Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby

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wons

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Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« on: November 16, 2019, 09:05:54 PM »
Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 09:06:31 PM »
Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby

I'm going with Boy.

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shineinthesummernight

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 04:50:22 AM »
Boy for sure; Achtung has more of an alternative feel.

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 04:57:14 AM »
Yep, Boy for me, a proper new wave/post punk classic. Achtung Baby is a very different beast. Dark and rocking but with far more going on than just a straight up "rocker".

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 06:44:51 AM »
Boy. Wow, I surprised myself!
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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 09:55:32 AM »
Achtung Baby.


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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2019, 12:03:01 PM »
Didnt get the answer you wanted here ?

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2019, 02:21:19 PM »
Guilty of the exact same thing, though I PROMISE I'm not taking it one bit seriously  ;)

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2019, 02:30:38 PM »
ohmygosh, me too! Well, like most things in life, my favorites change on an almost daily basis.
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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2019, 02:39:31 PM »
Wons, you have only received 13 votes so far in this poll, well short of your record.

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2019, 02:57:54 PM »
AB


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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2019, 03:10:43 PM »
The Fly, UTEOTW, and Acrobat answer this question for me pretty clearly.
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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shineinthesummernight

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2019, 03:57:29 PM »
I still think "October" trumps them both due to its driving rhythm section.

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2020, 04:53:49 PM »
Achtung Baby, and it's not even close.

Boy carries a light post-punk feel through its runtime. Bono's faux British accent loses whatever edge songs like Out of Control and Twilight could've had. (I still love those songs, but they aren't very hard-hitting.) An Cat Dubh and The Electric Co. are the most threatening competition here.

Achtung Baby, on the other hand, features U2 at its most acidic with Acrobat, most industrial with Zoo Station and The Fly, and most honestly intense with the conclusion of Until the End Of the World. That heaviness continues even in the mournful Love Is Blindness, which shows U2 in a rare crossover between love and angst.

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Re: Which is U2's harder rocking album: Boy or Achtung Baby
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2020, 05:05:15 PM »
AB. Boy, good as it was, sounds like shorty and co were discovering how to use their willies. AB, courtesy of Eno/Lanois/Brook from the UF era, sounds like 4 fully formed men who know how to use their weapons.

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