All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2 (2000)
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The 1990s were quite the decade for U2. They reinvented their sound and style with the daring album, Achtung Baby, and then quickly released the equally impressive follow-up album, Zooropa, less than two years later. But 1997s Pop proved to be a commercial and critical disappointment, and left many wondering if Bono and the boys were starting to run out of ideas. And then they made a triumphant return to form in 2000 with All That You Can't Leave Behind, an upbeat and often uplifting album that proved to be the perfect soundtrack to the optimism associated with the dawn of the 21st century. The album would also later provide the songs that would help a bruised and bloodied world begin to heal in the days and weeks immediately following the September 11th attacks.
On the twentieth anniversary of it's release, Chris and Jon look back at the milestone album that would mark the beginning of the third chapter in the story of one of rock music's most important and successful groups. The duo also discusses a wide array of topics oddly related to their memories of this album including different types of cheese, a late night drunken pizza bender in Hartford back in June of 2001, and Kaiser Soze.