Why on earth haven't they made more stuff like 4th of July? It's probably the best thing I've ever heard from 'em. But no, they choose to make inflated, pompous stadium gooey. Makes sense financially but artistically, I don't understand it.
This album reached parts of me that other albums failed to reach, although its abstract and vague and obscure, its like me, where War was straight ahead and focused to a cause this was the flip side, they would focus again for Joshua Tree. As a band October is still the best album ever.
If this album does not make it evident that Brian Eno is a genius then I'm not sure what does. Bowie, Lanois, I mean, everything he touches is just great. U2 took a major step here with this album and The Joshua Tree solidified them one of the greatest bands ever.
I don't really agree with people who claim that U2 sounded better in their early days. I think that The Joshua Tree exhibited U2's greatest sound and album with Achtung Baby coming in second. This is a good album but not the best.
U2 are great at making dam good albums, but they always put something in thats not a song in the sense of the word. Such as 4th July / Prominade and MLK.
The songs here are awesome tho, I propably love this album as much as war.
What?! This was only the beginning, the harbinger for the Joshua Tree, and then Achtung Baby, no way is this the peak of U2, although some of their most important tracks are here like Bad and Homecoming.