Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.

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Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.

I just got to the urge to do this because I've moved Zooropa up in my rankings. First time I've put it in the top 10.

01. Achtung Baby
02. The Joshua Tree
03. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
04. The Unforgettable Fire
05. All That You Can't Leave Behind
06. WAR
07. BOY
08. Zooropa
09. Songs Of Experience
10. Songs Of Innocence
11. No Line On The Horizon
12. Rattle And Hum
13. POP
14. October

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2020, 08:31:01 PM »
1. Unforgettable Fire
2. Achtung, Baby
3. Joshua tree
4. Zooropa
5. WAR
6. No line on the horizon
7. BOY
8. POP
9. Songs of experience
10. Rattle and Hum
11. October
12. Songs of Innocence
13. All that you can't leave behind
14. How to dismantle an atomic bomb
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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 08:33:33 PM »
This is the final league table of albums after each album had 'played' each other album.

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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John Galt

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2020, 08:36:43 PM »
1. Achtung Baby
2. Zooropa
3. The Unforgettable Fire
4. The Joshua Tree
5. Pop
6. Rattle & Hum
7. No Line on the Horizon
8. Song of Innocence
9. Boy
10. War
11. All That You Can't Leave Behind
12. Songs of Experience
13. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
14. October

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2020, 08:40:10 PM »
AB
JT
Zoo
TUF
War
Pop
R&H
SOI
SOE
NLOTH
Boy
ATYCLB
HTDAAB
Oct

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MPare1966

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2020, 08:40:46 PM »
Proper ranking:

AB
JT
Zoo
TUF
War

NoLine
R&H
Pop
Boy
SOI

ATYCLB
SOE
Bomb
October
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2020, 09:43:27 PM »
1. The Joshua Tree
2. Achtung Baby

3. War
4. Zooropa

5. The Unforgettable Fire
6. Boy
7. Rattle & Hum
8. POP

9. All That You Can't Leave Behind
10. Songs of Experience
11. Songs of Innocence

12. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
13. October
14. No Line on the Horizon
There's a bible verse,
says the last one shall be first.
Well, if that verse is true,
there's hope for me and you.
-Kevin Kerby

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2020, 09:48:41 PM »
1. Zooropa
2. October
3. No Line on the Horizon
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. War
6. Boy
7. Achtung Baby
8. Pop
9. Rattle and Hum
10. The Joshua Tree
11. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
12. Songs of Innocence
13. All That You Canít Leave Behind
14. Songs of Experience
Or is it now?

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2020, 09:49:57 PM »
1. Achtung, Baby
2. Pop
3. The Joshua Tree
4. Zooropa
5. Songs of Innocence
6. No Line on the Horizon
7. The Unforgettable Fire
8. Rattle and Hum
9. Songs of Experience
10. All That You Can't Leave Behind
11. October
12. Boy
13. War
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

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MPare1966

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2020, 09:53:18 PM »
1. Achtung, Baby
2. Pop
3. The Joshua Tree
4. Zooropa
5. Songs of Innocence
6. No Line on the Horizon
7. The Unforgettable Fire
8. Rattle and Hum
9. Songs of Experience
10. All That You Can't Leave Behind
11. October
12. Boy
13. War
14. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Unsure if we can still be friends.
First Chair. Last Call.

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laoghaire

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2020, 09:57:25 PM »
You've already unfriended me.

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2020, 09:57:58 PM »
1. Pop
2. Achtung Baby
3. Zooropa
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Boy
6. The Joshua Tree
7. October
8. War
9. No Line on the Horizon
10. Songs of Innocence
11. Rattle & Hum
12. All That You Can't Leave Behind
13. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
14. Songs of Experience

As I've said before, Original Soundtrack 1 may go down as my favorite if included.

i'm curious if some of these rankings have changed, as I know that sometime recently I did this exercise.

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laoghaire

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2020, 10:00:04 PM »
My ranking probably was different this morning.

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MPare1966

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2020, 10:03:27 PM »
You've already unfriended me.

This one really hurts.
First Chair. Last Call.

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MPare1966

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Re: Rank U2's 14 studio albums from your favorite to your least favorite.
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2020, 10:05:54 PM »
1. Pop
2. Achtung Baby
3. Zooropa
4. The Unforgettable Fire
5. Boy
6. The Joshua Tree
7. October
8. War
9. No Line on the Horizon
10. Songs of Innocence
11. Rattle & Hum
12. All That You Can't Leave Behind
13. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
14. Songs of Experience

As I've said before, Original Soundtrack 1 may go down as my favorite if included.

i'm curious if some of these rankings have changed, as I know that sometime recently I did this exercise.

The 5 in my 2nd tier are interchangeable, really.
First Chair. Last Call.