U2's biggest change of direction between albums.

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Zoo adam

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U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« on: April 18, 2021, 02:31:03 PM »
Some big changes of direction here between albums. For better or worse.

Some early changes were made quickly.
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Re: U2's biggest change of direction:
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 02:32:54 PM »
Haven't included albums since ATYCLB. The changes of direction were minimal. Although still some good stuff released.

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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 02:38:49 PM »
Very close in my view between RH to AB and Pop to ATYCLB.
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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 03:05:51 PM »
R&H to AB

although POP to ATYCLB was a big change as well
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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 03:18:23 PM »
I could vote for any of War to TUF, R&H to AB or Pop to ATYCLB.  The first example is one I find interesting in the sense that the two albums were released within the same decade.  That obviously can't be said for the latter two examples.  Working with Eno and Lanois for the first of many times also has significance.  I can also appreciate that TUF didn't mark the end of the band's working with Lillywhite either.  Achtung Baby was, of course, the band dreaming it up all over again and chopping down the Joshua Tree.  ATYCLB was about re-applying for the biggest band in the world and leaving behind the different sounds and irony of the 90s. 
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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2021, 03:51:23 PM »
Love October. But War had hit singles, big anthems and funk! Going straight in at number 1 in the UK it was the big album they needed.

Then TUF was another nice surprise. With longer, slower songs,

Z was a big jump. Songs such as Lemon, DGPFYCC, Numb & The Wanderer, you literally would not know it was them if hearing it them on the radio.

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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2021, 03:56:59 PM »
ATYCLB was a change from POP but nothing new as U2 had been making that sort of music in the 80's.

After 10 years of experimentation in the 90's & a reducing fan base, it was no surprise when I heard BD.

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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2021, 01:33:23 PM »
I initially was going to jump straight to R&H --> AB, but I thought better of it. I think Pop --> ATYCLB is a more drastic shift because unlike the first option, this latter shift also involved them sucking.
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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2021, 01:38:16 PM »
I initially was going to jump straight to R&H --> AB, but I thought better of it. I think Pop --> ATYCLB is a more drastic shift because unlike the first option, this latter shift also involved them sucking.

While I don't 100% agree, it still made me laugh out loud.

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Re: U2's biggest change of direction between albums.
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2021, 02:08:47 PM »
I initially was going to jump straight to R&H --> AB, but I thought better of it. I think Pop --> ATYCLB is a more drastic shift because unlike the first option, this latter shift also involved them sucking.

While I don't 100% agree, it still made me laugh out loud.
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