U2 is ranked number 22 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 63,407.
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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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Maybe the most overrated band ever.
I like them
I especially enjoy Achtung Baby, Zoopropa, and Pop.
Between 1980-2000 (except "RaH" and "Pop") fantastic band!
Top 5 ever bands...
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.
Only like made 3 good albums.
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.
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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