U2 Album League - The Final League Positions

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U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« on: February 01, 2020, 07:32:44 PM »
These are the final positions in our U2 album league after 13 matches played. 

Thank you to all who participated on this project, something I don't think has ever been done before on a U2 forum.

1. Achtung Baby (39) 13/0/0 (+243)
2. The Joshua Tree (36) 12/1/0 (+179)
3. Zooropa (33) 11/2/0 (+129)
4. The Unforgettable Fire (30) 10/3/0 (+131)
5. Pop (27) 9/4/0 (+97)
6. Boy (22) 7/5/1 (-20)
7. Rattle and Hum (18) 5/5/3 (-37)
8. War (17) 5/6/2 (-26)
9. Songs of Innocence (15) 5/8/0 (-71)
10. No Line on the Horizon (14) 4/7/2 (-53)
11. All That You Can't Leave Behind (9) 3/10/0 (-134)
12. Songs of Experience (6) 2/11/0 (-128)
13. October (3) 1/12/0 (-134)
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (0) 0/13/0 (-171)


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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 07:45:26 PM »
Boy 16:7 All That You Canít Leave Behind
Boy 4:21 The Unforgettable Fire
Boy 4:19 The Joshua Tree
Boy 7:18 Pop
Boy 16:10 Songs of Innocence
Boy 12:12 Rattle and Hum
Boy 17:7 October
Boy 12:9 No Line on the Horizon
Boy 15:10 War
Boy 3:19 AB
Boy 19:5 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Boy 14:9 Songs of Experience
Boy 5:18 Zooropa

October  8:14 War
October 3:18 The Joshua Tree
October 13 :11 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
October 11:15 Rattle & Hum
October 11:16 No Line on the Horizon
October 9:13 Songs of Experience
October 7:17 Boy
October 7:15 Songs of Innocence
October 2:22 The Unforgettable Fire
October 2:19 Pop
October 1:23 Achtung Baby
October 1:22 Zooropa
October 9:13 All That You Canít Leave Behind

War 14:8 October
War 2:21 Achtung Baby
War 19:5 Songs of Innocence
War 12:12 No Line on the Horizon
War 2:24 The Joshua Tree
War 16:6 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
War 7:15 Zooropa
War 12:12 Rattle and Hum
War10:15 Boy
War 5:18 The Unforgettable Fire
War 14:7 All That You Canít Leave Behind
War 8:16 Pop
War 17:5 Songs of Experience

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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2020, 07:46:23 PM »
TUF 16:9 Pop
TUF 21:4 Boy
TUF 19:4 All That You Canít Leave Behind
TUF 5:20 Achtung Baby
TUF 23:3 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
TUF 10:14 The Joshua Tree
TUF 18:3 Songs of Experience
TUF 13:14 Zooropa
TUF 22:2 October
TUF 18:5 War
TUF 18:3 No Line on the Horizon
TUF 20:4 Songs of Innocence
TUF 19:4 Rattle and Hum

Joshua Tree 14:9 Zooropa
Joshua Tree 18:3 October
Joshua Tree  19:4 Boy
Joshua Tree 26:0 Songs of Innocence
Joshua Tree 24:2 War
Joshua Tree 14:10 The Unforgettable Fire
Joshua Tree 22:0 All That You Canít Leave Behind
Joshua Tree 21:1 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Joshua Tree 22:3 Rattle and Hum
Joshua Tree 19:0 Songs of Experience
Joshua Tree 16:10 Pop
Joshua Tree 20:1 No Line on the Horizon
Joshua Tree 6:20 Achtung Baby

R&H 13:9 Songs of Innocence
R&H 6:20 Pop
R&H 0:24 Achtung Baby
R&H 15:11 October
R&H 7:18 Zooropa
R&H 12:12 Boy
R&H 16:6 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
R&H 12:12 War
R&H 3:22 Joshua Tree
R&H 11:11 No Line on the Horizon
R&H 16:5 Songs of Experience
R&H 21:4 All That You Canít Leave Behind
R&H 4:19 The Unforgettable Fire

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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2020, 07:47:35 PM »
AB 21:2 NLOTH
AB 21:2 War
AB 24:0 Rattle and Hum
AB 20:5 The Unforgettable Fire
AB 26:1 Songs of Experience
AB 22:5 Pop
AB 21:1 Songs of Innocence
AB 22:1 All That You Canít Leave Behind
AB 20:5 Zooropa
AB 19:3 Boy
AB 23:1 October
AB 22:2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
AB 20:6 The Joshua Tree

Zooropa 9:14 Joshua Tree
Zooropa 24:3 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Zooropa 16:12 Pop
Zooropa 22:2 Songs of Experience
Zooropa 18:7 Rattle and Hum
Zooropa 19:2 No Line on the Horizon
Zooropa 15:7 War
Zooropa 14:13 The Unforgettable Fire
Zooropa 5:20 Achtung Baby
Zooropa 19:2 All That You Canít Leave Behind
Zooropa 16:5 Songs of Innocence
Zooropa 22:1 October
Zooropa 18:5 Boy

