U2 Ireland

The best album credited to U2 is The Joshua Tree which is ranked number 53 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 20,051.

U2 is ranked number 23 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 54,832.

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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20,051
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Year of Release:
1991
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12,937
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War 
Ireland U2
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1983
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5,580
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1984
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3,974
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2000
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2,301
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Boy 
Ireland U2
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Year of Release:
1980
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2,233
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1993
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1,588
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Year of Release:
1988
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1,445
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Year of Release:
2004
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1,094
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Ireland U2
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1981
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779
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Total albums: 35. 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 8 0%
2000s 12 0%
2010s 6 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 30 86%
Yes 5 14%
Live? Albums %
No 25 71%
Yes 10 29%

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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Rating: 90 (678 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album The Joshua Tree)
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Rating: 90 (476 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album War)
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Rating: 90 (591 votes)Comments: 12
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 90 (424 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album War)
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Rating: 87 (236 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
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Rating: 86 (237 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
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Rating: 86 (317 votes)Comments: 7
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Rating: 86 (179 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Rattle And Hum)
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Rating: 86 (422 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 85 (211 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Boy)
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Rating: 85 (153 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Zooropa)
15.
Rating: 85 (27 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Wide Awake In America)
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Rating: 84 (347 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
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Rating: 84 (330 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Achtung Baby)
18.
Rating: 84 (405 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album The Joshua Tree)
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Rating: 84 (430 votes)Comments: 8
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(from the album The Joshua Tree)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

U2 ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 391 votes)
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This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 21.4.

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U2 comments

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From 10/13/2023 23:14
I wish I liked this band more than I do. As a guitarist, I find The Edge's style to be an inspiration, as well as being instantly recognisable. No-one else plays like him or makes the sounds that he makes with the instrument. I even like Bono's voice and some of his lyrics. The rhythm section is also very strong. But there's something about them as a whole that doesn't click with me, except here and there. The one album I feel completely sold on is Achtung Baby, which is brilliant. Trying again with some of their other work currently. I guess we'll see.
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From 03/16/2023 21:09
Whatever you might think of Bono, you can't deny that U2 have had an immesurable impact on music and popular culture in the last 40 years. The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby are two of the best and most influential records that have been released in rock history and albums such as War, The Unforgettable Fire and the (IMO) underrated Pop are also worth checking out
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From 04/19/2022 03:45
U2 are a tough band to rate, at least for me. I love some of their songs and have All That You Can't Leave Behind in my top 100 of all time. I do think some of their other albums are over-rated - maybe 2-3 good songs with lots of filler. Still, overall, they have created music, lyrics and a feel that (sometimes) takes me somewhere special - and for that I am grateful.
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From 10/24/2021 10:02
U2 have produced some great records over the years and were one of the greatest band ever in their heyday, though the more recent output is only average. I do wish people would rate a band by it's music not it's politics or it's ability to annoy everyone in sight. There are many bands capable of this extraordinary incompetence, Nickleback, Kanye West and Creed spring to mind. U2 were great, they deserve a high rating, recent releases are not up to their previous standards, not surprising and not a reason to give them a silly rating now.
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From 08/06/2021 03:08
Gets too much hate imo, not perfect, but they have some pretty solid stuff in their discog.
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From 09/12/2019 11:34
I like them
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From 08/19/2019 05:20
I especially enjoy Achtung Baby, Zoopropa, and Pop.
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