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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 44,889.

U2 is ranked number 16 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 104,204.

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

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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:1,284 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:44,889
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:33
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,733 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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2.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:909 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:27,237
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,290 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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3.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:7,487
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  78/100 (808 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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4.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:5,654
Rank in 1980s56Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  77/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

All That You Can't Leave BehindIreland U2
Year of Release:2000Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 2000:11Rank Score:4,604
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  71/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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6.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:2,843
Rank in 1980s120Overall Rank:759
Average Rating:  75/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2004:20Rank Score:2,310
Rank in 2000s176Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  69/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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Rattle And HumIreland U2
Year of Release:1988Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1988:16Rank Score:2,229
Rank in 1980s149Overall Rank:954
Average Rating:  72/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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ZooropaIreland U2
Year of Release:1993Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 1993:23Rank Score:1,810
Rank in 1990s256Overall Rank:1,157
Average Rating:  69/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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No Line On The HorizonIreland U2
Year of Release:2009Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2009:24Rank Score:1,545
Rank in 2000s261Overall Rank:1,311
Average Rating:  64/100 (413 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.With Or Without You
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 90/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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2.One
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 90/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.Sunday Bloody Sunday
(from the album War)
 89/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.Where The Streets Have No Name
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 89/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.New Year's Day
(from the album War)
 89/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 88/100 (254 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 (459 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Bad
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 86/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Beautiful Day
(from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind)
 86/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.All I Want Is You
(from the album Rattle And Hum)
 85/100 (126 votes)
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11.Mysterious Ways
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 85/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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12.The Unforgettable Fire
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 84/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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13.The Fly
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Until The End Of The World
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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15.I Will Follow
(from the album Boy)
 84/100 (127 votes)
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16.Vertigo
(from the album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
 84/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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17.Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (215 votes)
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18.Even Better Than The Real Thing
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 83/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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19.Running To Stand Still
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 83/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
(from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind)
 83/100 (120 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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U2 ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 320 votes)
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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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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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