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Achtung Baby

(Released November 1991)

Track list:
Zoo Station
Even Better than the Real Thing
Until the End of the World
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
So Cruel
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
Ultra Violet (Light my Way)
Love is Blindness

In an interview before the release of their ninth album, Bono said "Achtung Baby"   would be a new taste for U2, and he was right. What Bono did not realize was how hard it would be to create such an album, described as "the sound of four men trying to chop down the Joshua Tree."

Recording began in Berlin among a divided band: half the members, including Bono, wanted to incorporate newer music styles while the other half wished to remain faithful to their old music style. The band members finally compromised by the time they returned to Dublin to record their album.

Although the musical style of "Achtung Baby" was different from what U2 fans were used to,   it managed to top the charts in the UK.

The title is German for "careful baby" or "attention baby." The sound is darker than previous albums, with the songs "So Cruel," "Acrobat," and "Love is Blindness." They deal with the themes of hopelessness, violence, and relationships.