SPIN celebrated our 25th anniversary last year, and released a definitive list of the 125 Best Albums of the SPIN era, from 1985-2010. Among many worthy candidates for No. 1, we chose U2’s 1991 game-changer Achtung Baby to top the list. Now, to celebrate the album’s 20th birthday, SPIN and Universal are teaming up to give one lucky fan a special-edition Achtung Baby 4-LP vinyl box set, featuring the album itself plus seven epic remixes. Enter below to win!
“Initially recorded at Hansa Studios, a former SS ballroom near the reopened Berlin Wall (and later completed back home in Dublin), Achtung was an effort, stoked primarily by Bono and the Edge, to ‘deconstruct’ the band and rewire it with jolts of beat-generated clutter and collage, nicked from industrial music, hip-hop, dance remixes, and the Madchester scene,” wrote SPIN editorial director Charles Aaron of the album. “U2 became the emblematic band of the alternative-rock era with Achtung Baby. Struggling to simultaneously embrace and blow up the world, they were never more inspirational.”
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