Tuesday, January 12, 2010

U2 - "War"

U2 - War
1983, Island

1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. Seconds
3. New Year's Day
4. Like a Song...
5. Drowning Man
6. The Refugee
7. Two Hearts Beat As One
8. Red Light
9. Surrender
10. "40"

Sometimes my music tastes defy logic - even my logic. See, War is the only U2 disc I own. War is the only U2 disc I like. Sure I like a few songs off of The Joshua Tree and a few more from the various albums they've put out over the years. But War is the only album I have and it's the only one I want. I'm not sure why. I just... like it better. Seems like The Edge's style was truly unique here and the band was vibrant and fresh. But as I think about it U2 has always been a great band, so yeah... I don't know what my deal is.

Useless Fact: Thrash band Believer covered "Like a Song" on Sanity Obscure.


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  2. I also seem to have kind of a love/hate attitude towards U2's music. I liked pretty much everything from October through Rattle and Hum. I liked some of Actung, Baby!. Then nothing really moved me until How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. I liked most of No Line on the Horizon, but haven't decided to buy it, yet.