Achtung Baby: Vatican Approved

achtung-babyAnd you thought “desert island disc” discussions were only appropriate for U2 forums, didn’t you? Turns out, even the Vatican has some opinions on the topic.

Saturday’s edition of L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, published what it calls a “semiserious” list of “classics to pack for a desert island.” And making the Holy See’s list: U2’s Achtung Baby.

The paper says the song “One” would be enough by itself to justify the Achtung Baby‘s inclusion, but gives the album praise as a “symbol of the ’90s.”

Other albums on the Vatican’s list:

  • Michael Jackson’s Thriller
  • Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon
  • The Beatles’ Revolver
  • Paul Simon’s Graceland
  • Carlos Santana’s Supernatural
  • David Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name
  • Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours
  • Donald Fagen’s Nightfly
  • Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory

Related: Achtung Baby lyrics

2 Responses to Achtung Baby: Vatican Approved

  1. codeguy February 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Someone needs to tell them that Mysterious Ways is about the death of John the Baptist and until the End of the World is about Judas meeting Jesus on judgement day.

    I wonder is it still approved after that?

  2. yes February 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    why wouldn’t it still be approved after that? do you really think they would remove something from the list because a song was written about someone they admit was an important person but don’t believe was god’s son?