// U2 Lyrics // U2 AlbumLyrics to U2's 'Achtung Baby'.
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- Zoo Station
- Even Better Than the Real Thing
- Until the End of the World
- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
- So Cruel
- The Fly
- Mysterious Ways
- Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
- Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
- Love is Blindness
// About 'Achtung Baby'
Achtung Baby was, released on November 19, 1991. The album was released two years after lead vocalist Bono announced the band would have to "go away and dream it all up again", following the mixed reception of 1989's Rattle and Hum.
One of U2's best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums, Achtung Baby was a vast departure for the band, adding more European than American influences, especially the avant-garde theatrics of David Bowie and other artists. It sampled techniques and sounds from other musical genres previously unused by the band, including Dance, House and Electronica, whilst maintaining their original feel of rock and roll. The album's new sound was a source of conflict in the band because The Edge and Bono favored the new sounds they were coming up with, while drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. and bassist Adam Clayton were partial to the band's traditional sound. The fighting subdued slightly after Edge arrived at the studio with the guitar riff to "One", a stirring song that is speculated to be about a son confessing to his father that he is HIV positive.
The album was darker sounding than previous efforts, thanks in large part to the songs "Acrobat" and "Love Is Blindness". Lead singer Bono described the album as "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree".