?

Log in

No account? Create an account

U2 LiveJournal

Hello Hello!!


March 26th, 2005

SD Wed Show & Most Underrated U2 Album @ 02:42 pm

ruffian114:
First, was wondering if there was anyone heading to Wed's San Diego concert? Particularly people with general admission that wouldn't mind me crashing their party since i'm flying solo.

Part 2, i've been thinking about this for awhile now and figured i'd run it by you all. What do you think is U2's most underrated album? I'd have to go with the Unforgettable Fire. I mean Pride is one of u2's top 5 songs I'd say, and then bad, a sort of homecoming, mlk, the unforgettable fire are all amazing as well. i think it mainly had the misfortune of coming out between war (which was the breakout album) & the joshua tree (which was the joshua tree)

very close second place would have to be pop. not as good an album but still pretty damn good, and it just gets trashed.
 
Share  |  Flag |

Comments

 
From:walrusoct9
Date:March 26th, 2005 10:56 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Zooropa gets my vote...I think it's my favorite U2 album, even though no one ever really talks about it. I think it was just a little too far ahead of it's time.
[User Picture Icon]
From:wydok
Date:March 26th, 2005 11:01 pm (UTC)
(Link)
If you mean by critics, I would say POP. Nobody shows POP love. :(
[User Picture Icon]
From:corianderstem
Date:March 27th, 2005 02:17 am (UTC)
(Link)
Agreed. Pop was sadly overlooked.
[User Picture Icon]
From:specialcamper
Date:March 26th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
(Link)
i completely agree with you about unforgettable fire. it has such amazing songs, especially "a sort of homecoming", which is my favorite u2 song.
[User Picture Icon]
From:hard2explain8
Date:March 26th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
(Link)
i'd say it's a 3 way tie- zooropa, pop, and unforgettable fire. i think pop lyrically is an AMAZING album. of course, it's taken me 5 years to warm up to it, but now i love every single song on that album. it's absolutely phenomenal.
From:leelee_cakes
Date:March 26th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I have to say I agree about Pop. When the album came out, I wasn't really hardcore into U2, though I knew them well, from growing up with their albums. Not knowing the critical opinions/fan opinions and just listening to the words and music? I thought it was great! Being older now, when I listen to songs like "Mofo", I just love how much serious, intense stuff U2 put into an album called "Pop". It was like a disguise for some of their more personal songs.

And just for this, I shall use "Discotheque Bono"!
[User Picture Icon]
From:hard2explain8
Date:March 26th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
(Link)
haha i love that icon! i think of all the songs on that album, "Do You Feel Loved" has to be my favorite. Everything about it is awesome. The Popmart tour was my first U2 concert, and my first concert ever. I think I was like 11 or 12, and man, seeing that 40ft lemon was the best thing ever!

by the way, the best thing about the discotheque video was Bono's pelvic thrusts. :)
[User Picture Icon]
From:scaryrich
Date:March 27th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
(Link)
excellent icon, pop is the best album by anyone ever.
[User Picture Icon]
From:moydrumm
Date:March 26th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
October
From:restfortheweary
Date:March 27th, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
(Link)
Thank you! Hardly anyone likes October, but its one of my very favourites.

I'd have to say October for my #1 choice, closely followed by Pop.
[User Picture Icon]
From:bellanut
Date:March 27th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
(Link)
I wanted to say Zooropa. I love that album. But I;m gonna go with Pop because it's *easily* my second favourite album after Achtung Baby. Do You Feel Loved is one of the sexiest songs they have ever written:

Take my shirt, go on take it off me, you can tear it up if you can tie me down... With my fingers as you want them. With my nails under your hide.
With my teeth at your back and my tongue to tell you the sweetest lies, do you feel loved?


Gah. Please is also one of my all time favourites *ever*, although I prefer the version they developed after playing it live for a while. Especially with the way if morphs into WTSHNN while Bono cries out "Please. Now more poignant than ever, post 911.

September, streets capsizing, spilling over, down the drain. Shards of glass. Splinters like rain. But you could only feel your own pain

I also love the humour of Discotheque. One of my favourite videos ever. I love anything that embarrasses the hell out of Larry.

Fucking love the guitar on Last Night on Earth, too.

I think Playboy Mansion is a beautiful song that gets missed because the lyrics are so playful and Mofo messes me up every time. So. Good. Live. Strangely enough, I think Staring At The Sun is nearly my least favourite song on the album. And I love Staring At The Sun.

This was the first album for which I saw them live, so I'm a little blinded my euphoric memories. I have never been more famished by Bono than when I watched him wrap himself in his own arms and sing If You Wear That Velvet Dress as if he were alone in the world while a giant lemon shaped mirror ball filled the staduim with stars.
[User Picture Icon]
From:canadanne
Date:March 27th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)

(Link)
I have never been more famished by Bono than when I watched him wrap himself in his own arms and sing If You Wear That Velvet Dress as if he were alone in the world while a giant lemon shaped mirror ball filled the staduim with stars.

I just wanted to say what a beautiful description that was!  It captures the magic of U2 wonderfully.
From:sabneraznik
Date:March 27th, 2005 03:19 am (UTC)
(Link)
I'd say: October, Zooropa, and Pop. In that order.
From:hot_coffee
Date:March 27th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yes, POP is EXTREMELY underrated. It's a really awesome album and in you're really a hardcore fan you'd love it.
I hate how they say that The Joshua Tree was one of their only awesome albums when there are so many others. They said that was the peak of their success when they still maintain it to this day. *sigh* I don't understand people.

U2 LiveJournal

Hello Hello!!