The Joshua Tree (album) by U2

The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree by U2
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 49th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 2,147 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1987 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1980s (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (49th)

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

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 2,147 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.9.

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95/100
From 05/30/2020 01:15
Fav. Tracks: Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, With Or Without You.
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From 05/24/2020 08:41
Great album!
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90/100
From 01/25/2020 14:30
One of my best
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From 01/12/2020 22:25
This album does not fizzle out at the end.
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From 01/12/2020 01:16
One of my favorite albums of all time. Bought it the day it was released and have never tired of it. Saw the tour is support of the album in (I think) 1987 and to this day, it's the bets concert I've ever been to.
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80/100
From 11/12/2019 13:53
amazing, cohesive album with only a few weak spots
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75/100
From 09/30/2019 20:50
The Joshua Tree opens with an introduction of undeniable brilliance, and remains strong throughout, with few weak moments.
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From 08/19/2019 20:47
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Great album but its not even the Best of 1987!
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From 07/22/2019 15:07
Favorite Tracks:Bullet The Blue Sky
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From 06/19/2019 03:24
Thi sis the album that got me really into U2. The opening Where The Streets to the daunting and emotional Mothers of the Disappeared, this is a perfect album.
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Document by R.E.M.
7. Bad by Michael Jackson
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
10. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
11. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
12. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
13. Substance by New Order
14. Kick by INXS
15. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
16. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
17. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
18. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
19. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
20. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
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