U2 released their 7th LP titled “Achtung Baby” on Nov. 19, 1991. The band had re…
Written by megarock on November 19, 2017
U2 released their 7th LP titled “Achtung Baby” on Nov. 19, 1991. The band had received criticism of their 1988 release, “Rattle and Hum,” so they shifted their musical direction to incorporate influences from alternative rock, industrial music, and electronic dance music into their sound. The album and the subsequent multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour were central to the group’s 1990s reinvention, by which they abandoned their earnest public image for a more lighthearted and self-deprecating one.
“Achtung Baby” is one of U2’s most successful records; it received favorable reviews and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Top Albums, while topping the charts in many other countries. Five songs were released as commercial singles, all of which were chart successes, including “One”, “Mysterious Ways”, and “The Fly”.
The album has sold 18 million copies worldwide and won a Grammy Award in 1993 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
The record has since been acclaimed by writers and music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. Do you agree?
Happy 26th Birthday to “Achtung Baby”!!