Outstanding album, one of the 80's finest, and best of all time. I also believe U2 is one of few bands whose B-sides are so strong that they could easily make another album on their own, particularly this album's B-sides. 
Outstanding album, one of the 80's finest, and best of all time. I also believe U2 is one of few bands whose B-sides are so strong that they could easily make another album on their own, particularly this album's B-sides.
saw U2 this past Saturday here in Nashville, I was working with Amnesty International......what a great night!!! Thank you U2 for all you do!! I think it gets over looked because Bono can be a dick sometimes!! great music and great causes!
The reason this album is great is 60% Lanois and Eno's production. I'm seeing the word 'remastered' in the track listing above and dreading what vandalism may have been done compared to the LP ... let alone how shit it must sound as an mp3.
I think this album does its job in capturing essence and freedom of the American southwest. There's just something about this album that perfects what the group began with "The Unforgettable Fire." U2's first three albums sound very bleak and anguished, quintessentially European and wintry. This just has an undeniable "summer" sound that goes much further than just a "feel good hit of the summer" and evokes that image of a sunset behind a desert plain. Or maybe I'm just rambling.
i listened to U2's Joshua Tree and i gotta be honest.... The whole album, i didn't even know the first song had Ended. It was just like prison food. Everything mushed together, all the same stuff, over and over again. Awful. .. . The same sounds, the sound vocals... homogeneous throughout.