Top Ten Best U2 Albums

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1The Joshua Tree

Totally amazing and heartfelt, from Where the Streets Have No Name to Mothers of the Disappeared The Joshua Tree is deserving of being considered one of the greatest albums of all time. U2 came quite close to this multiple times afterwards (even with Achtung Baby and All That You Can't Leave Behind) but they never completely topped this piece of perfection.

I personally would vote for Joshua Tree over Achtung Baby any day of the week, because it's WAY easier to listen to from start to finish. 0 Bad songs.
Great albums they both are, but this really is their best.

Beautiful album, the 'sonic landscapes' give you that sense of location. Stunning, truly great

With or Without You is U2's best song

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2The Unforgettable Fire

Every song is so perfect. Will always be my favorite by them. "Elvis Presley And America" is not the worst U2 song by faaar. That would have to be "The Refugee" off of War. There is just something not right about that song, as if it was not written for them to play. But back to the masterpiece that is, The Unforgettable Fire, the three best tracks is an extremely difficult thing to choose but if I could I would just say the whole album, but I won't so Ill say the three best songs are: "The Unforgettable Fire", "Promenade" and probably my favorite U2 song along with "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" and "Red Hill Mining Town" is "Elvis Presley And America". If you have never heard this album you have to, U2 fan or not. It is their absolute masterpiece. Not a bad track

It took me awhile to figure out The Unforgettable fire; I didn't understand why a band would make an album so weird and abstract. I had listened to the album a couple times online before I decided to buy it. As soon as I had listened to it once, something clicked. I understood. I loved this album. Suddenly, it was my favorite. There's the excitement in Pride. There's the anticipation in A Sort of Homecoming. There's the burning emotion in The Unforgettable Fire. This album is, truly, unforgettable.

The Unforgettable Fire, A Sort Of Homecoming, Bad, Pride (In The Name Of Love), Indian Summer Sky, Promenade, and Wire are eight of U2's best songs. 4th of July and Mlk has such a great feel to them, even though they're so simple, and although Elvis Presley In America isn't their best and goes on a bit long, but it doesn't suck. It's just a really great album.

Brian Eno made the 80's.

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3Achtung Baby

I'm sorry but not even close to perfection until Achtung Baby... all prior works are great but this was his/the bands best effort of all times... I work for the band from 1987 till 1998 and this was the most complete album start to finish they though they had done since the start. I enjoy all their work and hope they top it one more time. RCM 64

With no doubt the best album of U2. The sound, the songs, U2 on his best. Please listen to the whole album. It tells a story.

Just awesome. The Fly is probably the best song I have ever heard.

This is what musical perfection looks like.

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4All That You Can't Leave Behind

I love this album because each and everyone of the songs are so calming and peaceful. In beautiful day bono's singing is just incredible.

The best U2 album since Achtung Baby. The band may never release an album as perfect as this one ever again.

My favourite U2 album, and Wild Honey is brilliant

Beautiful Day just makes me so happy and nostalgic

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5War

A beautiful album. A document to pure, idealistic, black-and-white, right-and-wrong anger. Impossible to listen to this as an 18-22 year old idealist and not be pulled in by it. "Like A Song...", despite the boring title, is one of their most overlooked and underrated compositions.

Best album of theirs in my opinion, anything before The Joshua Tree are my favorites, sort of fell off the bandwagon with that album, but War is an amazing album which you should listen to... I just wish Bono would've never became the United Nations, he was good back then, but yeah, check this album out

this album got two of my favorite songs form this epic band sunday bloody sunday and new years day, my favorite song of all time

Existing in a different dimension than U2's other "masterpieces" War is intense, catchy and, strangely, beautiful.

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6How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Awesome album, all songs are good!

There isn't a single song in this album that I don't like, This should definitely be number 1! Or at least no.2 with the Joshua tree at number 1!

7No Line On The Horizon

The best of the best

8Boy

This isn't my favorite but it should be higher. The first 3 are spot on but this should have at least 6

9Rattle & Hum

This is a good number two right under Joshua tree. It has just great energy an should be well over all that you can and unforgettable fire.

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11Zooropa

The most experimental U2 album, with mind blowing songs, like tracks 1-10!

Don't know how to explain! Listen to it; over and over

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12Pop

This album is a little known treasure which was rushed by U2, adding a sense of incompleteness to this album. This album showed how far U2 would go out of their comfort zone to create new great music. If only it wasn't rushed and was the way U2 would've liked it...

Masterwork or at least it will be seen that way in the future. Even the band themselves are still struggling -- why? Because there is so much there

My personal favourite, it's brilliant. So underrated.

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13Songs of Innocence

This may not be the best (that award will go to The Joshua tree but it is a great album. It is different from the usual U2. The album has energy and life in it which is apparent from the first song "The miracle". Some of my favourite tracks are - " The miracle ", The Troubles, Iris and Song for someone

This U2 Album is definitely a top ten worthy album. Some of the best songs in this album are; The Miracle (of Joey Ramone), The Troubles, Sleep like a baby tonight, California (There is no end to love), and Every Breaking Wave.

2nd best album behind joshua tree

Hey, vote for this

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15The Best of 1980-1990

Great for casual U2 peeps like myself. Liked U2 since 1983 but other genres got my most of my attention.

16Songs of Innocence

Because of the fact that it is back to basics! I felt taken back to my teen years when I listened to it the first time! Great composition and interpretation.

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