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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. They began their legacy rooting their music in the political turmoil that was all around them.

After having Steve Lillywhite produce their first three albums, U2 looked for a more sophisticated and experimental sound. They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Unforgettable Fire" and "The Joshua Tree" albums, which both put them onto the charts all over the world.

After the 80s ended U2 re-invented themselves once again. Incorporating elements of electronics into their rock construct, U2 created a new sound with "Achtung Baby". Bono and the band used their notoriety more than ever expressing their opinions on social matters on a global scale.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).

Members:
Paul David Hewson (aka Bono)
David Howell Evans (aka The Edge)
Adam Charles Clayton
Lawrence Joseph Mullen Jr.
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K.K.1 U2 - Just For Kicks album art Various Stories For Boys Various - Just For Kicks(LP, Comp) Kick Records (3) K.K.1 Ireland 1979 Sell This Version
RSS 26 U2 - Untitled album art Various 11 O'Clock Tick Tock Various - Untitled(LP, Comp, Promo) Island Records RSS 26 UK 1980 Sell This Version
PLAPC004 U2 - Platinum Plus Volume 4 album art Various I Will Follow (as U-2) Various - Platinum Plus Volume 4 (Comp) CBS, CBS PLAPC004 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
NME 001 U2 - Dancin' Master album art Various An Cat Dubh Various - Dancin' Master(Cass, Album, Comp) New Musical Express NME 001 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ICT 4005 U2 - Wheel To Reel album art Various Gloria Various - Wheel To Reel(Cass, Comp) Island Records ICT 4005 UK 1981 Sell This Version
RSS 38 U2 - Untitled album art Various Tomorrow and 1 more… Various - Untitled(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Island Records RSS 38 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SAM 3, SAM-3 U2 - WEA Sampler Volume 3 album art Various I Will Follow (as U-2) Various - WEA Sampler Volume 3(LP, Comp, Promo) WEA, WEA SAM 3, SAM-3 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
ISLK 1 U2 - Ciao Island album art Various A Day Without Me Various - Ciao Island(Cass, Comp) Island Records ISLK 1 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
RTE 63 U2 - Non Stop Pop album art Various Gloria Various - Non Stop Pop (Comp, Album) RTÉ RTE 63 Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
2311183 U2 - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Last American Virgin album art Various I Will Follow (as U-2) Various - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Last American Virgin (Comp, Album) CBS 2311183 Hong Kong 1982 Sell This Version
DH-7022 U2 - Double Hits album art Various Celebration Various - Double Hits (Comp) K-Tel DH-7022 Scandinavia 1982 Sell This Version
ISLK 2 U2 - Hits Makers album art Various Gloria Various - Hits Makers(Cass, Comp) Island Records ISLK 2 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
204 568 U2 - Hot, You're Hot album art Various Gloria Various - Hot, You're Hot(LP, Album, Comp) Ariola 204 568 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
RSS 40 U2 - Spring '82 album art Various A Celebration Various - Spring '82(LP, Comp, Promo) Island Records Ltd. RSS 40 UK 1982 Sell This Version
6863 192 U2 - J'ai Une Idée album art Various A Celebration Various - J'ai Une Idée(2xLP, Comp, Promo) Philips, Phonogram 6863 192 France 1982 Sell This Version
C RON 4 - A, CRON 4A U2 - Hits Of '83 Vol. 1 album art Various New Years Day Various - Hits Of '83 Vol. 1 (Comp) Ronco, Ronco C RON 4 - A, CRON 4A UK 1983 Sell This Version
814 976-4 U2 - Hyperboum album art Various New Year's Day (as U 2) Various - Hyperboum (Comp) Philips 814 976-4 France 1983 Sell This Version
SAM 13 U2 - New Music - Spring 1983 album art Various New Years Day Various - New Music - Spring 1983 (Comp) WEA SAM 13 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
4C-RTL 2090 A U2 - Chart Runners Part 1 album art Various New Year's Day Various - Chart Runners Part 1 (Comp, Album) Ronco 4C-RTL 2090 A UK 1983 Sell This Version
HD-205.558 U2 - 14 Hits Action album art Various New Year's Day Various - 14 Hits Action (Comp) Ariola, Ariola Eurodisc S.A. HD-205.558 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
RTL 2091-B U2 - Chart Encounters Of The Hit Kind - Part Two album art Various Two Hearts Beat As One Various - Chart Encounters Of The Hit Kind - Part Two (Album, Comp) Ronco RTL 2091-B UK 1983 Sell This Version
1A Various New Year's Day Various - 1A Progressive April 1983(Umatic, Comp, Promo) Telegenics 1A US 1983 Sell This Version
2292-50125-1 U2 - WEA Dance Music 2 album art Various New Year's Day Various - WEA Dance Music 2(LP, Comp) WEA 2292-50125-1 Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
3 A Various Two Hearts Beat As One Various - 3 A Progressive June 1983(Umatic, Comp, Promo) Telegenics 3 A US 1983 Sell This Version
SAM 14 U2 - Asylum 83 Sampler album art Various New Years Day Various - Asylum 83 Sampler(LP, Comp, Promo, Smplr) WEA SAM 14 Canada 1983 Sell This Version

