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July 8th, 2002

(no subject) @ 03:25 pm

I was gonna leave this as a comment to m origina post but I decided to post here.

I was just thinking. a lot of people say they like Achtung Baby better because it was a breakthrough musically and stuff. I just wantto share some random thoughts around this...

*I agree that it was a musical breakthrough in a lot of ways. but I've always been bigger on just the feeling in general it gives. whether or not joshua is breakthrough musically I don't know but the musical just sound is the most important thing to me (more important than lyrics or trying news things) and to me the *sound*, the meodies, everything about the Joshua Tree is just the best ever. There is NOTHING that compares to it to me- nothing. I absolutely love every song on that album. That's why I personally thin it's jus the best thing ever.

another thing..

*when I first heard Achtung Baby I was a bit freaked out by it. my first album was the best of. then a few months later I got UF, JT, and AB on the same day. I fell in love with JT right away, I liked UF, but AB freaked me out. I listened to it a few times more and eventually grew to like it (it' now my second favorite). anyways that brings me to my next point....

*everything always says what a different sound AB is. and overall yes it is. but when you listen to all the different parts you can (well I can anyways) point out all the distinct u2ey sounds in there. they've just mixedmixed togetherin this totally different way that makes everythin sound different. I'm sure I'm not the only one who notices this but I've never seen anyone mention it so I though I'd just bring it up.

that is all.

oh just a side note... my fav albums:
#1 Joshua Tree
#2 Achtung Baby
#3 Zooropa

~melissa :)
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Date:July 8th, 2002 12:42 pm (UTC)

I totally agree with you there, believe it or not AB is not in my top 5 U2 albums!!

Pop is probably my favourite but I'll always say the JT is the greatest record ever made if that makes sense :)

My top 5

1. Pop
2. JT
3. Zooropa
4. UF
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Date:July 8th, 2002 12:50 pm (UTC)
These are great thoughts and points, thank ou for sharing them.

I think both The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby were groundbreaking, but in two very different ways. Joshua got them to the top, and Achtung showed that they were not just going to rest on their laurels up there.

I can listen to The Joshua Tree straight through without wanting to skip or rearrange the tracks. It just seems to have a perfect flow for me, but maybe that's because it was burned into my brain to listen to it in that order since I had it on cassette only for 4 years before I got it on CD. Achtung I listen to in order except I do find myself skipping certain tracks, especially Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses. Pop and ATYCLB are two albums that I just burned re-ordered copies of because I like my order of the tracks so much better than what the guys chose.

I've got a lot of thoughts about The Joshua Tree swimming around in my head but I can't seem to get them all out now. It's usually other people's posts/comments that make me think, "oh yeah...!" =)
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Date:July 8th, 2002 10:12 pm (UTC)

i think 'so cruel' makes AB a great album. its probably my favorite off of AB, and its also probably the most basic. But when u really listen to AB, for me at least, the songs that stand out are love is blindess, so cruel, and acrobat. (ok, Mysterious ways is an awesome stand out song, as well. hehe. almost forgot about it! )

i've never really been a big fan of the vocals on the studio version of One..great lyrics, and music..and a great great live song! but, I always associate AB and JT, more so than AB with Zooropa. Zooropa is just way out there. in a good way! its underated, imho, but i like passengers a lot too!

what im curious to see, is how much of ATYCLB makes it into the next tour. i guess as the albums roll by, it gets harder and harder to choose, and make the fans happy. personally, i'd like to see less of the 'big hits', and more of the diamonds in the ruff. maybe a little 'promenade', 'daddies gonna pay..', or 'two hearts..'! hehe.
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Date:July 10th, 2002 02:06 pm (UTC)
ill always remember the day i bought achtung baby....

halfway through listening to it, i threw the case across the room because i thought it was crap....

i was 14..... 2 zoo shows and not more than a year and a half later, i declared it the greatest album of all time....

still do...

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