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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 1,246 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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From 9999 3 days ago
The first three tracks are pure genius, but let's be honest, very few records can manage to keep that level of quality through its entire runtime. The rest of the songs are still pretty interesting, with the exception of the last two, which at least for me are very lazy and underwhelming. Overall, I still like this record a lot, and I have for years, but it's definitely not their most consistent effort.
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From 5432juan 04/27/2015 01:48
Through the Joshua Tree, U2 cemented their position as one of the greatest rock bands of their era. In fact, some of the songs here, like Where the Streets Have No Name, sonically dared to push the boundaries of rock to places it had not yet been. Because of this, much of The Joshua Tree has a timeless feel, with just the right amount of nostalgic callbacks. The lyrics throughout the LP can be relatively simple at times, but they always fell just right for their songs and more often than not come across as incredibly beautiful, such as in With or Without You. Lastly, and this is more personal than anything, the Joshua Tree is one of the greatest albums to listen to while driving. The music makes you feel calm, yet ambitious and it truly allows you to take in and appreciate your surroundings. Because of this , the Joshua Tree represents the pinnacle of what U2 has put out and is a peak in their career which they have yet to replicate.
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From WindowAbove 04/19/2015 04:19
A couple of great songs, like Running to Stand Still & Red Hill Mining town, surrounded by boring filler. The two #1 hits, especially With or Without You, are pretty awful. U2 were much better in the early 80s as a post-punk band imo, though this album is nowhere near as bad as what the band did after.
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From Finky 03/29/2015 21:42
This album is simply beautiful. It's beyond rock. Edge's jangly guitar is mesmerizing.
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From thisismajorthom 03/29/2015 18:35
I've never understood this album's acclaim. The first few tracks are nice, but the rest are so... boring. This is album is just so dull, I don't know why it's in the top 100.
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From nealhalfpenny 02/15/2015 06:59
Quite simply....the greatest album of my lifetime...i bought it on the first day of release in 1987 (aged 19)...and now (aged 46) it still remains for me...the greatest work of art ever put to tape....They might have their critics 28 years later...but this album will remain long after the critics have faded away...
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From F1Aaron 11/21/2014 23:16
U2 at their best, one of the best albums to be ever released in the last 30 years. Majestic, anthemic, and emotional album to listen to.... 10/10
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From hahol 10/12/2014 10:36
My favourite album of the eighties.
With or without you and Running to stand still are outstanding tracks among a lot of other superb songs!
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From SK747 10/11/2014 09:49
What can I say, this album opens with 3 of my favorite songs, and then continues strongly until the end (or almost the end.) It's mostly about the music, which has immense depth, quality and variety. The lyrics and direction of the album are decent. Definitely U2's best, and deserves it's ranking as one of the best albums ever.

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From pdapperens 08/26/2014 20:15
best album of U2
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