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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Zooropa
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on 15 February 2015
Superb.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 15 October 2012
Having recently played all the preceding U2 albums in order, my first response on this listening to the opening track of `Zooropa' is to ask, `Is this U2?' Where's the passion, where's the wire guitar, where's the frenzied drumwork? No, the sound is subdued, subtle, and even when halfway through the power is cranked up the mood is still restrained.

After the subtle pop of the second track `Babyface' and the U2-meets-the-Pet Shop Boys of track three, `Numb', I'm really wondering where the famed U2 passion and anger have gone. It's still there, of course, but channelled into strange sounds and loops, repetitious mesmerising rather than radicalisation. I like being mesmerised; but here it is mesmerising without meditation. And what's with Bono's high-inflected Bowie-like voice of the fourth track, `Lemon'?

Track five brings us back to traditional U2 territory but echoes and effects transform the sound. It's always good to infuse the music with change and new sensibilities, but in this case is this all a matter of the emperor's new clothes? The remainder of the album, apart from `The First Time' is nothing special - `Some Songs Are Better Than Others' - there is nothing that makes me say, `Yes, I like that sound' or `Yes, I like that phrase'.

Come the penultimate track I am wondering if U2 are by this time a spent force. Did they run out of ideas? If the music is supposed to grow on me, it hasn't yet. The final song, `The Wanderer' with Johnnie Cash, is nothing short of Pythonesque.

I have to ask myself whether if I had not known that what I was listening to was by U2, would I have bought the CD? Maybe, maybe not: it's just plain `OK', which, given the peaks that the group had previously attained, is akin to falling into a crevasse.
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on 31 December 2015
A lot of good tracks on this album.
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on 12 February 2015
Great!!Very fast delivery indeed.
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on 17 July 2001
This is probably my least favourite of U2's albums. It is much more cynical and deppressing than most of their 90's work. Achtung Baby is a much better album to listen to and Pop will grow on you alot more than Zooropa ever will. Still a valuable addition to any U2 fans collection just don't expect it to be one of your favourites.
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on 19 February 2017
One of their greatest albums.
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on 14 October 2014
It was ok in good condition.
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on 1 December 2000
As the CD progresses onto the next track it just takes you into different dimensions and feelings. The tracks are different to one another yet complement each other. Truely enjoyable and great listening. A must for U2 fans and people who appreciate good music.
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on 19 December 2015
Classic U2 album!!
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on 13 March 2002
"Zooropa" is easily up there with the likes of "The Joshua Tree", "Achtung Baby" and "All That You Can't Leave Behind", with a series of both moving and powerful tracks.
"Zooropa", "Lemon", "Stay (Faraway So Close!)" and "Dirty Day" are the best tracks, although there is little between them in an outstanding album that proves that rock bands can go techno and make it sound good.
Great stuff. A must buy for all U2-fans and general music fans with good taste alike.
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