Achtung Baby [Super Deluxe]

by U2
  • Record Label: Island
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2011
Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Dec 8, 2011
    20
    An alternate and/or nascent mix of Achtung Baby not only doesn't add to the dialog, it perhaps subtracts from it.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    Surely only those who have deeper knowledge knows the importance of this monumental album. Beginning with such classics as One and MysteriousSurely only those who have deeper knowledge knows the importance of this monumental album. Beginning with such classics as One and Mysterious Ways, and other gems like Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses and Love Is Blindness, the disc wraps up as one of the greatest 90s. Surely without this album U2 would never be the great band it is today, and would have stopped his career with one last great album, which was Joshua Tree. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2011
    8
    Some of the reviews on here are slightly ridiculous. This was a great album, possibly their best. I remember the controversy when The Fly wasSome of the reviews on here are slightly ridiculous. This was a great album, possibly their best. I remember the controversy when The Fly was released and was one of the weakest selling singles to get to number one. "One" is for me the best song of the 90s. The album has a few mediocre tracks so how can you give it a 10? However, the Zoo tv tour for me is the greatest of all time and can't wait to see who can top that. Full Review »
  3. Mar 23, 2017
    9
    Recognised as U2's masterpiece, it's hard to argue with the general consensus. 12 tracks that push stadium rock into the unknown. Full ofRecognised as U2's masterpiece, it's hard to argue with the general consensus. 12 tracks that push stadium rock into the unknown. Full of risk, innovation and most importantly melody, U2 put it all on the line with "Achtung Baby" and end up reaping the rewards. "One", "The Fly", "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses", "Even Better than the Real Thing" and "Acrobat" would all be in my 10 U2 tracks. Over the course of the history of rock music, you'll rarely find a band who were selling out stadiums go and produced something as radical as this. To state again, not only does "Achtung Baby" have great songs but it's also innovative and not just for its time. It's over a quarter century old and still sounds amazing today. Despite the amount of U2 haters around, if U2 brought out a record like this now I believe it would still be universally lauded. Full Review »