The Joshua Tree

U2 - The Joshua Tree
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Based on 6 reviews
1987 Ratings: #5 / 96
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1987 Ratings: #8
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So. Interesting story.

Recently, U2 announced some upcoming gigs around the world playing this album in it's entirety. Australia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea...and New Zealand. And of coarse, here in NZ, we only have a couple of big bands come around once every couple years. The time Foo Fighters came round last year, literally everyone I knew went to that gig. Everyone. So, U2 coming? Playing one of their biggest albums in its entirety? In New Zealand? With Noel Gallagher opening no less! ... read more
U2 is one of the bands that everyone knows, and loves the vast majority. Their songs are iconic and are very important in the history of music. I'm personally not a big fan of their music, I am talking about the music itself, which is not very innovative and sometimes quite mediocre. However, it should be noticed that their lyrics were really great and Bono itself was a role model for many people due to his worldview, interest in political issues and support for charitable activities. The ... read more
Day 22.

Time for the U2 streak because Taylor Swift distracted me but I really enjoyed this album, I'm pretty sure I've heard practically every song on this album before, but it's an interesting wave of nostalgia to come back to. While I don't have a lot to say about this album, it's a really good rock record, it reminds me of a lot of the music I grew up with and reminds me of my youth. It has some amazing riffs and I can tell that this was definitely an inspiration to a lot of artists ... read more
The Joshua Tree holds HEAVY nostalgia for me, so most of my feelings toward the album are suspended in that warm, fuzzy, hard-to-explain kind of sentiment. But even aside from my bias, I’d like to think that this is one hell of an album that still holds up as both a masterpiece and staple of Americana rock. It’s the best this band could have achieved, and did, if only for one true moment. Everything to follow would range from meh to pretty damn good, but The Joshua Tree is the album ... read more
The band move away from their post-punky roots to make a record more widely accessible, humane and incredibly beautiful. It's pretty basic but its one of my personal favorite rock albums.
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#2/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. Where The Streets Have No Name 
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 
  3. With Or Without You 
  4. Bullet The Blue Sky 
  5. Running To Stand Still 
  6. Red Hill Mining Town 
  7. In God's Country 
  8. Trip Through Your Wires 
  9. One Tree Hill 
  10. Exit 
  11. Mothers Of The Disappeared
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Added on: October 29, 2012