Thursday, 19 November 2009

Achtung Baby!

The post appears accidentally – a speaker in the radio reminded me about the anniversary – one of the most remarkable albums of U2 and in the history of rock music was released exactly eighteen years ago.

The radio station played, predictably, the most renowned song form the album, the one you must be familiar with – One. Personally I think it’s the only U2’s popular song to be of real value – mostly those jewels are hidden somewhere in the latest tracks and only those who buy a CD can draw pleasure from listening to them. Achtung Baby also includes such examples of ear-catching sounds and magnificent lyrics.

The Fly – the first single from the album and the presage of the band’s music changeover. Being interpreted as a call from hell also depicts the rotten pop culture of the early nineties.

Until the end of the world
– a history of the last days of Judas Iscariot – no matter if you’re a believer or not, this is a masterpiece…

Ultraviolet (Light my way) – a broken relationship in brief.

Acrobat – the band have never got any higher – in case of music, but mostly in case of lyrics. It carries a big, emotional message, laying bare the hypocrisy, it’s a song about being a hypocrite, as once Bono said, but I see there a lot more – broken up relationships, doubts, religion, need for belonging, emptiness overcome by the hope, but above all feeling of being lost.

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