U2 Ireland

The best album credited to U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 49 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 25,256.

U2 is ranked number 22 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 63,407.

U2 official website: http://www.u2.com

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U2 best albums

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

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1987
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25,256
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1991
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14,940
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War 
Ireland U2
Year of Release:
1983
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5,870
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1984
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4,096
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Boy 
Ireland U2
Year of Release:
1980
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2,527
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2000
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2,441
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1988
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1,659
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1993
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1,362
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2004
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1,188
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Ireland U2
Year of Release:
1981
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884
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Total albums: 31. Page 1 of 4

This may not be a complete discography for U2.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

U2 bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 8 0%
1990s 6 0%
2000s 12 0%
2010s 5 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 27 87%
Yes 4 13%
Live? Albums %
No 25 81%
Yes 6 19%

U2 best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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1.
Rating: 90 (440 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album War)
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Rating: 90 (639 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album The Joshua Tree)
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Rating: 90 (564 votes)Comments: 12
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 89 (595 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album The Joshua Tree)
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Rating: 89 (389 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album War)
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Rating: 87 (212 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
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Rating: 86 (291 votes)Comments: 5
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10.
Rating: 85 (390 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 85 (213 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
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Rating: 85 (168 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rattle And Hum)
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Rating: 85 (134 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Zooropa)
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Rating: 85 (188 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Boy)
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Rating: 84 (322 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 84 (308 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 84 (102 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album No Line On The Horizon)
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Rating: 84 (82 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album October)
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Rating: 84 (194 votes)Comments: 4
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N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

U2 ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 379 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
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01/30/2021 09:52 djrodo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 12482/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some artists can have several thousand ratings)

This artist is rated in the top 19% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 76.5/100, a mean average of 75.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 21.2.

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U2 comments

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15/100
From 05/27/2020 22:31
Maybe the most overrated band ever.
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85/100
From 09/12/2019 11:34
I like them
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90/100
From 08/19/2019 05:20
I especially enjoy Achtung Baby, Zoopropa, and Pop.
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From 08/10/2019 15:27
Between 1980-2000 (except "RaH" and "Pop") fantastic band!
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From 04/26/2019 20:16
Top 5 ever bands...
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35/100
From 01/03/2019 20:37
I got on the U2 train with War, but hopped off fairly quick. The sound was new and catchy, but that was mostly engineering, and the underlying music itself wasn't particularly interesting. Throw in Bono's arrogance and the group becomes borderline intolerable.
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From 12/14/2018 02:08
Only like made 3 good albums.
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80/100
From 11/30/2018 04:21
They've contributed a lot of music. I'm not a big fan besides The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby, but they're a good band. A tad overrated, but stll, a great band.
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85/100
From 10/21/2018 15:00
This site is set up for music lovers, and we should all realise by now that (thankfully) we have different tastes else there would be much less music in the world.
I've enjoyed U2 since the 80's although haven't heard too much of their post 90's stuff. But since 2016 I have been catching lots of bands and albums called out on this site - some of it lands with me right away and some takes 5-6 listens of the album to land and some just isn't gonna make it with me personally. But I can respect and understand why it might for others.
The decision of who's the best will be emotive and it will always be debateable the particular order. But I would suggest that a band like U2 should be in the mix.
You look at the top 20 artists/bands are generally all with a big consistent back catalogue - Nirvana being the exception with only 3 studio albums - over a long period of time. Not everything they did was brilliant but they all have 3-4 brilliant albums in amongst it that either defined a period in time or took music in a new direction.
There's no point saying any top players on the list are rubbish - they are clearly not, it's just not your particular cup of tea. Certainly debate the order and say they don't float your particular boat and accept to many, many folk those listed are recognised and loved. Peace and love.
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