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The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 33 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 46,110.

U2 is ranked number 16 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 107,082.

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U2 best albums

The following albums by U2 are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,333 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:46,110
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,783 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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2.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:27,828
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,324 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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3.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:486 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,666
Rank in 1980s43Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  79/100 (834 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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4.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1984:10Rank Score:5,760
Rank in 1980s58Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  77/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

All That You Can't Leave BehindIreland U2
Year of Release:2000Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2000:12Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 2000s97Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  70/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:3,086
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:732
Average Rating:  75/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2004:20Rank Score:2,326
Rank in 2000s178Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  69/100 (558 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Rattle And HumIreland U2
Year of Release:1988Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1988:17Rank Score:2,281
Rank in 1980s151Overall Rank:960
Average Rating:  72/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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ZooropaIreland U2
Year of Release:1993Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1993:23Rank Score:1,830
Rank in 1990s255Overall Rank:1,173
Average Rating:  69/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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No Line On The HorizonIreland U2
Year of Release:2009Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2009:24Rank Score:1,573
Rank in 2000s259Overall Rank:1,318
Average Rating:  64/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Overall band rank: 16

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U2 best tracks

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1.Sunday Bloody Sunday
(from the album War)
 90/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.One
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 90/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.With Or Without You
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 90/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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4.Where The Streets Have No Name
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 89/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.New Year's Day
(from the album War)
 89/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 88/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 88/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Bad
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 86/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Beautiful Day
(from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind)
 86/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.Mysterious Ways
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 85/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.All I Want Is You
(from the album Rattle And Hum)
 85/100 (130 votes)
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12.The Unforgettable Fire
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 85/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.The Fly
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Until The End Of The World
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.I Will Follow
(from the album Boy)
 84/100 (132 votes)
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16.Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
(from the album Zooropa)
 84/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Vertigo
(from the album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
 84/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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18.Even Better Than The Real Thing
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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19.Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.City Of Blinding Lights
(from the album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
 84/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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U2 ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 327 votes)
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From Jbalbinolr 10 hours ago
Not my cup of tea, I like Achtung Baby, and respect the Josuhua Tree, but that´s about it.
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From jackbrown8786 04/10/2017 21:03
I guess if Maddox writes an article about how much U2 sucks, it's suddenly cool to say so w/o having heard their albums a few times each. of the huge rock bands that hit their stride in the 80's (the cure, the smiths, REM, GNR, talking heads), U2 arguably has the best catalogue with Boy, War, Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.... the other huge bands of the 80's went on to release the embarrassingly bad or nothing at all, so how are any of them better than U2?

the haters are either just echoing Maddox or they're sick of hearing U2's singles on the radio all day. solution: don't listen to the radio. that makes YOU bad, not U2.

they're not a singles band just b/c that's all you've heard from them.

if you can't name any hard songs by U2, don't comment.
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From 22erik22 03/28/2017 16:32
I know U2 is one of those artists that you just "have to like" but they don't really do it for me, personally. I think they have some alright records (Achtung Baby, War, Joshua Tree) and their instrumentation is well produced, but I just don't connect to them on a personal and emotional reaction. If you like them, I can see why. They certainly have an appeal to them, but they just aren't my personal favorite. I just find them "alright".
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From Tamthebam 02/10/2017 15:39
One of the best bands of the 80's & 90's War, Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby & Zooropa are great albums and show a band evolving. Bono seems to get peoples backs up I couldn't care less what his politics are I only want to judge the music and they have consistently made good albums over the years and deserve all the praise they receive.
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From edqo 12/20/2016 23:24
It honestly isn't my cup of tea... I really like Achtung Baby and Joshua Tree but I don't think the rest of their work is as good as these 2.
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From Gerard1968 06/19/2016 14:43
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From sethmadsen 05/23/2016 03:13
Hmmm... seems since I left the site and came back there's been a lot of U2 hate. It's funny they used to be ranked 11th on the site. I guess their old work all of a sudden sucked because of the iTunes free release? The logic...

You know what I love about this band is they've transformed their sound about 5 times 1)Boy-War 2) Unforgettable Fire-Joshua Tree 3)Rattle and Hum 4) Achtung Baby-Pop 5) ATYCLB-today... and while some eras were better than others, they still remained on top of their game. That many changes in a band's identity would kill most bands. And they nailed it, imo. Each era had solid songs, huge selling albums, and heck, even the 360 tour was the most attended concert.

I just don't get the U2 hate. They are totally a top 20 artist of all time and if you don't understand why... you probably haven't given them enough time or even listened to them at all and were an asshole and rated them a 30 them with no intelligence.

ledemoncleaner's comment is totally respectable.
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From NoeSSS 05/08/2016 21:37
Late U2 lacks the good new wave sound that made the band big with The Joshua Tree, but for me the first albums are all masterpieces.
People should hear those
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From Deckiller 03/01/2016 02:13
Great band in the 80s - one of the pinnacles of the early Alt Rock movement. Things went south in the 90s. Bono is too preachy. I disagree with some of the comments below that say Arcic Monkeys and The Strokes are better. I find U2 at their worst to be more interesting than anything on Is This It, and most of Arctic Monkeys is cliche noise rock to me (with some good selections here and there)
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