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Old 11-22-2001, 12:28 PM   #1
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The Joshua Tree

Fuckin' A what a great record!

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Absolutely!
The "greatest album of all time"...and without a doubt in my mind!

(When I first bought it - '87 - I bought it as a cassette - and I played out side 2 in no time at all...Red Hill Mining Town, In God's Country, Trip Thru Your Wires, Exit...I may get flamed but I actually think "Side 2" is stronger than "Side 1")
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I'll agree w/ that. I think it's STILL my favorite-and an absolute masterpiece
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A piece of art. Not only musically, but spiritually and socially. I feel bad for those who have don't know the real meaning of the songs and therefore can only enjoy the surface of the record.

They are missing on one of the best parts of the record. Imagine not knowing who Jara is. Or what he means when he says "Here I stand with the sons of cain". Not knowing the meaning of Bullet or Mother Of the Disappeared.

A poetic masterpiece.
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Old 11-22-2001, 12:53 PM   #5
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Out of all my CD's, the Joshua Tree is the one that has always held a special place in my heart. It has my favorite U2 song of all time on it; Where The Streets Have No Name.


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What a great album, Bono's voice just takes me to another place

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Probably the worst album U2 has made.
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Probably the worst album U2 has made.
Why do you think that?
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Old 11-22-2001, 01:52 PM   #9
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Even though I am fortunate to own a gold Tree cd, I am still waiting for a remastered Tree to be commercially released (with Spanish Eyes, Walk to the Water, and Sweetest Thing all added as bonus tracks!!!). It is such a shame that the greatest album of all time has not been re-released with better quality sound for everyone to enjoy. Maybe this poll will convince someone to hurry up and do this.

I was turning 16 when the Joshua Tree came out. With or Without You became "our" song for 3 different girlfriends during my highschool years. I wrote a report for my English teacher about Exit. I converted her to U2 that week when she asked to borrow my album (I also had the cassette, so I was cool with that). This album is my answer to the question about being stranded on an island. These songs are firmly locked together with my memories for eternity. When I walk thru the gates of Heaven, I am very likely to be humming one of these songs.

Ok, I think you get the picture.

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Very well put Roland!
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The Joshua Tree is what started my love for U2. It holds special sentimental value for me. It was also the first concert I ever saw in my entire life. I cried through the whole thing.

Awesome, awesome album.
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It's the Best of the best!!!!
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Yes, you're absolutely right - One Tree Hill as well!
I just wish they'd play THESE songs live, too! (no, I'm not complaining before you all jump on my back! )
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Quote:
Originally posted by doctorwho:
Probably the worst album U2 has made.
Lol. you're funny.. I think.

If you aren't joking then, well, I disagree with you.

Joshuat Tree is I think U2's best album, but often tied with Achtung Baby. They're both so excellent and so different I find it very difficul to choose one over the other. But all the songs on JT are excellent and it works very well as a whole.
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Old 11-22-2001, 08:55 PM   #15
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Joshua Tree is a great album that will live forever. Pop sucks. I can say this if the Russian boy can continue to bash ATYCLB in every thread. I guess he just doesn't think or feel deep enough to appreciate the meaning and emotion of ATYCLB.

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you 're a little bit wrong , not JT but ATYCLB is the worst album U2 has made
ATYCLB is about 10000000x better than JT. Those who disagree with me are clearly morons.
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I love JT because on that Era Bono developed a manly-sexy-hypnotizing voice.

I just want to rape him!

And also the lyrics, Oh ! is just so emotional, as the Boy album. Definitely, my fave over all
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doctorwho I am ashamed of you.


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Quote:
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Absolutely!
The "greatest album of all time"...and without a doubt in my mind!

(When I first bought it - '87 - I bought it as a cassette - and I played out side 2 in no time at all...Red Hill Mining Town, In God's Country, Trip Thru Your Wires, Exit...I may get flamed but I actually think "Side 2" is stronger than "Side 1")

You forgot One Tree Hill

My absolute favourite song of all time
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doctorwho I am ashamed.


I highly doubt that you could be ashamed of anyone.

P.S. Just for the record, I was "having a go" at those who do write this way, i.e., insult without reason. JT is not my favorite U2 album by any means (even back in '87) however, it has many outstanding tracks. I just hate, however, when people spout out opinions or insults as if their view is the ONLY view. In this thread, I read people praise JT for no reason and attack ATYCLB for no reason. They were just begging to be mocked.



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