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31 October, 1991
Here we all were, fretting over the parlous state of rock and help was on the way even while we were dithering. All of a sudden there's a clutch of superb albums out there: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes' Better Days; Robbie Robertson's Storyville; Van Morrison's Hymns to the Silence. And now, to put the capper on the company, U2's dashing, demanding Achtung Baby.
31 October, 1991
Despite its awful title, Achtung Baby is an admirable record. Surprisingly introverted and complex.....
31 October, 1991
These Irishmen have proven that the same penchant for epic musical and verbal gestures that leads many artists to self-parody can, in more inspired hands, fuel the unforgettable fire that defines great rock & roll....
31 October, 1991
Achtung Baby is a difficult album -- one that seems the result of considerable soul-searching lyrically.
30 September, 1988
'Charged with the same politics that has set U2 apart from the bland pack of lyricists that abound in rock music today...'
30 September, 1988
Rattle and Hum, the title of both U2's brand-new album of the 1987 tour and the energetic performance documentary film released last week, is the sound of the band making contact: with music, with tradition, with their audience, with one another.
30 September, 1988
'Rattle and Hum is an expression of U2's urge to have it both ways'
30 April, 1987
The Joshua Tree tops US charts where it stays for 9 weeks
27 April, 1987
U2: Band on The Run
28 February, 1987
The Joshua Tree becomes the fastest selling record in UK history.
28 February, 1987
'U2 is what the Rolling Stones ceased being years ago - the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world...'
28 February, 1987
My guess is that U2 will be remembered as the most influential band of the late '80s and early '90s. ...
28 February, 1987
'More than any other U2 album, though, The Joshua Tree has the power and allure to seduce and capture a ...
30 June, 1985
Jack Nicholson introduced the band to a packed Wembley Stadium.
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01 December, 1984
This album features some stunning rock and evokes a haunting mood while leaving the spirit neither fed nor abused...
01 December, 1984
Who needs to make good LPs when you're this popular? U2 rank as one of the world's top bands but their albums are all pretty smelly...
30 September, 1984
The Unforgettable Fire has a lot to live up to - and it's this listener's verdict that it does so, unequivocally...
30 September, 1984
Blessed are the music makers: a truly unique guitarist, a fiery vocalist, and a rhythm section that can do just ...
30 September, 1984
This is not a 'bad' album, but neither is it the irrefutable beauty the band's fans anticipated...
31 August, 1984
Pride (In The Name Of Love) hits No 3 in Britain.
31 October, 1983
An album of confident excitement, the work of a band completely secure about their powers... Bill Graham reviews Under A Blood Red Sky
31 October, 1983
Stairway to Heaven for smart people-even if it is played a tad too fast-and it kicks Under a Blood Red Sky over the rainbow...
31 October, 1983
A kind of grace through simplicity...
31 January, 1983
This is U2's most developed and mature album both lyrically and musically...
31 January, 1983
In spite of itself War is another example of rock music's impotence and decay...