Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

8.29.2006

Best U2 CD

By far, the best of all of U2's stuff has to be War.

I just love all of the songs: Surrender, Like a Song, Seconds and Refugee are those songs that weren't in the mainstream, but are just sooo good. Of course, you have Two Hearts Beat as One (one of my favorite songs EVER), New Year's Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday. 40 is also incredible. I remember this one in concert - the music stops, all you get is the drum beat and the entire audience in a sold out Reunion Arena in Dallas (boy, does this date me - saw U2 on the Joshua Tree tour) was singing it over and again. *getting goosebumps remembering it*

Discuss.

7 Comments:

  • At 2:48 PM, August 29, 2006, Blogger Hugh said…

    The ringing arpeggios at the beginning of "Where the streets have no name", with the slowly moving chord changes behind them, is the best driving-at-sunrise song evah. The sense of wide-open spaces is overwhelming.

    I wasn't cool enough to listen to War when it came out, was still grooving out to post-Vince Clarke Depeche Mode.

     
  • At 5:47 PM, August 29, 2006, Blogger El Capitan said…

    So, how long to sing that song?

     
  • At 7:23 PM, August 29, 2006, Anonymous Kr0w said…

    Saaaweet, you are the koolest

    I Discovered U2 The Summer of 80

     
  • At 11:39 PM, August 29, 2006, Blogger Uzz said…

    Well you know me...I used to worship U2..."The Unforgettable Fire" is probably my fave as that CD saw the bridge from War to the Joshua Tree...you could literally feel it.

    The title song from that CD was my driving-at-dusk song...I remember hearing it the first time and I could literally feel the light, color and texture of the mood...it was amazing! "Bad" is also a great song from that album, though I love the live version of it from the EP "Wide Awake in America".

    I have seen them three times and they NEVER fail to please!

     
  • At 8:46 AM, August 30, 2006, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    As AoM well knows that I think the only decent US album is War...the rest very quickly approaches shit and their new stuff is mostly crap.

    Sorry to be the downer, but that is just the way it is (at least for me)

     
  • At 10:56 AM, August 30, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I'm glad AoD likes War, I'll have that to listen to with him around. The main drawback to marrying a younger man is that he doesn't appreciate music from the 80s. *sigh* So sad.

    And, Uzz, I am with you on some of those other U2 tunes and albums. But, I agree that most of the newer stuff is not near as good. I just love Bono, though.

    And, El Capitan - you hit the nail on the head. It took a long time to sing that song. ;) And, I was grateful for it. Where is a Bic lighter when I need it?

     
  • At 3:59 PM, August 30, 2006, Anonymous Rufus said…

    This may be my age, but my all time favorite U2 album is One Tree Hill. And, hey, it ain't a younger man issue. I like all of U2 and I even like the newer stuff... except that last album "Atomic Bomb" which had only two relatively decent songs. Kind of a let down for U2.

     

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