When I first saw them, they were supporting Pearl Jam in 2007. They did impress me so I bought Because Of The Times the next day, which still is a fantastic album. 2 months later they were playing Lowlands Festival and they didn't impress me at all.
Only By The Night had a couple of good songs, but most are album fillers.
With Come Around Sundown I lost all my interest in KOL
"We walked on that stage, I was playing guitar, and when I heard that D chord, I just started to levitate. Forget about what we played, because that’s not important. I was singing, it was emancipation. That was a very special concert."
- Bono on their first performance
did you know
Pop is the longest album in U2's discography (and nine seconds longer than one hour exact). With all live tracks included, Rattle And Hum is only longer.