit) that I have not heard all of boy and october, but what I HAVE heard of them, they just don't feel the same as war at all, and I think that idea has always bothered me about the trilogy theory...just the fact that War doesn't really fit at all with the first trilogy, R&H doesn't really fit with the second trilogy (with the exception maybe of Heartland and perhaps Hawkmoon) and Pop (IMO) does not fit with AB and Zooropa, though I have pointed out before that there is one huge similarity in those three albums with their second tracks, but that is another topic, and I'm rambling now, sorry it's late, I'm tired, and I haven't really been posting much of coherence lately
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Hmm, I go for Achtung, Zooropa and Pop, though I love all the others and the UF-JT-R&H trilogy only suffers because of the live tracks on rattle and Hum.
Entirely.


Although there really is only a pubic hair between AB-Zooropa-Pop and TUF-JT-R&H.
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Boy-October-War

Even though AB is my favorite album
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i also doubt the trilogy theory...

01 AB , ZOOROPA, POP, PASSENGERS
02 TUF, TJT, R&H
03 BOY, OCTOBER, WAR, UABRS
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04 ATYCLB, HTDAAB...
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I saw the trilogies listed somewhere like this once:

Boy, October, War = Irish trilogy

UF, JT, R&H = American trilogy

AB, Zooropa, Pop = European trilogy

ATYCLB, HTDAAB, ??? = World trilogy (I think the last one was 'World' anyway )

That sorta fits. Personally, I go with the European trilogy
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Entirely.


Although there really is only a pubic hair between AB-Zooropa-Pop and TUF-JT-R&H.
Agreed, props for the mental picture.

*waits for someone to post a picture of AB-Z-P & TUF-TJT-RAH with a pubic hair in between*

*not really*




Myself I don't really like the trilogy thing myself. All the albums are pretty unique in their own ways I guess.

Besides picking between 84-89 and 91-97 is quite tough.
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I hate these "trilogies" because in my mind it's always been

boy/october

war/Tuf/Jt (though I know they don't fit so well ,they're my three favorite albums so they go together)

R&H is it's own entity

AB/Zooropa

Pop is also it's own

And then ATYCLB/HTDAAB

I've never seen where people get these triologies from
I agree. Although I wouldn't put War with UF and JT. I think U2 works more with a 2 album loose theme, and then a one off departure. War sounds and has very little theme correlation with October and Boy. Just like Pop is a huge departure from AB and Zooropa.

I don't buy into the trilogy theory.
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I would have to say UF-JT-R&H for me

then AB-ZPA-POP

and lastly, The last two offerings
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The unforgettable fire, The Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum (1984-1988)

Though I can definitely agree with BVS' point about the 2 & 1 groupings rather than trilogies. Does that mean the next album will be a big departure from ATYCLB & HTDAAB? I bet it is...
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I've never bought into the whole trilogy thing, either. It's just too....easy, you know? I don't think U2 ever went out with that in mind, and I don't think it'd happen spontaneously.

It's easy to group them in 3s chronologically, but other than that, I don't see it. Where does Passengers fit into that?
And to me, for example, JT and ATYCLB are brothers, much moreso than ATYCLB and HTDAAB, or JT and AB.

And if you're going to count R&H, then why not UABRS?

I do kind of like the 2+1 groupings, at least that seems to make a little more sense when you look at the albums themselves, but...

I don't know, I guess when we see what the next album is like it will give us a better idea, but I just don't think the albums or body of work can be put into such neat little pigeon holes.
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UF, JT, R&H. With some close competition from AB, Zooropa, Pop.
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Re: favourite album trilogy

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Achtung baby, Zooropa, Pop (1991 - 1997)
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