The Worst Five U2 Albums

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The Worst Five U2 Albums
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:42:43 AM »
My picks (from worst to less worse..)

1. October
2. HTDAAB
3. NLOTH
4. War
5. R&H

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2020, 01:48:51 AM »
1. October
2. HTDAAB
3. ATYCLB
4. NLOTH
5. SOE


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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 04:28:40 AM »
ATYCLB
HTDAAB
SOE
R&H
SOI

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2020, 06:35:30 AM »
U2 doesn't have 5 crappy albums, so the worst really starts with a good album and works down from there.

Good, Not Great:
Zooropa

Middling:
HTDAAB

Has some decent tracks but overall Meh:
Pop

Not Very Good:
ATYCLB, SOE
Hold on, people! The man's talking about waste management. That affects the whole damn planet.

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2020, 06:38:57 AM »
There are no crappy U2 albums.
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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2020, 08:18:35 AM »
1. HTDAAB
2. October
3. ATYCLB
4. SoE
5. War

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2020, 01:06:41 PM »
ATYCLB
HTDAAB
NLOTH
SOI
SOE
What are we going to do now it's all been said.
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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2020, 01:30:44 PM »
I'm currently in the process or redoing my rankings, so sadly I don't have my bottom five yet. I'm pretty sure SOE and RAH would be there; I'll have to wait and see what the other three are when I get around to it. ;D

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 01:46:01 PM »
Listen as Hope and Peace try to rhyme,
Listen over marching bands playing out their time.

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 01:58:29 PM »
SOI is the only post 2000 album that is solid all the way through


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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 02:07:38 PM »
SOI is the only post 2000 album that is solid all the way through


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Mostly.  There are a couple of unnecessary clunkers like volcano and song for someone.  Volcano was a little better as something else,  i don't even recall what it was.  Song for Someone was a turd but turned into a good song in 13.  And where the hell was Crystal Ballroom and Invisible? 
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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2020, 02:19:46 PM »
Those 2 songs are the weakest but in the context of the full album it works


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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2020, 03:17:47 PM »
1. SOE
2. ATYCLB
3. SOI
4. HTDAAB
5. TJT

Not that I don't like The Joshua Tree, it just happens to be my tenth favorite U2 album, same with HTDAAB.
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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2020, 03:23:06 PM »
HTDAAB
Other albums I like but rank 13-10

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Re: The Worst Five U2 Albums
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2020, 04:45:00 PM »
Those 2 songs are the weakest but in the context of the full album it works


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^This!