Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
One of the alternative nation's defining hits of the 1990s, Achtung Baby was U2's first foray into post-modern European pop, neo-Krautrock and Madchester-inspired club grooves. At the time, songs such as "Zoo Station" and the inscrutable lead single "The Fly" represented the most experimental music U2 had ever produced. At the same time, "One" -- which just might be the band's finest romantic ballad -- proved they could still achieve a Joshua Tree-style sublimity. This 20th anniversary edition contains a second disc of remixes and b-sides, including a cover of the CCR chestnut "Fortunate Son."