The Best Of 1980-1990 (compilation album) by U2

The Best Of 1980-1990 by U2
(Compilation album)
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 5,598th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 157 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1998 (94th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (998th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,598th)

U2 bestography

The Best Of 1980-1990 is ranked 16th 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 24,304.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.7/100, a mean average of 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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90/100
From 04/25/2019 06:59
Great compilation
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From 01/21/2017 21:47
Some great rockers included
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From 07/14/2016 12:48
An enjoyable compilation. Sweetest thing, is a nice addition to the U2 singles collection. Good album.
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From 02/03/2016 14:44
A good compilation as best Of's go. Releasing a CD with one rerecorded cut is a not so very subtle grab for cash. Bleed 'em dry boys.
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From 02/18/2015 17:36
Nice compilation of U2's work in the 80s
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From 03/21/2013 06:06
@lightmyway... Sweetest thing was an 80s recording that was rerecorded and released later... it is interesting that it has a newer U2 sound though, even though it is an old song.

Not a big fan of best ofs, but if you are looking to get to know U2 more, I got this after hearing Joshua Tree all my life and wanted more. Now I love the band, in spite of all the hate for them on this site.
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From 04/26/2012 09:37
Bought for the remake of Sweetest Thing, which feels kind of out of place amidst a collection of classic 80s U2 songs.
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