Pop 9:16 TUF
Pop 20:6 R&H
Pop 12:16 Zooropa
Pop 18:7 Boy
Pop 22:5 All That You Canít Leave Behind
Pop 5:22 Achtung Baby
Pop 19:5 No Line on the Horizon
Pop 21:3 Songs of Experience
Pop 22:3 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Pop 19:2 October
Pop 10:16 The Joshua Tree
Pop 16:8 War
Pop 18:7 Songs of Innocence

ATYCLB 7:16 Boy
ATYCLB 6: 19 No Line on the Horizon
ATYCLB 4:19 The Unforgettable Fire
ATYCLB 14:12 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
ATYCLB 5:22 Pop
ATYCLB 9:16 Songs of Innocence
ATYCLB 0:22 The Joshua Tree
ATYCLB 1:22 Achtung Baby
ATYCLB 15:10 Songs of Experience
ATYCLB 2:19 Zooropa
ATYCLB 7:14 War
ATYCLB 4:21 Rattle and Hum
ATYCLB 13:9 October

HTDAAB 7:14 Songs of Experience
HTDAAB 3:24 Zooropa
HTDAAB 11:13 October
HTDAAB 12:14 All That You Canít Leave Behind
HTDAAB 3:23 The Unforgettable Fire
HTDAAB 6:16 War
HTDAAB 6:16 Rattle and Hum
HTDAAB 0:21 The Joshua Tree
HTDAAB 3:22 Pop
HTDAAB 6:19 Songs of Innocence
HTDAAB 5:19 Boy
HTDAAB 2:22 Achtung Baby
HTDAAB 6:18 No Line on the Horizon

NLOTH 2:21 Achtung Baby
NLOTH 19:6 All That You Canít Leave Behind
NLOTH 15:9 Songs of Experience
NLOTH 12:12 War
NLOTH 16:11 October
NLOTH 2:19 Zooropa
NLOTH 5:19 Pop
NLOTH 9:12 Boy
NLOTH 13:15 Songs of Innocence
NLOTH 11:11 Rattle and Hum
NLOTH 3:19 The Unforgettable Fire
NLOTH 1:20 The Joshua Tree
NLOTH 18:6 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

SoI 9:13 Rattle and Hum
SoI 16:9 Songs of Experience
SoI 5:19 War
SoI 0:26 Joshua Tree
SoI 10:16 Boy
SoI 16:9 All That You Canít Leave Behind
SoI 1:21 Achtung Baby
SoI 15:7 October
SoI 15:13 No Line on the Horizon
SoI 19:6 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
SoI 5:16 Zooropa
SoI 4:20 The Unforgettable Fire
SoI 7:18 Pop

SoE 14:7 HTDAAB
SoE 9:16 Songs of Innocence
SoE 9:15 No Line on the Horizon
SoE 2:22 Zooropa
SoE 1:26 Achtung Baby
SoE 13:9 October
SoE 3:18 The Unforgettable Fire
SoE 3:21 Pop
SoE 10:15 All That You Canít Leave Behind
SoE 0:19 Joshua Tree
SoE 5:16 Rattle and Hum
SoE 9:14 Boy
SoE 5:17 War



















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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 07:51:02 PM »
Very, very  cool, strudel. Thanks for your hard work on this project. It was great fun!
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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2020, 11:34:23 PM »
Fantastic work mate.
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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 07:04:26 AM »
This is an excellent way to rank the albums.  Our forum seems to differ from music critics in our affinity for pop and rh. 

I think the 2000s albums are properly ordered. 


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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 07:14:57 AM »
Sublte differences aside as you mention, zero - i think our list so to speak is not all that far off what you'd see from most critics.

I recently posted some sources in another thread that aggregated loads of critics lists and fans lists - which made for a decent read.

Bomb as it has here Bombed.

The 00's and 10's records also perform really badly generally.

I'll see if can find them.
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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 09:40:34 AM »
Iím glad SOI came out as the best of the 00s.   Itís the most consistent record and has aged well.  I probably helped get it over nloth with my votes.   


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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2020, 07:15:04 PM »
Iím glad SOI came out as the best of the 00s.   Itís the most consistent record and has aged well.  I probably helped get it over nloth with my votes.   


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Good to see SOI ahead of SOE as well. Always thought it was better & a late career classic.

SOE had a couple more songs. Suspect that was to negate the other songs not being as good. But good that SOE was only a 3 year wait.

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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2020, 07:19:07 PM »
Always liked Bomb.

However my bomb had the fun 'Fast Cars' & the epic 'Electrical Storm' and 'The Hands that built America'. Of course 'Yahwah' has been removed.

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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2020, 01:47:54 AM »
Always liked Bomb.

However my bomb had the fun 'Fast Cars' & the epic 'Electrical Storm' and 'The Hands that built America'. Of course 'Yahwah' has been removed.

It came within 2 votes of winning and 1 vote of drawing in two matches. 

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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2020, 09:38:41 AM »
I get nostalgic for bomb. 


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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2020, 11:29:23 AM »
I get nostalgic for bomb. 


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Re: U2 Album League - The Final League Positions
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2020, 01:16:37 PM »
Good.