I really don't get the hate for Rattle and Hum. Maybe it's a generational thing. I was only 7 years old when it was released and I didn't get into U2 until I was about 10 when my older brother got me War for Christmas. I had no idea whether the album was a critical success or not. Actually I didn't know it was a failure until listening to this podcast. Rattle and Hum and the corresponding movie was to me one of the greatest pieces of my childhood. I remember listening to that album over and over in my bedroom trying to memorize all the lyrics. I would watch the movie when no one was home and pretend I was Bono singing to the audience. It was great. I don't care what the critics thought or if people thought they were selling out, it is and will always be one of my favorite albums of all time. My wife even walked down the isle at our wedding to All I Want Is You.