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Old 02-11-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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rate U2s albums (in terms of lyrical brilliance)

1. Joshua Tree (Every single song on this album, (bar maybe trip) is lyrically superb. Impossible for Bono to top this effort.)

2. Achtung Baby (Really needs no explanation. From start to finish the lyrics are just incredible.)

3. Zooropa (Sure it has some weak spots lyrically- babyface and somedays for example, but lemon, stay, zooropa, dirty day and the wanderer more than make up for this.)

4. The Unforgettable Fire

5. Rattle and Hum

6. Pop

7. War

8. All that you can't leave behind

9. Boy

10. October

11. How to dismantle an atomic bomb (Compare this to JT, achtung, zooropa or unforgettable fire and it really doesn't hold up. Sad to say, but true)
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1. The Joshua Tree (Bono at his most poetic)
2. Pop (Very deep themes, one of U2's most quotable albums)
3. The Unforgettable Fire (Simply amazing, but what did you expect from me?)
4. Rattle And Hum (Continues from JT)
5. Achtung Baby (When this album hits gold, it hits a bloody truckload)
6. Zooropa (Some very clever lyrics here)
7. War (I could've put this as high as #3 as it's got some great stuff)
8. October (Good continuation from Boy, nice introduction of Latin)
9. Boy (Nice beginnings)
10. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Some real disasters in spots, but the good stuff would be enough to push this up to #8 were I feeling generous)
100. All That You Can't Leave Behind (On the whole, the less said, the better. WILATW is excellent, though)
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Axver, I pretty much agree with everything you just said (though I probably would've put Pop above The Joshua Tree )
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1. Pop
2. Achtung Baby
3. The Joshua Tree
4. Zooropa (Stay and The Wanderer do it )
5/6. The Unforgettable Fire/Rattle & Hum (I can't decide)
7. War
8. ATYCLB
9. October
10. Boy
11. HTDAAB The first time listening to it I cringed a lot.
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1. Joshua Tree , this album is good in evry way

2. Zooropa , fun + sex + flood + bonoedge and yellow dye

3. Achtung Baby , too many babies , that is the only reason for numero 3

4. POP - music rules on this album , still very very very good
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I think part of the reality is mainstream English isn't as elegant as it was 18 years ago. You wouldn't be able to get away with JT lyrics without sounding pretentious.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:41 AM   #7
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Alright, in terms of lyrics:

1) Achtung Baby
2) All That You Cant Leave Behind
3) Pop
4) The Unforgettable Fire
5) The Joshua Tree
6) October (Gloria , Tomorrow )
7) Rattle And Hum
8) Zooropa
9) How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
10) Boy
11) War (Seconds , Like A Song , THBAO )
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I think part of the reality is mainstream English isn't as elegant as it was 18 years ago. You wouldn't be able to get away with JT lyrics without sounding pretentious.
pretentious ..maybe
but atleast not some bubble shit that can be found on Bomb and ATYCLB
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1. Achtung Baby. The album tells a story, and damn is it powerful.
2. The Joshua Tree
3. Pop
4. Rattle and Hum. Like BB King said, "...mighty young to write such heavy lyrics."
5. The Unforgettable Fire

Beyond that, I can't rate them.
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