The Joshua Tree (studio album) by U2
The Joshua Tree is ranked as the best album by U2.
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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 82.7/100, a mean average of 81.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.
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There is a reason this album and the songs on it blew up. It is much much more than the first few tracks, this track shows a band at the absolute peak of their powers.
It was the record that turned U2 into the global behemoth that they still are to this day, and it's without question one of the most iconic and original sounding records of the 1980s
U2 masterpiece, this must the most frontloaded album ever, 3 supersongs in a row
I love this album and reading the comments there are quite a few U2 deniers who also have to acknowledge that these are great tracks. When something is good forget the surrounding fanfare and what annoys you and just listen to the music - that after all is what we are hear (lol here) to do is it not?
Wow - those first 5 tracks are insane. The best first half of an album ever in my opinion. It's a shame there is a drop-off in the second half but to be fair it is impossible to follow the first 5. Track 6 onwards is pleasant but nothing special - if these tracks were stronger I would be ranking this album right at the top. Running To Stand Still is one of the saddest most beautiful songs I've ever heard. With Or Without You is in my top 5 songs of all time - that guitar is incredible (thankfully as I was born in '94 I didn't have to deal with the song being overplayed as I'm sure it inevitably was). Bullet The Blue Sky is completely unlike everything else U2 have done, but I love it. Where The Streets Have No Name and I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For are classics too.
"You gotta cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice"
One of the best of all time. Soulful, powerful, meaningful.
It’s fun to listen to this record while pretending U2 immediately retired after recording it.
This was the U2 Singles machine. The beginning of the album is great and then kind of dramatically falls off in the 2nd half.
Muy buen disco lleno de clásicos. Las cuatro - cinco primeras canciones pueden considerarse obras maestras y el resto mantienen un grandísimo nivel.
La intro de WTSHNN es impresionante.
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AWESOME ALBUM where all the tracks hold up
great lyrics from bono
best tracks: with or without you
I still haven't found what I'm looking for
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