All That You Can't Leave Behind

This one is almost a surprise. Comes well ahead of the ridiculous 'Pop' but falls terribly short of 'Achtung Baby' or even 'Zooropa'. Considering that Zooropa was released in 1993 ( Yes! Believe it or not -- it has been that long when we used to love listening to 'numb' on MTV in India. )

Some tunes are very commercial and catchy and hence led the U2 to pick the record of the year. Bono was almost apologetic when accepting the award.