U2, 'Achtung Baby, Super Deluxe Edition' (Island/UME)

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Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe Edition)
Critical Mass
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Label: Island/UME

by Mike Powell

U2 weren't known for their ambiguity, but by 1991 they'd turned into a teenager: pissy, confused, quitting sports they were good at. From Achtung Baby on, panoramic ballads sat side by side with mini-rebellions masquerading as "art," peaking with 1993's Zooropa, also included here, featuring Bono's drag-queen falsetto on "Lemon." Repackaging it all as a six-disc set (including remixes and alternate versions) is pretentious, extravagant, and romantic -- U2, after all.

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