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alterbridge

alterbridge

June 18, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
The early vinyls are so terrible sounding that you want to beat two tin cans together to improve the sound. WTF!?
phreakbrain

phreakbrain

March 14, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
yeah I want to dropkick bono through a glass table every time he talks but they made achtung baby, so I'd say it's even.
MB-Daniel

MB-Daniel

June 29, 2019
Totally agree with matt03wfu. Proper place for these kind of releases is in Miscellaneous section, or a flac release section, no just here but across the site. its a mess. where bands do special club releases maybe a section for that. it become cumbersome as it tries to grow
Rich.C

Rich.C

December 22, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Due to their uncanny ability to change with the times, U2 have managed to stay alive as the majority of their '80s counterparts have disappeared. The evolution of their music is ongoing, and each new record seems to bring a never-before encountered style to the band's oeuvre. From the jangly Post-Punk of their earliest records to the genre-exploding extravaganza that marked their hyper-rhythmic re-entry into the post-Nirvana world, the quartet has provided an utterly original sound and a rarely matched depth of feeling every time. Clearly inspired by post punk legends joy division (in fact Bono is has often cited Ian Curtis as his biggest influence) alongside Kurt Cobain. The band continues to produce emotionally stunning music, injecting everything from countrified pedal steel, gurgling Techno sounds and processed hip-hop beats into their particular brand of Euro-rock.In 2000, U2 showed a spectacular return to form with the release of All That You Can't Leave Behind. Singles such as "It's a Beautiful Day," "Stuck In A Moment...," "Walk On" and "Elevation" helped redefine the band's sound once again, with All That You Can't Leave Behind going platinum three times over. Original players in the post-rock sound, U2 came full circle in 2004, when they released How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. Ironically, the album was released in the midst of a trendy resurgence of post-punk, cementing U2's place as pioneers of the sound. Fittingly, U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, i just wish now that Bono would stop trying to be like Sting and Bob Geldof!!
mountainmusik

mountainmusik

March 26, 2016
Joshua Tree ...with Brian Eno's wavy strings and Lanois pushing them.. top 3 lp all time for me.
fly39

fly39

October 24, 2015
absolutely the best.i grew up with em.since i first saw October live from Under a blood red sky.it left me dumb.
then i never left em.it has to be said that through the years they never changed their magic recipe.b.t.w....it's only rock n roll.but i love it
cheaper concert tickets and it would be better for everyone.
spinmarket

spinmarket

April 30, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
I don't disagree with all the U2 detractors when they complain about the band's persona, their marketing tactics, or their crusading, self aggrandizing theatrics. However, it has become quite popular to bash them and yet they remain incredibly vital and ambitious as artists and songwriters. "Songs of Innocence", for all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth over the forced download, is actually another great effort. That's nothing to say of the magnificent and relatively ignored "No Line On The Horizon". If you ever enjoyed U2, ignore the naysayers and get back to listening to the music. The last 20 years have been glorious.
u2july

u2july

January 20, 2015
The best band in the world! All of time!
Spatzo

Spatzo

October 27, 2014
When MTV first came out in the early 80's, Gloria video was played constantly. I bought October and thought it was pretty good. My friend in school was the president of a club at his church in Grand Rapids, MI and said U2 was going to play there. He asked if I wanted tickets. They were $7 each and I thought it would be pretty cool to see another rock band play in a church. I had seen the Romantics there the year before. I took my girlfriend and we were incredibly impressed. There were maybe 4-500 people in all.15 years later, I saw them at Mile High in Denver to a crowd of 20,000. Wow how times had changed a band!
Pistachios

Pistachios

September 30, 2014
Bono is a bell-end.

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