Achtung Baby

U2 - Achtung Baby
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Based on 5 reviews
1991 Ratings: #2 / 433
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Based on 477 ratings
1991 Ratings: #44
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This one didn't hit me as hard as Joshua Tree but is still a very good album overall. Their transition into the 90s marks a noticeable tone difference compared to Joshua Tree and while I like the sound and production on that album more, I can't deny that U2 definitely still was at the cutting edge in terms of production with Brian Eno. This album has some serious highlights on it but also has a few filler moments throughout. Overall, the end product is quite nice.


The second U2 album I had to bump up to a qualifying rating score recently, I think I had this pegged as a guilty pleasure with a few worthy songs when really it's a decent album that ok, needed a little trim.

'The Fly' remains my favourite U2 song (although 'All I Want is You' has gone up a lot in my estimations and is challenging it...maybe it's just that closing string section?) and that really helps this album's cause. The other winning factor is the best songs are all sequenced within ... read more


Unpopular opinion: this album is incredibly boring and underwhelming just like the band itself.


The best album of U2's career for sure, their highest point in creativity and songwriting, a very beautiful monument of the 90s times. It's amazing how the band was able to rebuild themselves and produce such masterful and new work. The sound, the production, the songwriting, the melody, everything is just on the utmost level, a masterpiece. Brian Eno and Flood included. And as it should be for the greatest albums, its a huge grower, at first I liked this album less than the older ones, but ... read more


It's good, but this should not be your first U2 album AT ALL.


A Masterpiece of the 90's, no one can't resist it. Dark deep and bittersweet with a Touch of Sarcasm and some dadaistic Lyrics. Bono's Vocals catches perfect the Mood of this Time and the Music of his Bandmates are unique,widescreen and very very strong. A must have Album for everyone who loves Music.

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Added on: October 28, 2012