The Unforgettable Fire

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
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Based on 3 reviews
1984 Ratings: #50 / 99
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1984 Ratings: #30
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October 1, 1984 / Release Date
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What I feel is for the most part forgotten in U2's discography, "The Unforgettable Fire" is U2 trying approach personal issues with open arms and touching base with social issues like they did prior on "War". With Bono's introspective lyricism and the bands more toned down performances, U2 birth one of their finest accomplishments and their most overlooked.
Day 23.

I actually enjoyed this more than I did The Joshua Tree, which I didn't expect but it's a more than welcome surprise. This album feels a lot more focused than the Joshua Tree was, it feels like a package, it feels consistent. While The Joshua Tree is definitely a good album this one felt like it had a more focused sound to it, it felt less like stadium rock and more punky. There was a reserved and raw sound here and I really liked it.

Favourite Tracks: A Sort of Homecoming, Pride (In ... read more
There are places on this album that just pick you up and take you to some seriously emotional heights. So much heart went into the recording of these songs. The humanity in Bono’s performance is palpable, and the rest of the music serves to carry that passion.

It’s a shame that “Elvis Presley and America” stunts what is otherwise an extremely well-paced and artistically aware record. Even more of a shame that it comes right before “MLK”, an incredibly somber ... read more
10. Elvis Presley and America
9. MLK
8. 4th of July
7. Promenade
6. Indian Summer Sky
5. A Sort of Homecoming
4. Wire
3. The Unforgettable Fire
2. Bad
1. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
The progressive rock DNA of U2 kept taking big steps and creating massively impressive hits, but their consistency was still under par for me.
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Track List

  1. A Sort Of Homecoming 
  2. Pride (In The Name Of Love) 
  3. Wire 
  4. The Unforgettable Fire 
  5. Promenade 
  6. 4th Of July 
  7. Bad 
  8. Indian Summer Sky 
  9. Elvis Presley And America 
  10. MLK
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Added on: October 29, 2012