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Old 08-13-2006, 03:00 AM   #1
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Ranking Achtung Baby Songs

It's time for a new ranking thread! This time not the ranking of U2 albums, but of songs of their generally accepted masterpieces: Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree.

ACHTUNG BABY

1. Acrobat
2. The Fly
3. Until The End Of The World
4. Love is Blindness
5. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
6. Ultraviolet
7. Zoo Station
8. Mysterious Ways
9. One
10. Even Better Than The Real Thing
11. Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
12. So Cruel (the only average song on the album)


THE JOSHUA TREE

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. With Or Without You
3. I Still Haven't Found
4. Running To Stand Still
5. One Tree Hill
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. In Gods' Country
8. Exit (live version would be higher)
9. Mothers Of The Disappeared
10. Bullet The Blue Sky (live version would be higher)
11. Trip Through Your Wires
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:05 AM   #2
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I really can't rank Achtung, I like every song on different days, except for maybe So Cruel and TTTYAATW.

As for Joshua Tree:

1) Running To Stand Still
2) ISHFWILF
3) Red Hill Mining Town
4) One Tree Hill
5) With Or Without You
6) Mothers Of The Disappeared
7) In God's Country
8) Where The Streets Have No Name
9) Exit
10) Bullet The Blue Sky
11) Trip Thru Ure Wires
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I dont see why so many people here hate So Cruel I think it is one of the best ballads that U2 has ever written music and lyrics wise, but then again it doesnt surprise me.

None the less here is my ranking

Achtung Baby

1. One
2. The Fly
3. Until The End Of The World
4. Mysterious Ways
5. So Cruel
6. Ultraviolet
7. Acrobat
8. Love Is Blindness
9. Even Better Than The Real Thing
10. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
11. Zoo Station
12. Tryin To Throw Your Arms Around The World

I love every track on Achtung Baby though it is my favourite and probably always will be.

Joshua Tree

1. Where The Streets Have No Name
2. With Or Without You
3. Running To Stand Still
4. I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For
5. Red Hill Mining Town
6. One Tree Hill
7. In Gods Country
8. Exit
9. Mothers Of The Disappeared
10. Bullet The Blue Sky
11. Trip Thru Your Wires
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This is judging on album versions, because live, this list completly changes.

Achtung Baby
1. One
2. Acrobat
3. Until The End Of The World
4. Mysterious Ways
5. Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
6. Ultraviolet
7. The Fly
8. So Cruel
9. Even Better Than The Real Thing
10. Love Is Blindness
11. Zoo Station
12. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World

The Joshua Tree
1. Red Hill Mining Town
2. In God's Country
3. Running To Stand Still
4. With Or Without You
5. One Tree Hill
6. Where The Streets Have No Name
7. Exit
8. Mothers Of The Disappeared
9. Bullet The Blue Sky
10. Trip Through Your Wires
11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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achtung baby

acrobat
love is blindness
ultraviolet
who's gonna ride your wild horses
until the end of the world
the fly
even better than the real thing
mysterious ways
zoo station
so cruel
trying to throw your arms around the world
one


the joshua tree

with or without you
where the streets have no name
exit
running to stand still
i still haven't found what i'm looking for
bullet the blue sky
in god's country
one tree hill
red hill mining town
mothers of the disappeared
trip through your wire
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The Joshua Tree

1. I Still Haven't Found
2. With Or Without You
3. Where The Streets Have No Name
4. Running To Stand Still
5. One Tree Hill
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. In Gods' Country
8. Mothers Of The Disappeared
9. Trip Through Your Wires
10. Bullet The Blue Sky
11. Exit



Actung baby

1. The Fly
2. One
3. Until The End Of The World
4. Love is Blindness
5. Mysterious Ways
6. So Cruel (the only average song on the album)
7. Acrobat
8. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
9. Zoo Station
10. Ultraviolet
11. Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
12. Even Better Than The Real Thing
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The Joshua Tree

1. One Tree Hill
2. Where The Streets Have No Name
3. Red Hill Mining Town
4. Mothers Of The Disappeared
5. Exit
6. In God's Country
7. Running To Stand Still
8. Bullet The Blue Sky
9. With Or Without You
10. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
11. Trip Through Your Wires

Achtung Baby

1. Acrobat
2. The Fly
3. Love Is Blindness
4. Until The End Of The World
5. Zoo Station
6. Even Better Than The Real Thing
7. Mysterious Ways
8. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
9. So Cruel
10. Ultra Violet
11. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around A Shit Song
12. One

And because I want my post to have two masterpieces, not one masterpiece and one sack of crap, here's U2's OTHER masterpiece:

The Unforgettable Fire

1. Bad
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. A Sort Of Homecoming
4. Promenade
5. Wire
6. Indian Summer Sky
7. 4th Of July
8. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
9. Elvis Presley And America
10. MLK
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The Unforgettable Fire

1. A Sort Of Homecoming
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
4. Promenade
5. Bad
6. Wire
7. Indian Summer Sky
8. MLK
9. Elvis Presley And America
10. 4th of July
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And because I want my post to have two masterpieces, not one masterpiece and one sack of crap,
I've heared you mention this before. Could you explain me why on earth you're calling AB a sack of crap?!

