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The Joshua Tree

5 Ratings: 3.4
Alternative Rock album by U2

Having nearly exhausted their capacity for pop-song politics onWarandThe Unforgettable Fire, U2 turned toward themes of personal identity and complex relationships onThe Joshua Tree. Not that the group was willing to come down off the barricades entirely: … see full wiki

3 reviews about The Joshua Tree
review by . September 02, 2006
posted in Music Matters
'The Joshua Tree' has to be one of the top three classics by U2. At the time critics needed to catch up to this incredible masterpiece. (Perhaps their reputation as a Christian rock band made them too easily dismissed.) It covers many themes related to the struggle of man in his most desperate circumstances. Musically, it is transcending like 'The Unforgettable Fire' before it, but the crystal clear production taken on again to more pleasing effect by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno shot this album …
review by . May 12, 2002
A while back I had written a scathing review on this CD as at the time, I really found many of these songs to be overplayed and the instrumental stylings to be quite bland. At that point, I thought of U2 as the most overratted band on the plannet.After listening to the entire CD a few times, I admit that my initial assessment was way off. Some of the less commercial tracks on this CD are quite touching most notably One Tree Hill, Running To Stand Still, and Red Hill Mining Town. The harmonies on …
review by . November 28, 2001
posted in Music Matters
Pros: The beautiful music and poetic lyrics.     Cons: There are too few songs.     The Bottom Line: I said all that I have to say in the review. The album is too good to sum up in less than 30 words.     The band U2 made it big back in the 80's with a string of great albums like War and The Unforgettable Fire, but it is The Joshua Tree that really stands out among them. It is widely considered to be U2's best album. Recently, it took over …
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The Joshua Tree
Label: Island
Artist: U2
Genre: Alternative Rock
Release Date: June 15, 1990
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