…at least insofar as ??Achtung Baby?? is listed as one of U2’s best albums. Regardless of whether you agree with Chet’s assessment (I certainly don’t–I think U2’s discovery of irony was a watershed moment for them), “the article in the NYT is worth reading”:http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/arts/music/14pare.html?oref=login. And just so you know, they’ll be on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Oh, and if anyone by chance has a copy of U2’s _last_ last performance on SNL, I’d appreciate a copy–specifically the rendition of ??Elevation?? that interpolated ??Instant Karma??.