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Because Boy, October and War are cracking albums.
and have done from day 1
It's really very good.
Don't like it
It's the bloated, anthemic windiness I can't stand... even in the early days, there was something grandiose and overblown about their whole schtick. It wasn't until later in their career that Bono became famous for being a massive prat, but you can still hear the ego and the bombast on those early albums.
...Achtung Baby, Zooropa and Pop - the rest leave me cold. During that period they were a good live spectacle too.
plus I reckon Beautiful Day and Elevation are cracking tunes too (the former moreso than the latter).
which is that I actually think U2 are great, and have done far more good for the world than bad. Including Bono.
everything up to/including Unforgettable Fire.
But I can see why people don't like em.
I like also The Joshua Tree, Zooropa, War & The Unforgettable Fire.
PS: they're a very good singles band.
More details. I'm not a cryptologist.