War (studio album) by U2
War is ranked 3rd best out of 34 albums by U2 on BestEverAlbums.com.
The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 52 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,182.
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.9/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.
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This is their best album. Most of the songs are great. "Drowning Man" doesn't get enough respect.
Quite decent record with two big highlights (Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day). Unfortunately it is less consistent than Boy and most songs on second side are not that good.
A very frontloaded album with the classic bangers on the A side.
when it hits, it hits. when it misses, it misses which isn't unusual
Love this album. Very consistent but doesn't have the same highs as Joshua Tree or All That You Can't Leave Behind. Highlights are Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Years Day, Surrender and Seconds. Also really like Drowning Man and the end track, 40, though short is really nice. The Refugee is the only real down-point here, the album could do without it.
Comme beaucoup, le titre blood Sunday m'a fait connaitre ce groupe. Un album très rock, peut-être le plus rock du groupe que je connaisse.
You can see the evolution of the U2 we know today take shape in this release. Rating (80.50)
A very good record which features a pretty interesting sound for U2. A little rougher and heavier than what they would go into on subsequent releases. This is them really finding their footing.
It's hard to ignore the success of "The Joshua Tree," but this masterpiece from several years earlier planted seeds that eventually helped bring an end to a bloody civil war. If you want to make a chart about the influential power of popular music on the culture of its time, , U2 belongs right there with Mozart and the Beatles.
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