U2
Achtung Baby


5.0
classic

Review

by Bassist540 USER (11 Reviews)
June 6th, 2011 | 24 replies | 4,277 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: One of the greatest Rock albums to ever hit the market.

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

U2, in the past 20 years has globally shaped music forever. They have defined true inner being, and confidently changed the way people live and breath. Achtung Baby has accomplished the same. While the album isn't underrated, it has been praised by many for it's deeply emotional, gratifying, and body shaping work. Power, and relent seek to exist in the album, where you'll find beauty and rituals. 1991 brought eccentric Hip Hop, and curious new coming artists. Groups like The Beastie Boys, and Metallica both relinquished mind blowing albums, Self Titled, and Paul's Boutique. Despite P'B not being released in 1991, it was still giving recognition towards such.


You might condemn yourself to believe Achtung Baby is the greatest U2 release to hit the market, but in reality, many will agree. The runner up is the Joshua Tree. Achtung Baby has brought together many Americans, to help deal with anger, angst, hatred, betrayal, and lust. Many songs such as One, and Ultraviolet do such a thing. The classic opener Zoo Station begins with an atmospheric, and synthesized vocal done by your dearest man, Bono. Even Better Than The Real Thing starts off with a heavy guitar, and seductive lyrics. Then you scoot on over to the awe inspiring song, One, which releases power like no other. Until the End of The World is an abundant listen, with its distorted guitar, and down to earth chorus. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses maintains a superb chorus, and So Cruel embeds a story of betrayal, hate, and at the same time, love. The Fly climaxes Bono's alter ego, and Mysterious Ways comes in for magnetic melodies. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World is more of a quiet approach. Not to say it's *gulp* filler, but It seemingly lacks compared to the others. Ultraviolet sky rockets past Pluto, with the ecstatic vocals, and heart warming lyrics. Acrobat and Love is Blindness are the more darker recordings. They both deal with the strong power of love, and what it may wind up doing to a human being.

The lyrics are very strong, and deal with more than just your average "Puppy Love" ordeal. Much of the album is intense. I would consider Love Is Blindess, So Cruel, and One to be the most. Ultraviolets chorus is the pop driven "Baby, Baby, Baby" theme. Although the verses repentant the relentless words. One song even includes Religious matter, Until The End of The World. It imagined an argument between Jesus and Judas Iscariot. He states the spiritual matter he derives from, and what it's doing to cultivate him. Many more upbeat tracks are ones like Mysterious Ways, and The Fly.

U2 was determined for the sound to come out excellent on Achtung Baby. That drove in passsing. The sound is remarkable, especially from a 1991 release. Achtung Baby, for the sound, lyrics and production, has been acclaimed one of the greatest Rock LP's to ever be put on the market. It was marked number 71 for the 100 Best Albums Ever category.

This release has drove in many attentive fans to be lurking for the right U2 LP. This one is it. It has influenced dozens of artists that have came down the road. Really, there is nothing wrong with the album. In spite of some of their more poorer releases, Pop, and No Line On the Horizon, Achtung Baby peels off the etching mark to Rock, and gratifies the concepts of emotion, and power. Now we just have to see if U2 can pull an attempt like this one again. Will it happen? Who knows, but god has given us a gift, the gift of U2.



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BigHans
June 6th 2011



26455 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

good job, album is a masterpiece.

Bassist540
June 6th 2011



373 Comments


Thanks

AggravatedYeti
June 6th 2011



7684 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album is pretty much awesome yes.

AutoRock
June 6th 2011



416 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Agreed. Pos'd.

Drsmith4
June 6th 2011



1715 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Zoo TV-era U2 would probably have been my favorite live act of all time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgb6WtWKH4s

IleftyspankedU
June 6th 2011



691 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

just recently downloaded this. heard it a lot from my dad back when it came out. when i think of U2, this is the album i hear in my head.

KILL
June 6th 2011



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

Tyrael
June 6th 2011



20820 Comments


Why so negative, KILL?

pedroia55
June 6th 2011



1461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Lol 2.5

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 6th 2011



7164 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Phenomenal album, this is. The Fly and Even Better Than The Real Thing has got to be among The Edge's best works ever.

Digging: Ty Segall - Manipulator

Bassist540
June 6th 2011



373 Comments


2.5..........Cool....

Parallels
June 6th 2011



6641 Comments


amazing album....
but some of it is overrated.

namely tracks 5 and 9 are bland to me

but good review, pos'd

pedroia55
June 6th 2011



1461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Nope

Parallels
June 6th 2011



6641 Comments


The Unforgettable Fire is way better than this


pedroia55
June 6th 2011



1461 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ehhh maybe

wyankeif1337
June 6th 2011



6739 Comments


ehhh maybe

















not

wyankeif1337
June 6th 2011



6739 Comments


oh wait, nvm. i thought this review was for The Joshua Tree, in which case, yep. The Fire is better.

Parallels
June 6th 2011



6641 Comments


lol silly people

KILL
June 7th 2011



71372 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

sorry i dont like this boring music my bad

Psychopathologist
June 7th 2011



1924 Comments


fuck this band



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