October (album) by U2

October
October by U2 (1981)
Overall rank: 1,893rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 333 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1981 (28th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (305th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,893rd)

U2 bestography

October is ranked 11th best out of 31 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 26,702.

U2 album bestography « Higher ranked (1,882nd) This album (1,893rd) Lower ranked (2,790th) »
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October track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 84 (72 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 76 (51 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 76 (52 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 76 (48 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 78 (53 votes)Comments: 2
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Rating: 79 (53 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 75 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 73 (47 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 74 (48 votes)Comments: 0
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October rankings

October collection

October ratings

Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 333 votes)
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01/01/2020 17:55 Graeme2  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,26979/100
 
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This album has a mean average rating of 71.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 71.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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October comments

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70/100
From Graeme2 01/01/2020 18:03
Early U2 always sounded good, played well, good production etc. On this album though they forgot to write some songs. Or more likely they were told to make a record but weren't ready after the debut. There are a couple of stand outs but mostly just pedestrian. Whatever the problems they had with October had defiantly been resolved when it came to making the next record.
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70/100
From toxicteaaa 04/10/2018 16:57
Very average, doesn't really have any stand out tracks. The band sounds good but the songs aren't memorable besides Gloria, I Fall Down, and Rejoice.
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Rating:  
85/100
From guilhermesoi 01/10/2018 21:57
Love it so much! Fall Down is my favorite song in this record
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From 11/13/2016 21:48
A decent album from the early works. Not a lot of classic hits and really the album as a whole is a little hit or miss to me. I do enjoy Gloria and I Fall Down
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Rating:  
40/100
From albumceleste 10/01/2016 01:54
The band sounds good but that's it. Nothing stands out. Rather forgettable.
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70/100
From garycottier 05/04/2016 16:19
U2 were not really ready to record a follow up to, boy, as they had no songs, but since they had to, they winged it. It was written on the fly, in the studio, and although there is a lot of energy, is does sound a little short on something. Gloria, is a great opener, and, I fall down, is fine, but the record just doesn't have the focus and quality of their first album. Having said that, it's still enjoyable, but easily the weakest of their early period.
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Rating:  
90/100
From TheShyTeds 12/07/2014 22:33
Love this album definitely in my top 3 by U2. I really don't get what the hate is about, some great tracks here. It's definitely ignored by everyone including the band, though it doesn't deserve to be.
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Rating:  
55/100
From Garyf1972 10/25/2014 22:29
Fair album slightly similar to the 1st album clearly not as good, opening track the best for me followed by 'Rejoice'
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Rating:  
65/100
From timtooky 03/27/2014 17:03
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75/100
From Exist-en-ciel 11/22/2013 23:33
Rather Good
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