manicm said:Having grown a bit more mature and wiser I think I'll have to disagree with you now. When I was a teen I absolutely loathed The Joshua Tree and thought Achtung was the best thing they ever did. Decades later I've now changed my mind - if anyone's really honest here the 2nd half of Achtung is really not up to snuff and not memorable at all. The first-half is a thing of brilliance but as a whole Joshua is undeniably the better album.
Just like Radiohead, I mean I really like Kid A, but I think its sister Amnesiac is actually the more consistent album, but overall their true masterpiece remains OK Computer.
I'm with you on Radiohead, but not on U2. I've never loathed The Joshua Tree. I just think that Bono is generally too up himself and the band tends towards tedious chugging, but on Achtung Baby the music has some real zip and the Bonster is more aware of his own arsiness.