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The Joshua Tree (album) by U2 

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The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree by U2 (1987)
Overall rank: 34th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,653 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1987 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1980s (4th)
Top 50 albums of all time (34th)

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U2 bestography

The Joshua Tree is ranked as the best album by U2.

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-The Joshua TreeAchtung Baby

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From Reppu1976 03/18/2017 01:14
The Joshua Tree is there best album. My favorites: “With or Without You”, “Where The Streets Have No Name” and “Running To Stand Still”, but “Red Hill Mining Town” and ”In God’s Country” are great too.
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From Daydreamer 02/10/2017 01:46
Front loaded, but still awesome throughout. This put them on top of the world but sadly they were much better as underdogs.
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From Ben4 02/03/2017 21:16
One of my all time favorites. The first three tracks are the radio hits that everyone knows, and they're great, but it doesn't stop there. Red Hill Mining Town, Trip Through Your Wire, In God's Country and others are great as well.
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From BraddlesHendo 01/19/2017 09:02
There are moments in my life when I get completely get tired of the first 3 tracks. Their all timeless classics that get enough airplay. The remaining songs are all the standouts for me. Particurly Red Hill Mining Town is a great song and One Tree Hill. A masterpiece album love it
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From msududek1 01/03/2017 08:50
U2 was probably my favorite group for about a 10 year period. As much as I loved Joshua Tree when it came out I still prefer their older works War and Boy. If it wasn't so overplayed back in the day I probably would still enjoy it as much as when it came out. That is probably why I still love War and Boy more, when those albums came out no one I knew listened to U2.
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From cobbo95 01/02/2017 23:51
I do really like this album (it ranks as #54 on my chart) and I think its U2's best body of work, especially from their first era. The opening trio of songs is one of the best bits of sequencing I've ever heard on an album and the closing number bookends it quite well. Some of the middle songs aren't quite as strong but none of it sounds out of place.

Highlights: Where the Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, With Or Without You, Red Hill Mining Town
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From Onater 09/25/2016 20:58
I actually think that the singles (apart from Where The Streets Have No Name) are some of the worse tracks on the album, with tracks 5, 6 and 10 being the best. It's probably just because they're overplayed as all hell and I'm sick of them, though.
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From razumov 06/22/2016 12:30
Great songs : With or without you .....Where the Streets have no name .......I still haven't found what I'm looking for.....In God's country.....Bullet the blue sky
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From souplipton 06/12/2016 19:06
The Joshua Tree was U2's best album. Before Achtung Baby stripped away the sound that they had built up on album after album, U2 was a band whose closest musical equivalent was post-punk. Though not quite as spacious as Joy Division's brand of the genre, U2 featured a spaceous sound with a focus on texture, a sound which complemented the Edge's strengths, and allowed him to created his signature echoey sound. On Joshua Tree, U2 took this formula, and incorporated more folk and blues influences, as well as featuring superior lyrics to their previous efforts. This made for an album which made U2 one of the, if not the, most important bands on the planet.
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