Zooropa finds U2 delving deeper into the uncertain world of electronica that
they first embraced on their 'Achtung Baby' record. Some critics may have
found the band somewhat unused to such experimental sound-scapes; but U2
manage to pull it off admirably by producing some truly fine pop-rock tunes;
including one of the biggest hits of their career with the achingly
melancholic 'Stay (Faraway, So Close)'. U2 die-hards might long for the
glorious rock-crunch of the band's 80's efforts like 'The Joshua Tree' and
'Rattle and Hum'; but even they will find the beautiful melodies here hard
A lot of people say that U2 did there best work in the 80's with the Joshua
Tree and Rattle and Hum, and what they have done in the 90's doesn't compare.
I disagree with that. I think Auchtung Baby is as good as the Joshua Tree,
and maybe better. I do of course love everything they did in the 80's
but I have to say Auchtung Baby is my favorate.