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U2 Ireland 

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 48,897.

U2 is ranked number 16 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 113,562.

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:1,473 charts
Rank in 1987:1Rank Score:48,897
Rank in 1980s4Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,953 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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2.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,021 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:28,943
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,447 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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3.

WarIreland U2
Year of Release:1983Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 1983:5Rank Score:8,256
Rank in 1980s42Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  79/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

The Unforgettable FireIreland U2
Year of Release:1984Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1984:9Rank Score:6,450
Rank in 1980s55Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  77/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

All That You Can't Leave BehindIreland U2
Year of Release:2000Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2000:12Rank Score:4,682
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  71/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

BoyIreland U2
Year of Release:1980Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 1980:15Rank Score:3,375
Rank in 1980s115Overall Rank:729
Average Rating:  75/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2004:20Rank Score:2,411
Rank in 2000s184Overall Rank:995
Average Rating:  69/100 (604 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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Rattle And HumIreland U2
Year of Release:1988Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1988:16Rank Score:2,389
Rank in 1980s155Overall Rank:1,003
Average Rating:  72/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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ZooropaIreland U2
Year of Release:1993Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1993:22Rank Score:1,991
Rank in 1990s248Overall Rank:1,175
Average Rating:  69/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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No Line On The HorizonIreland U2
Year of Release:2009Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2009:24Rank Score:1,625
Rank in 2000s265Overall Rank:1,390
Average Rating:  64/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 25 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 (380 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.One
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 90/100 (506 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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3.With Or Without You
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 89/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.New Year's Day
(from the album War)
 89/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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5.Where The Streets Have No Name
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 89/100 (517 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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6.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
(from the album The Joshua Tree)
 88/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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7.Pride (In The Name Of Love)
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 88/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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8.Bad
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 86/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.Beautiful Day
(from the album All That You Can't Leave Behind)
 86/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.Mysterious Ways
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 85/100 (334 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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11.All I Want Is You
(from the album Rattle And Hum)
 85/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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12.I Will Follow
(from the album Boy)
 85/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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13.The Unforgettable Fire
(from the album The Unforgettable Fire)
 85/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
(from the album Zooropa)
 84/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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15.Vertigo
(from the album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
 84/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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16.City Of Blinding Lights
(from the album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
 84/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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17.The Fly
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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18.Until The End Of The World
(from the album Achtung Baby)
 84/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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19.Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
(from the album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb)
 84/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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20.Magnificent
(from the album No Line On The Horizon)
 84/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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U2 ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 356 votes)
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85/100
From PeterSmith 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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From BLO 07/11/2018 04:53
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From 9999 06/19/2018 19:41
It looks like U2's legendary status is gonna be the subject of much discussion until the end of time. I think most people will agree that they've made some pretty good music over the years, but personally, I'm one of those who think they're not THAT good, and I can't help but rolling my eyes whenever I see they're ranked as the 16th greatest band of all time.

However, I also roll my eyes when I see Radiohead ranking second, and Nirvana ranking ninth, but hey, what are you gonna do? A lot of people clearly disagree with me, otherwise they wouldn't be there. And that's ok, guys. We can't all love the same bands.
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Rating:  
75/100
From DaVGManiac 04/28/2018 16:59
I never understood why this band is ranked higher than legendary artists like Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix and even Bruce Springsteen. U2's discography is so mediocre. Out of all the 14 studio albums they've released, only Achtung Baby and The Joshua Tree are enjoyable from start to finish. Not only they didn't release any decent records in over 2 decades, but most of their albums have way too much filler, and usually only the well-known singles stand out. I can name over 40 underrated musicians that could have replaced this band's spot on the top ranked artists chart.
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From travelful 02/27/2018 01:16
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From Stover75 02/19/2018 21:08
Awesome band.
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Rating:  
70/100
From PaperVinnie 02/05/2018 19:17
While I won't deny they have some great albums and some great singles, these guys are definitely in the top 5 most overrated bands of all time. After all the time I've spent reading about U2 and listening to their music, I still haven't heard one coherent argument saying that these guys deserve to be called one of the greatest bands of all time.
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From Bono 01/09/2018 17:11
thank you for all!
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From guilhermesoi 01/07/2018 16:15
best band of all time
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From Bi11LL26Y 12/12/2017 15:23
NOT the 16th best artist, not by a LONGSHOT
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