A is for Achtung Baby.
I must admit that I wasn’t a U2 fan when Achtung Baby was released in 1991.
What I did appreciate, though, was the Perfecto remix of Even Better Than The Real Thing, which was much more aligned to my musical tastes at that time.
It wasn’t until years later that I appreciated the album itself.
I would argue that this is U2’s finest moment.
The album is full of so much texture that it sounds chewy, with plenty of musical morsels to satisfy even the hungriest belly.
Achtung Baby saw U2 completely reinvent themselves, and the album plays like a Greatest Hits compilation.
Stream the deluxe version below.