I finally got around to finish the Bono article in Rolling Stone. Boy that man can talk forever. In the sidebar where he reviews all the studio albums, he ends HTDAAB with this "It's the best collection of songs we've put together - there's no weak songs. But as an album, the whole isn't greater than the sum of its parts, and it fucking annoys me."
That got me to thinking.... which album do you think is best as a whole? a concept? as a theme?
Conversely, which album do you think is just a group of good songs, but not a sound whole piece?