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The best album by U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 34 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 43,400.

U2 is ranked number 16 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 101,872.

Members who like this artist also like: R.E.M., The Clash and The Smiths.

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:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Joshua TreeIreland U2
Year of Release:1987Appears in:1,223 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:43,389
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,671 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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2.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:26,724
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,247 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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3.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,266
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  78/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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4.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,472
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:411
Average Rating:  77/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

All That You Can't Leave BehindIreland U2
Year of Release:2000Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2000:11Rank Score:4,610
Rank in 2000s94Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  70/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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6.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,957
Rank in 1980s113Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  75/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2004:20Rank Score:2,305
Rank in 2000s174Overall Rank:889
Average Rating:  69/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Rattle And HumIreland U2
Year of Release:1988Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1988:16Rank Score:2,219
Rank in 1980s142Overall Rank:920
Average Rating:  72/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

ZooropaIreland U2
Year of Release:1993Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1993:22Rank Score:1,879
Rank in 1990s243Overall Rank:1,081
Average Rating:  69/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

No Line On The HorizonIreland U2
Year of Release:2009Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2009:24Rank Score:1,536
Rank in 2000s258Overall Rank:1,282
Average Rating:  64/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Overall band rank: 16

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 best tracks

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1.Sunday Bloody Sunday
(from the album War)
 90/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.With Or Without You
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 90/100 (480 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.One
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 90/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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4.New Year's Day
(from the album War)
 89/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.Where The Streets Have No Name
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 89/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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6.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 88/100 (253 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 (443 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.Bad
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 86/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Beautiful Day
(from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind)
 86/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
(from the album U218 Singles)
 86/100 (96 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.New Year's Day
(from the album U218 Singles)
 86/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.Sunday Bloody Sunday
(from the album U218 Singles)
 85/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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13.All I Want Is You
(from the album Rattle And Hum)
 85/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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14.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
(from the album The Best Of 1980-1990)
 85/100 (22 votes)
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15.Mysterious Ways
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 85/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.With Or Without You
(from the album The Best Of 1980-1990)
 85/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Where The Streets Have No Name (Best Of Edit)
(from the album The Best Of 1980-1990)
 85/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
(from the album The Best Of 1980-1990)
 85/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.The Unforgettable Fire
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 84/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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20.With Or Without You
(from the album U218 Singles)
 84/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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U2 ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 316 votes)
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U2 comments

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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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65/100
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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90/100
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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Rating:  
80/100
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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From Gerard1968 02/22/2016 14:43
Isn't it refreshing to hear multi millionaires preaching for the anti-povety movement. I don't know how much of the savings Boneo makes from his tax arrangements, but I'll bet my house he lives to a better standard of living from what he keeps for himself than I live on. So Bono, pay up or shut up. Annoyingly I quite like U2.
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From adriagc96 02/17/2016 18:23
I like them, but they aren't even near to be the 15th best band of all time.

Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, or Talking Heads are much better than them...plus other 21th century bands like The Strokes or Arctic Monkeys or Muse. The list could go on and on...
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