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Boy (album) by U2

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Boy
Boy by U2 (1980)
Overall rank: 717th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 599 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (111th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (717th)

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ALL TIME GREATEST MOVIE SONGS (2-CD) Bon Jovi*Bee Gees*Abba*U2*Cher*Boy George
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U2 bestography

Boy is ranked 6th best out of 31 albums by U2 on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 36 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 49,451.

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Members who like this album also like: War by U2, The Unforgettable Fire by U2 and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd.

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Graciosidade e força, canta os males da Irlanda enquanto buscam o seu som.
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This album reminds me of "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" by Pink Floyd because, just like Pink Floyd's first album, U2's first album is very different from the style that's going to make them famous later. Both those bands' first album are awesome, unique and full of energy. Plus, they both make a great use of the guitar with a surf rock sound at some point.

I really like this album from beginning to end, especially "Twilight", "An Cat Dubh" and "The Electric Co.". Right now, it's my second favorite U2 album, second to "War" only. Don't overlook it!
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It's my favorite U2 album. It's just one of those that gets better with every listen. Pretty powerful stuff.
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Songs like I Will Follow and Out Of Control show that U2 was good from the start
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One of the great rock debuts, boy, is full of energy, grit and ambition. It's an album from a band hungry for success, and they give it their all on this excellent record. The opener, I Wii follow, is fantastic, it's the first song of many that manages to blend the power of rock with an atmospheric undertow. The duo of, an cat dubh/into the heart, is brilliant, and, out of control, is another strong cut. U2 would make better albums than, boy, but did they ever make a more urgent and energetic one? I think it gets forgotten that although U2 made many successful records, that they also made one of rock's great debuts.
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Amazing debut by U2, the music and lyrics they made at the time was appropriate for their age as they were around 18-20 years old. Just out of their teen years and express their thoughts and feelings they had as a teens. I could make a lot of these connections as a 19 year old with the feelings had during the last 4-5 years of my life. They sound very tight for a band who just made their first album and filled with songs like I Will Follow, Out of Control, Twilight, and Stories for Boys. Lovely album to listen to!
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Deserves to be ranked higher for its year, definitely in the top 5 for 1980. No, it doesn't fade away after a strong first half, especially with a one-two of "The Electric Co." and "Shadows and Tall Trees" to round out the album. Other highlights are "I Will Follow", the ominous "An Cat Dubh", and the straight-forward punk of "Out of Control". This is a remarkable debut effort that served notice of the next big thing.
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Played Joy Division's Closer the other day followed it with this a much more enjoyable album better than the material they produce today 'Out of Control' love that tune.
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