The Unforgettable Fire (studio album) by U2
The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 50 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,619.
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 76.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.
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I Love U2 and I love this album - just squeezed out of my top 100 but close call
This is where the spark was lit. Joshua Tree is up next. Rating (75.00)
A really good album, and first four tracks are superb. Next two tracks are not as good, but the seventh and eight track raise the standard again. Not a big fan of Elvis Presley and America, but the final track is good.
the ethereal nature of this record is incredible, and while the joshua tree is similar in some regards, this is the album that really resonates with me. the atmospheres the edge creates on guitar take you into deserts and canyons. atmospheres so encapsulating they nearly drown out bono at times, who takes on a more impressionistic approach with this record. all that etherealism aligned with adam's slap bass, which also takes center stage at times, and larry's groovy drumming make for a unique take on post-punk that is truly inspiring, and overall, my favorite effort from this band.
Just like the joshua tree this album is rated high because of 3 good songs, the rest of the songs are normal/mediocre
Top Tracks: "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "The Unforgettable Fire", "Bad"
Half memorable, half forgettable.
Very good songwriting at times, Bono and the Edge really come into the roles we know them for today. They definitely needed Eno's touch to bring their work to the next level, on The Joshua Tree. But this is excellent nonetheless
First real different album I ever heard as a teenager. I’m wide awake I’m not sleeping . It’s BAD
I think this is an excellent album, it sits happily in my vinyl collection next to 'Simple Minds 'New Gold Dream' and 'Silent Running 'Shades of Liberty'. There is a darkness about this album which I really like. The Unforgettable Fire has long been one of my all time favourite tracks, add 'Bad' and 'A Sort of Homecoming' and this vinyl re release which I have just purchased is worth every penny. If you like U2 and Simple Minds check out Silent Running 'Shades of Liberty', you won't be disappointed!
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