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Old 07-14-2008, 01:44 PM   #41
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:46 PM   #42
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A tie between Rattle and Hum + Pop.
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IMHO, each of these albums were trying sooooo hard to be something, trying too hard if you ask me. But I think Pop has the strongest songs (Please, IGWSHA, LNOE, Discotheque).
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Hate to be acting like the devil's advocate around here, but I really like October. Gloria, I Fall Down, I threw a brick, rejoice, scarlet, it's beautiful and nostalgic and even peaceful. This album has one of my favorite themes out of all the U2 albums.
I agree with this. If I started dissecting individual songs and components, Pop and R&H may come out stronger (even MUCH stronger), but the honest truth is that I find October much, much more pleasurable as a straight-through listening experience. Using my desire/ability to listen straight through the album as a stand-in for "favorite", October would probably be in my top 4 U2 albums while R&H and Pop are definitely near the bottom.

It's strange though, because if I used a different method (as many of you have) to assess which is the "best", I could easily have either of the other 2 win (based on individual song strength, band progression/experimentation, danceability, etc.). But for me the album is the ultimate art form in rock music, and thus I must consider October the best.
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