TK had an unfortunate death in the family over the weekend, which means — unfortunately for you — that I’ll be taking of Music Editor responsibilities until he returns (just in time for Bacon East). The usual Music Writers will still be contributing (see Christian’s phenomenal review for Grizzly Bear below — I picked it up based on it, and it’s fantastic). Anyway, to prepare you for my more radio-friendly, white-boy musical tastes (and we’ve got a doozy of a post coming tomorrow), I wanted to ease you in more slowly today with a somewhat random list: The Top Five U2 Songs of All Time, a reminder of a time when U2 was really good (it’s true, teenagers! I swear it!) They’re political posturing was once kind of cool. And their egos were once somewhat in check. And they were the best arena rock band around.
And, I’m sorry, but you can’t debate this list. I should probably just turn off the comments.
5. “Miss Sarejevo” with Luciana Pavarotti, The Passengers
4. “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” Rattle and Hum Version
3. “One,” Achtung Baby
2. “Running the Standstill,” Joshua Tree
1. “Bad/Ruby Tuesday/Sympathy for the Devil,” Rattle and Hum (Movie Only)