BTW, here's my ranking of The Unforgettable Fire (U2's third masterpiece)

1. Bad
2. Promenade
3. The Unforgettable Fire
4. Wire
5. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
6. Indian Summer Sky
7. A Sort Of Homecoming
8. MLK
9. 4th Of July
10. Elvis Presley And America
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I've heared you mention this before. Could you explain me why on earth you're calling AB a sack of crap?!
Because I just don't like the album? It's not that unusual, despite the way some people here act. Most of the U2 fans I know as friends consider Achtung to be inferior, dated, or in a couple of cases, a sack of crap. I think the album is inconsistent, full of clunkers, poorly produced, highly over-rated, and at the end of the day, boring. October slays it.
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Not liking Achtung Baby is like not liking ice cream.
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I love these threads.

Achtung Baby
1=. Acrobat/Until the End of the World/The Fly
4. One
5. Who's Gonna Ride Your Horses
6. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
7. Love is Blindness
8. Mysterious Ways
9. So Cruel
10. Even Better Than the Real Thing
11. Zoo Station
12. Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
But those are all basically 4/5's.

The Joshua Tree
1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. With or Without You
3. Running to Stand Still
4. Exit
5. One Tree Hill
6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
7. Red Hill Mining Town
8. In God's Country
9. Bullet the Blue Sky
10. Trip Through Your Wires
11. Mothers of the Disappeared

And for good measure:
All That You Can't Leave Behind
1=. Kite/The Ground Beneath Her Feet/When I Look at the World
4. Beautiful Day
5. Walk On
6. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out of
7. In a Little While (bridge gives it all its credibility)
8. Wild Honey
9. New York
10. Peace on Earth
11. Elevation
12. Grace
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Not liking Achtung Baby is like not liking ice cream.
Where you wrote 'ice cream', you meant 'horrific sonic torture'.
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Achtung Baby

1. Love is Blindness
2. Ultraviolet
3. Acrobat
4. So Cruel
5. Mysterious Ways
6. Zoo Station
7. The Fly
8. Until the End of the World
9. Even Better Than the Real Thing
10. Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
11. One
12. Tryin to Throw Your Arms Around the World
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Where you wrote 'ice cream', you meant 'horrific sonic torture'.
I thought U2 were commended for their great sonic skills.
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JT
1. Red Hill Mining Town
2. Bullet The Blue Sky
3. Where The Streets Have No Name
4. Exit
5. With Or Without You
6. Trip Through Your Wires
7. In God's Country
8. Running To Stand Still
9. One Tree Hill
10. Mothers Of The Disappeared
11. I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For

TUF
1. A Sort Of Homecoming
2. The Unforgettable Fire
3. Pride
4. Promenade
5. 4th Of July
6. Wire
7. Bad
8. Indian Summer Sky
9. Elvis Presley And America
10. MLK

AB

1. Ultra Violet
2. Acrobat
3. Even Better Than The Real Thing
4. The Fly
5. Until The End Of The World
6. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
7. Zoo Station
8. Tryin To Throw Your Arms Around THe World
9. Mysterious Ways
10. One
11. Love Is Blindness
12. So Cruel
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Streets....
ISHFWILF
WOWY
One tree hill
red hill mining town
in gods country
mothers...
Exit
RTSS
BTBS
TTYW

ACHTUNG
UTEOTW
one
the fly
so cruel
acrobat
zoo station
ebttrt
mysterious ways
ultraviolet
tttyaatw
wgrywh
love is blindness

ATYCLB (a masterpiece IMO)
Beautiful day
walk on
kite
WILATW
in a little while
stuck...
newyork
elevation
wild honey
grace
peace on earth
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All That You Can't Leave Behind

1. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out of
2. Beautiful Day
3. In a Little While
4. Wild Honey
5. Peace on Earth
6. Grace
7. Walk On
8. Kite
9. When I Look at the World
10. Elevation
11. New York
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I thought U2 were commended for their great sonic skills.
I heard Bono got all the way to the casino night level.


Achtung Baby
1. Acrobat
2. Love Is Blindness
3. Zoo Station
4. The Fly
5. Until The End Of The World
6. Mysterious Ways
7. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
8. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?
9. One
10. Even Better Than The Real Thing
11. So Cruel
12. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World

The Joshua Tree
1. Exit
2. One Tree Hill
3. Red Hill Mining Town
4. Running To Stand Still
5. Where The Streets Have No Name
6. With Or Without You
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
8. Bullet The Blue Sky
9. In God's Country
10. Mothers Of The Disappeared
11. Trip Through Your Wires
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Because I just don't like the album? It's not that unusual, despite the way some people here act. Most of the U2 fans I know as friends consider Achtung to be inferior, dated, or in a couple of cases, a sack of crap. I think the album is inconsistent, full of clunkers, poorly produced, highly over-rated, and at the end of the day, boring. October slays it.
even though I rate AB as a very good album I don't really disagree with most of this

I do think it sounds dated and is indeed inconsistent
to me Even better than ...... is still their suckiest single to date
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