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U2 Discography

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U2 have sold more than 140 million albums worldwide and have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band. Read reviews at BBC Music of all their studio albums.

No Line On The Horizon

No Line On The Horizon

Like all of U2's best work there's a schism at the heart of their 12th studio album. It's the polarity between the hedonistic and the profound; the thin line between the general and the particular: rock and a very hard place.
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How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

Boy

The range of sounds, emotions and joy pumped into How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb make it hard to resist.
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All That You Can't Leave Behind

All That You Can't Leave Behind

All That You Can't Leave Behind sees them return, if not to basics, then to safe ground.
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Pop

Pop

It's the sound of a band not reinventing themselves (as they did on Achtung Baby), but straining to keep up with the zeitgeist.
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Zoorapa

Zoorapa

Or how U2 reinvented themselves into something deliciously post-modern.
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Achtung baby

Achtung Baby

Or how U2 reinvented themselves into something deliciously post-modern. A while in rock, it was impossible to escape from the spell and influence of Achtung Baby.
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Rattle and Hum

Rattle and Hum

Following the release of The Joshua Tree, U2's first truly huge album in global terms, the USA lay supine before them.
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Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree

By 1987 the band had undoubtedly become stadium fillers in Europe, but it was America that was their heartland, and they were on the verge of cracking it wide open.
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The Unforgettable Fire

The Unrforgettable Fire

U2 would never be the same again. Although often overshadowed by its successor, The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire is a record of great, moving beauty.
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War

War

You can't knock the sure-footed pure power-pop of 'Two Hearts Beat As One' and 'New Years Day'. Adam Clayton's bass line set off a chain reaction of exultant flag-waving around the world.
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October

October

October remains their least favourite offering, but still stands as a fine document of a band finding its legs.
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Boy

Boy

All the warning signs were here in this brave, life-affirming cry of youthful defiance.
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