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War (album) by U2

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War
War by U2 (1983)
Overall rank: 342nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 962 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1983 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (44th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (342nd)

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U2 bestography

War is ranked 3rd 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 49,407.

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Members who like this album also like: The Joshua Tree by U2, The Wall by Pink Floyd and London Calling by The Clash.

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Average Rating: 
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Rating:  
90/100
From lstevens
Overall: 8.6

Top Tracks: "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Two Hearts Beat As One", "40"

Passionate but incredibly uneven. Their best work up to that point, but it feels like they still hadn't mastered the album format like they would with Achtung Baby.
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Álbum em que a banda encontrou sua identidade, tanto de som quanto de lírica. Começo de sua era de ouro.
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War is my favorite U2 album. It's also my favorite 80's album. It is so raw, so intense, so powerful, it really moves me. Every song is good, with a few being close to perfection (Like A Song, Drowning Man, The Refugee, Surrender).

The cover art is iconic and as powerful as the music and the lyrics. Bono is better and has more energy than ever before or after, Larry Mullen kills it on drums, The Edge is very creative and Adam's bass tone is tasty and cuts perfectly in the mix.

U2 is the only band I know that was at their peak in the 80's. I don't really like the 80's sound in general because I don't think it aged very well, but this album transcends its era. It's a timeless album, a true classic.
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70/100
The guitar riffs are kinda nice, Bono’s vocals are great at times. But it doesn’t really move me.
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80/100
There is a rawness and originality to this album which still shines through today over thirty years after it was released. Although I have never liked the sound of the bass drum and snare drum at the beginning of Sunday Bloody Sunday, it isn't the concept I don't like, it is the cheap tinny sound they create, possibly because of the kit or mic technique used at the time. I am sure if I saw U2 live now it wouldn't sound like that anymore. With that minor winge out of the way, overall a great album, 'New Years Day' and 'Two Hearts Beat as One' are personal favourites. I slightly prefer Unforgettable Fire and my overall U2 favourite is The Joshua Tree.
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From LedZep
Their absolute best along with The Unforgettable Fire. Nothing against Joshua Tree, but in all reality these two are just better
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From Ashmark
Not as polished as later U2 albums but the raw energy makes this their best by far.
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80/100
Is not my favorite album. Far away from this. But I love Drowning Man, the classics NYD and SBS and Two Hearts Beat as One
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Very impressive U2 album. There are no weak songs here. I highly recommend it.
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From WJA
Absolutely one of the albums that impressed me most in the early eighties.

Favorites are obvious: New Years Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, but I love the whole album.
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