Top positive review
Comprehensive 'Best Of' U2's second decade, stripped of all the weaker and filler tracks from the albums it covers.
on 17 November 2014
While this 'Best Of' curiously only features two songs from the excellent 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' it does feature a lot from the classic 'Achtung Baby' and their two weaker offerings (namely 'Pop' and 'Zooropa') so you can basically save buying those three albums (although I'd still recommend getting 'Achtung Baby' and 'ATYCLB').
Perhaps the best thing about this collection is that it has taken the great songs from 'Zooropa' and 'Pop,' left out the poor ones and will save you buying those mixed albums!
This collection also features some U2 rarities such as 'The Hands That Built America' from the film 'Gangs Of New York' and the only single from this collection 'Electrical Storm' which are definitely worth having.
The songs are great but are, for the most part, a sharp contrast to their 80's heyday material. This period saw the band experimenting more with electronics, abstract guitars and as opposed to the more straight up pop/rock of their earlier material, but are still undeniably U2.
A great purchase, but I'd still recommend getting 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' as it is seriously overlooked here for whatever reason - perhaps to get you to buy the album!?
If only they had sent this to our iPods for free...!!!