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"Boy" is a great album! Discuss....
gloria, the first epic indie anthem?
fire, brilliant riff.
+ other positives.. etc.
tbh, it is all about war though, isn't it.
and at the end of the day, once you realise how unlistenable bono's voice is, it just makes the whole thing irrelevant... sorry
I lived in Bologna in Italy at the time I got into this (1983) and when I listen to it I am back there in Via Santo Stefano with my walkman and red U2 tapes. Its still sounds fresh to me now.
At the time my biggest ambition was to see U2 live but it took me two years to do this.
I know a guy who was actually at Red Rocks Colorado for the Under a Blood Red Sky gig.
but October overtook it at some point. Oct has this irresistable dark and mystical quality that makes up for any other shortcomings such as a possible shortage of hooks. Love "I Fall Down" and "Rejoice" in particular.
Boy is still quite amazing, the first four or five songs are pretty incredible and I like the clear production, even the little xylophone or whatever it is.
I reckon both albums are pretty underated.
War never really did it for me, but.
Takes both Boy and October to task. It's a mightily fine album.
people talk as if U2 were never good
first four albums are great, and only then does it get pompous and crap
I was tempted, the original does suffer from some dated production.
Also sharing the general consensus that its a simply superb album.
I wish they hadn't got so bloated and just kept churning out "Unforgettable Fires" year after year.
They are have made the same album for the last three they've done.
'Unforgettable Fire' is a good album, bit washy production wise but got some great songs on there.
'Boy' is a classic, infact the first three are. There's a reason why they are the biggest band on the planet.. i'd say those albums cement it.
I think the production on it is incredible, the whole thing has an amazing dreamlike quality.
" A Sort Of Homecoming" on Wide Awake In America it's got alot of power and presence. Some of the album tracks are indeed dreamy but they lack a bit of bite. Alot of it doesnt need that obviously, "4th of July" is beautiful.