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pretty good album. Yeah, alright.
The first four songs are the best - Kirsty McColl was right!
for me....then the unforgettable fire then maybe this. but yes. it is good.
what a richard i am.
...and I know I'm not the only person who thinks this. Don't get me wrong, I bought Joshua Tree back when I knew much less about U2 and had a much better opinion of them than I do now. The album has some classic tracks (which happen to be the singles), one of the best openings to an album I've ever heard, and then a big dollop of 'meh' thrown in for good measure. It wouldn't be such an issue as the album isn't shitehawk but it finds itself onto top ten and top one hundred lists all the time - usually in the top five - which constantly warrants disbelief.
I don't really love U2 it has to be said, but their early post-punk stage holds the most interesting stuff for me.