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The Joshua Tree (album) by U2 

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The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree by U2 (1987)
Overall rank: 32nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,445 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1987 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (4th)
Top 50 albums of all time (32nd)

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The Joshua Tree is ranked as the best album by U2.

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90/100
From Edwarda85 04/27/2016 17:47
Well I personally, still haven't found what I'm looking for. Which is 1-2-3-4 song smack in the face like this.

With or Without you agreeing with me, no album I have heard starts off as strong in its first four songs.

But it just isn't that great on its back side. Average songs follow the amazing start.

Achtung Baby is better as a cohesive album from start to finish.

But the highs of Joshua Tree are some of the highest I've ever experienced in music. I rank it 2nd in their catalogue
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70/100
From Cojo7 04/23/2016 20:01
Re-listened again and Mothers of the Disappeared and Running To Stand Still are also really good. The first three are still all-time classics, but everything between 7 and 10 brings down the album so much, you can't have four poor songs in a row.
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From sethmadsen 04/10/2016 01:24
How the F**K is Bullet The Blue Sky loosing steam... it's easily one of U2's hardest/in your face songs. Flawless album for me. Exit is amazing, so at least we agree with that.
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From LordMark 03/31/2016 02:40
I prefer Achtung Baby. Personally, I think this album loses a lot of steam after track 3. However, I do think "Exit" is an underrated track.
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From Cojo7 03/27/2016 02:04
U2 is a love/hate band for the most part, but I can't join either camp. War is a great album and Songs of Innocence is an awful album. This album starts off incredibly strong with the first three songs all being great and being (mostly) not that preachy for Bono. After that, the album really takes a dive in quality with Red Hill Mining Town being the only good song after the first three. The second half of this album is just really not good at all. If this was a 4 song EP with just the first three songs and Red Hill, I'd give it a 90. But alas, it's not.
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From M42K0 03/16/2016 06:35
As a huge Springsteen fan and somebody who understands Bruce and Bono are very close judging by the type of music they make, I have to say this one really reminds me of "Born in the USA". Both albums have 2 or 3 remarkably good songs, both are very appealing to a wider audience, both are very approachable and well produced, though not amazingly good albums.

That said, I think this album is overrated. Don't misunderstand me - I still do think this is a great album, just not one of the 30 or 35 greatest albums of all times. If it was ranked somewhere between 100th and 200th place, I think it'd make me feel much more satisfied. As I've said, it really reminds me of "Born in the USA", and "Born in the USA" is no "Born to Run".
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75/100
From Deckiller 02/19/2016 17:29
Definitely good tunes on this album, but I prefer the slightly rawer and nationalistic sound of their first 3 disks.
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From xhitmanx 02/03/2016 18:53
Best U2 album ever, and also has sentimental value for me. I remember my school bus driver playing Joshua Tree and I didn't know who the songs were by at the time, but "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" may be my first favorite song ever.
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From somefatguy157 01/30/2016 17:47
First half has a lot of great hits but it losses it steam by the end. All in all a good album.
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From Dravahh 01/29/2016 18:12
Never understood the hype about this one. Where The Streets Have No Name is a great song, but the rest is just made to sell... However, that's only a personal opinion.
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