red hill mining town
....i'm not sleeping.
although at the risk of derision I've always loved Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
Came here to post these exact same two songs.
Have you seen the old music video for this? Technical curiosities aside, it's quite hilarious when they get to the bridge and Bono kinda loses track of the lip-syncing. Charming in its own amateur way, certainly. And still a great song.
Its also very good
Will check it out.
is the correct answer, Why they threw it away on a shit batman film ill never know!
Worst song more like
With Angel of Harlem running a very, very, very close second. Big love also to Hold Me Thrill Me.
Until the End of the World and The Fly.
Just loooove this song from Joshua Tree
I like the middle period U2 — Achtung Baby through to All That You Can't Leave Behind, albeit only bits of the latter.
is probably 3rd on my list
Shame The Edge's vocals in the chorus always sound kinda flat live
never been huge on U2, but I think Achtung Baby is brilliant. amazing sound!
Trying to work this out, I realised they do have a hell of a lot of great songs.
stories for boys
new years day
11 o'clock tick tock
I fall down
and virtually anything off Unforgettable Fire or War.
I wont tolerate any hairy-arsed teenager who's just discovered Kasabian telling me U2 are shit.
Bullet The Blue Sky (Live)
All I Want Is You
is very nice.
New Years Day
Sunday Bloody Sunday
All obvious because they're all great.
I thought you indie bedwetters hated them
And I like good songs.
I actually like U2
Mainly because of their latter period dross, and Bono's save the world schtick, and all the things people associate with U2.
But then you think about the number of properly amazing songs in their back catalogue, and it's all ruined.
The Unforgettable Fire
In God's Country
for the intro alone and the way the crowd go chicken oriental
Every time, all the time. And Bad
Way too shouty
is this the wrong answer some how?
Is my favourite too! I've only heard about 6/7 of their songs (that I know are definitely U2) though.
If it was an Afghan Whigs album track I'm sure it'd get more love here.
closely followed by United Colours Of Plutonium
is still my favourite song of all time. Notable mentions to Where the Streets Have No name (especially live), Zooropa, The Unforgettable Fire and the criminally overlooked Acrobat.
for the first time in ages, top tune
For some reason, I feel like Coldplay can never match them... no matter how hard they try. Coldplay's not a bad act by any stretch, but they're just missing the pathos. Missing the depth that U2 has, even in their cheesiest moments.
Anyway, Zoo Station hasn't been mentioned yet and I love that one.
Simple but excellent.
I wouldn't even compare the two in terms of quality in their back catalogue
ever really stopped the band being good, they only really lost it comparatively recently.
Out of Control
The Unforgettable Fire
will do me for now...
for best ballad
But I think the guitars are better in Wild Horses on the whole.
First two albums were so basic, they were inspiring. Like something you could do yourself if you tried. Yet, they were only good because they contained well-written tunes. Punk approach, arena goals.
Just for being an imagined conversation between Judas and Jesus that could mean so many other things to people at the same time. I like that literary shit in tunes.
But I like One by U2 best.