UPDATED: The Definitive Ranking of U2 Albums

13. Rattle and Hum Bono is at his most preachy and ego-splosive. The band is at their least inspired. With two shopworn classic rock covers, “All Along the Watchtower” and “Helter Skelter,” RAH completes the evolution U2 started on Joshua Tree from post punk pioneers to baby boomer suck-ups. U2 tries out Bo Diddley beats, blues, soulContinue reading “UPDATED: The Definitive Ranking of U2 Albums”

The Joshua Tree Problem

My biggest problem with U2 is with their biggest album. I hate The Joshua Tree and honestly can not believe it’s a hit. Usually there’s an immediately evident appeal for a mega-selling records. Thriller and Dark Side of the Moon are undisputed heavyweight masterpieces that happen to be the number one and two selling records of all time.Continue reading “The Joshua Tree Problem”

The Case Against U2

Fucking Bono If you subtract his humanitarian/political issues, Bono is basically  an ego monster rock star cartoon. He’s so pleased with himself he’s almost on Tom Cruise-level fame-related sociopathy. Even when he’s trying to be modest it’s cranked to 11, like when he tried to cover for the failure of “Pop” by saying the bandContinue reading “The Case Against U2”