Intersting album/time period for the band. They had some big hits, but were complete rock outliers as alternative and the seattle sound defined the time and place. "One" is an iconic song, but really just happened to be there. Problem with this and subsequent U2 music is that it doesn't really evolve. After Joshua Tree, you have some really good u2 tracks and some really bad ones - but they are all generic by-product of the same sound.
U2's AB seemd like the begining of the band embracing adult contemporary. Wildly popular, but not really relevant.
Conversely, Mettalica's black album also came out, but seemingly was more in sych with where everything was going. Metallica and the mainstream were able to meet in the middle so it seemed right.
U2 was the band your older sister listened to.
Last edited by Traitor Jay & the Woodies; 11-03-2011 at 03:42 PM.