Arriving a couple of years after the band had vowed to go away and 'dream it all up again', Achtung Baby was a promise kept and the record was widely seen as a sonic and visual reinvention.
As Miriam Jonker posted on our earlier story, 'I loved this album from day one and it is still the album I listen to the most. Excellent capture of the zeitgeist at the time and a great reinvention of U2….'
Or as pawel_peczak added, 'No one has ever recorded anything like Achtung Baby before, after and ever after. It's a masterpiece. Reflects the whole generation. It's Yellow Submarine of the 1990's. Its new Europe, unified. It's personal story of love and divorce, love hurts, love loves ....so emotional. It changed my entire life forever...'
But let's imagine you're making your own playlist of the band's finest songs and you can only choose THREE songs from any one album… what are the three songs from Achtung Baby that you could not live without?
Vote for those three in our poll… then tell us why in the comments below.
1. Zoo Station 2. Even Better Than The Real Thing 3. One 4. Until The End Of The World 5. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses 6. So Cruel 7. The Fly 8. Mysterious Ways 9. Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World 10. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) 11. Acrobat 12. Love Is Blindness