🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 U2

Right then…

Elliott Smith does pretty well:

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

So now, to U2

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

0 voters

Album

  • Boy
  • October
  • War
  • The Unforgettable Fire
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Rattle And Hum
  • Achtung Baby
  • Zooropa
  • Pop
  • All That You Can’t Leave Behind
  • How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
  • No Line On The Horizon
  • Songs Of Innocence
  • Songs Of Experience

0 voters

A very bad band

7 Likes

U1 more like.

10 Likes

And from the two Best Ofs…

  • Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  • New Year’s Day
  • With Or Without You
  • I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Bad
  • Where The Streets Have No Name
  • I Will Follow
  • The Unforgettable Fire
  • Sweetest Thing
  • Desire
  • When Love Comes To Town
  • Angel Of Harlem
  • All I Want Is You
  • Even Better Than The Real Thing
  • Mysterious Ways
  • Beautiful Day
  • Electrical Storm
  • One
  • Miss Sarajevo
  • Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  • Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
  • Gone
  • Until The End Of The World
  • The Hands That Built America
  • Discotheque
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  • Staring At The Sun
  • Numb
  • The First Time
  • The Fly

0 voters

Before it descends into anarchy

28 Likes

Just the worst type of pompous, self-satisfied, humourless and joyless ‘rock’ music. Music for office managers to feel cool to. Hideous. 1.

7 Likes

“Oh but you obviously haven’t heard…”
Yes I have, and it’s just as shit as the rest.

1 Like
6 Likes

(they actually came across quite well when they appeared on U Talkin’ U2 2 Me, had a sense of humour about themselves that I never would have anticipated)

1 Like

Shite.

Sure I might have liked some of the early stuff if I’d been alive to hear it before they became shit and it became obvious how much of a weapon bono is. But I wasn’t, so I don’t.

3 Likes

They’re better than stereophonics. Quite fond of vertigo even though it’s naff, it reminds me of going to alton towers for some reason. 2

Big fan of Bono’s solo work though. It’s like U2 but less edgy

18 Likes

Lot of songs on here that don’t exist imo

1 Like

Remember when they released an album via Apple? Every Apple user had it loaded onto their ITunes library automatically. Loads of people kicked off then Apple added an option to opt out. Imagine having your iTunes on Shuffle and fucking U2 come on!?!

1 Like

Yeah, they came across well and the Scotts appreciation for them made me appreciate them a bit more.

1 Like

Better than U2

6 Likes

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15 Likes

I still frequently end up listening to that damn U2 album when I attempt to pause and restart a podcast.

2 Likes

Slightly tricky. I absolutely hate U2, but I suppose what I mean is that I absolutely hate Bono. The very thought of him makes my lip start to curl into a snarl. They are completely suffused with everything he embodies - pompous, po-faced, self-satisfied and grinding through every rock cliche that can be imagined. Every song ruined by his fog-horn fake intensity.

I veered between a 1 and a 2 because despite all of that I have to accept that they are objectively not as bad as Stereophonics or RHCP. A 2 would probably be fair but then I remembered the tax dodging. 1.