Rattle And Hum (studio album) by U2

Rattle And Hum
Rattle And Hum by U2
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 1,101st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 584 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1988 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (171st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,101st)

U2 bestography

Rattle And Hum is ranked 7th best out of 32 albums by U2 on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 49 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 24,784.

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72/100 (from 584 votes)
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From 05/28/2021 02:44
Riddle me this ? What’s the most pretentious fat headed self indulgent my sh** don’t stink album ever released ? ‘Rattle And Hum’ quickly comes to mind

From the opening seconds of Bono’s cringeworthy declaration “Charles Manson stole it from the Beatles we’re stealing it back “ its pretty clear from the get go U2 already see themselves as one of the all time greats and it only gets worse from there - 2 Jimi Hendrix Covers, a Bob Dylan appearance, a BB King appearance and a Little Steven name drop only confirms the theory. Egotistical clap trap aside the entire DOUBLE album is an utter mess - is it a live album ? (nope), is it a covers album? (Nope), is it a reinterpretation album? (Nope), is it U2 with a self inflated opinion of themselves? (You bet). We are so big and important now we can release any piece of garbage we like

“OK Edge play the blues” !!!! If it wasn’t serious I’d swear it was a joke

Zero Stars Out 100 Ego’s
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95/100
From 06/22/2020 17:57
Average Track Rating = 93.53
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From 05/17/2020 21:56
Awesome!
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From 05/09/2020 00:44
One of the greatest compilation records ever!U2's Perfect Soundtrack.
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From 03/21/2019 21:14
Overall: 9.0

Top Tracks: "Angel of Harlem", "God Part II", "All I Want is You"

Pompous as all hell, but with U2 that's not a valid criticism, kinda just goes with the territory. It's as underrated as it is pretentious, but it's also one of their best collections of songs up to this point.
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From 02/02/2019 14:30
Dunno why this album gets so much hate (especially from the critics) I think this is a great collection of some of U2's best work.
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85/100
From 04/29/2018 21:41
I think it is a underrated album, maybe not their most creative album. Lyrical the songs are very good, possible would have prefer studio tracks one side, and the live tracks on the other side. Still good listen.
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75/100
From 02/03/2018 08:10
Would of liked a full live set but this holds well together, can't fault any of the hits on here either a great insight to their tour of America, I like it anyway,wether you class this as a studio album is another matter.
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From 01/10/2018 22:02
I'm not really fans of the live versions. But the studio songs I love!
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From 12/09/2017 04:48
Long compilation of live songs, covers, and studio tracks. They all blend together quite well and I find this a great listen. Favorites include Desire and Angel of Harlem.
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