Achtung Baby is U2‘s seventh studio album. I believe this was their truly last spectacular album. The albums that followed it are not fully realised or totally gone astray as with Pop. I have not even listened to their last two albums, but I eventually will. I have become a bit disappointed in their lack of creativity to try new things. Their sound was always so fresh.
I like every song on this album. I never skip any of them. My favourite is probably “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)“. I really love the music and the lyrics describe how I have felt.
When we could sleep on stones
Now we lie together
In whispers and moans
When I was all messed up
And I had opera in my head
Your love was a light bulb
Hanging over my bed
Baby, baby, baby, light my way”
If you listen to it, then check out the Deluxe Edition on Spotify because I bought the singles when they were released so I could listen to the B-sides. The best ones are “Alex Descends into Hell for a Bottle of Milk/Korova 1” and “Lady with the Spinning Head (UV1)“.
U2 has maybe four or five albums that can be called a masterpiece and this is one of them. I wish they would do something incredible again. 10/10.