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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 1,034 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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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,034 votes)
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75/100
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86/100

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85/100
From Precedent 03/22/2014 14:50
Fantastic for the first 7 tracks

Decent last 3 tracks
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75/100
From timtooky 03/08/2014 22:29
running to stand still is the best u2 song for miles.
in summary an outstanding pop-rock album with some fillers at the end.
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From Mies 03/01/2014 15:10
@Goodsir: I think I'm going to re-listen to this album just because of your comment
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100/100
From strada95 02/28/2014 21:28
wonderful
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85/100
From nfry 02/23/2014 23:29
This album has some of the best songs of all time on it (Where The Streets Have No Name, With Or Without You, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For) and less well known gems (One Tree Hill, Red Hill Mining Town) but is let down by some weaker tracks, especially towards the end (Bullet The Blue Sky, Exit, Mothers Of The Disappeared). A bit inconsistent but the great songs ensure it has a good rating
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From Goodsir 02/12/2014 23:41
The Joshua Tree is often a very controversial chart pick because of the sheer amount of hate it receives from our forum regulars. And yes, I can see where the hate is coming from. But every time I listen to this album, I completely forget the constant lashings that the members here give this album. For one, the production work of Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno is absolutely stellar. This record just sounds fantastic. Not only that, the album is filled to the brim with a staggering amount of emotion. Tracks like "Running to Stand Still" make me just want to sit down and cry. Bono puts so much emotion into his vocals, it is amazing the emotion he can convey at times. The Edge's guitar work is fantastic, too. It sounds dreamy, and his riffs really add a lot to the album. U2 are very tight playing wise. Every one of these tracks are just great, not a single bad one. I love this album, and I feel that no one here can change that.
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40/100
From babyBlueSedan 01/05/2014 19:37
To be honest I liked this more than I thought I would. But it's still so boring and overearnest...
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From BraddlesHendo 12/05/2013 06:42
U2 were huge because of this album, I was always a fan of them prior to this release and some reason hated the new found fans . It's a classic album. But the Unforgettable Fire was just better
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From maverick470 11/24/2013 05:45
U2 at its most U2, and at its best. All the songs are classics and sound just as good today as when the album came out in 1987. The first 3 songs have been overplayed over time, but the deeper cuts are just as good.
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80/100
From Exist-en-ciel 11/22/2013 01:27
Good / Very Good
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