THE JOSHUA TREE

Best and Worst U2 Album Covers

Someone suggested I rank U2’s album covers, which seems less controversial than eras and band members, so that is what I am going to do today. I’ll save eras and band members for next week because it has been a long week, and I don’t think I have enough fight left in me. Here is…

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From the LA Times, U2 talks about New Album due in April

U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela U2 looks to Nelson Mandela for inspiration for its ‘Ordinary Love’ on the soundtrack of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ and the collision of youth and hard-earned wisdom on its upcoming album. U2’s band members are Adam Clayton, left, the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and…

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My Favorite U2 Albums

The other day I saw a tweet by U2Start.com about ranking every U2 album by ranking every U2 song. I thought it might be fun and wanted to share my results. First I want to rank every U2 album in the order of which I like them and then see if the math supports it after…

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The Joshua Tree Inducted to Grammy Hall of Fame

GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 THE HALL ADDS 27 NEW RECORDINGS, INCLUDING SELECTIONS BY MILES DAVIS, GEORGE HARRISON, ROBERT JOHNSON, DOLLY PARTON, RUN-D.M.C., AND U2 U2 The Joshua Tree December 03, 2013 — 6:00 am PST GRAMMY.com Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions…

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Happy 25th Anniversary Rattle and Hum

Most people honor the anniversary of U2’s Rattle and Hum album, but I have always honored the anniversary of Rattle and Hum the movie, which premiered in the U.S. on November 4, 1988. Maybe because that is the vivid memory in my head. I don’t remember buying the album (uh tape), but I remember going…

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Rattle and Hum – my U2 A to Z

Almost 25 years ago, on November 4, 1988, exactly one month after my 16th birthday, I piled a bunch of my friends into my GMC Jimmy and drove to the movie theater to see the premiere of Rattle and Hum. People were dancing in the aisles. It was almost like being at a concert, not that…

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October – my U2 A to Z

October is one of my favorite U2 albums and one of my favorite U2 songs. October is my favorite month, my birthday month. To me, October symbolizes the changing of the seasons and the beginning of my favorite time of year. So I love U2’s October. Other favorite songs of the October album are Rejoice and Gloria, but I really…

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No Line on the Horizon – my U2 A to Z

No Line on the Horizon was released in March 2009, and I immediately fell in love it with as I had with All That You Can’t Leave Behind. U2 promoted their new release with five consecutive nights on the David Letterman Show and a mini concert and interview at Fordham University broadcasted on Good Morning America. My…

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Joshua Tree – my U2 A to Z

26 years ago U2′s The Joshua Tree, my favorite album, was released. It was March 9, 1987, and I was a freshman in high school. I heard With or Without You and liked it. I realized that it was by that same group who sang that song Pride I had heard before. But I had to check out and see…

Achtung Baby – my U2 A to Z

A favorite of mine about U2 that begins with A is Achtung Baby. Sorry Adam fans. When AB was released almost 21 1/2 years ago in November 1991, I must admit that I did not like it.  It was such a departure from The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum, and actually from all of their previous albums. I had to listen…

Happy 21st Birthday Achtung Baby!

I must admit that when Achtung Baby was released in November of 1991, I did not like it. It was such a departure from The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum, and actually from all of their previous albums. I had to listen to it several times before I fell in love with it, and then AB was the only…

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Vertigo 2005

In November of 2004, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and the special edition U2 ipod were released. I didn’t fall in love with Atomic Bomb as I had with All That You Can’t Leave Behind, but there are a few songs that I love from it including Original of the Species, Love and Peace…

POP

Pop Music

Pop was released in March of 1997. I remember seeing the video for Discotheque and loving it because U2 was dressed like The Village People. A lot of people criticized Pop for being too techno and not enough of like U2, but I really liked it. The lyrics were just as strong as always. In…

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Achtung Y’all!

Achtung Baby was released in 1991. I had to listen to it a few times before I fell in love with it, which I did. It had a completely different sound from any of U2’s previous albums, but the lyrics were amazing. And for me, music is all about lyrics and drums. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses is still…