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U2

By Trent McMartin

Achtung Baby Achtung Baby was released in 1991 and it marked U2's transformation from wholesome saints to bombastic rock stars. This album blew away critics and fans alike alienating them as well in the process. A sonic boom of an album from start to finish closing with a somber yet fitting end in 'Love is Blindness'. Not one weak link in the bunch from the alternative tinged 'Fly' to the mysticism of 'Mysterious Way's' to the now classic ballad 'One'.

The kings of earnest finally let loose with this album and the tour spectacle of ZOO TV. Like The Beatles and Bowie before them and Radiohead after, U2 progressed challenging their audience and themselves. They have yet to surpass it since.

**** stars out of 4.