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Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by babydoll » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:01 pm

It's a memorable tree, alright...

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The Joshua Tree (1987) tracklisting:
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
03 | With or Without You
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
05 | Running to Stand Still
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
07 | In God's Country
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
09 | One Tree Hill
10 | Exit
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by whuntva » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:56 pm

My #12 album. Some may not like the more "American" sound, but I find the songs calming and refreshing

The Top Two are two of the greatest rock songs ever recorded. The rest are good, but somewhat close.

With or Without You
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Where the Streets have no Name
Bullet the Blue Sky
One Tree Hill
Red Hill Mining Town
Mothers of the Disappeared
Running to Stand Still
In God's Country
Exit
Trip Through Your Wires
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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Honorio » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:49 am

03 | With or Without You
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
07 | In God's Country
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
05 | Running to Stand Still
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
10 | Exit
09 | One Tree Hill
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

A (quite) good album but poorly sequenced. It is structured giving the feeling of a continuous decline throughout the album, the difference on quality, intensity and appeal between the first three songs and the last three is huge.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:57 pm

1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. In God's Country
3. Red Hill Mining Town
4. One Tree Hill
5. Running to Stand Still
6. Mothers of the Disappeared
7. Bullet the Blue Sky
8. Trip Through Your Wires
9. With or Without You
10. Exit
11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

One of their great ones, that I've owned before I ever saw a music list in my life. As I've evaluated it, though, an odd album: Their only U.S. Number One hits seem ordinary to me, whereas the rest of the songs have a grand, almost cinematic quality (yet with them being very close in quality, they don't "rank" easily for this sort of exercise).

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Post by Listyguy » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:50 pm

1- Where the Streets Have No Name
2- Bullet the Blue Sky
3- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4- One Tree Hil
5- In God's Country
6- With Or Without You
7- Mothers of the Disappeared
8- Red Hill Mining Town
9- Trip Through Your Wires
10- Running to Stand Still
11- Exit

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Miguel » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:20 pm

05 | Running to Stand Still
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
03 | With or Without You
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
09 | One Tree Hill
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
10 | Exit
07 | In God's Country
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by sonofsamiam » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:48 pm

01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
03 | With or Without You
07 | In God's Country
09 | One Tree Hill
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
05 | Running to Stand Still
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
10 | Exit
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by bonnielaurel » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:30 pm

1. With or Without You
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. Where the Streets Have no Name
4. Running to Stand Still
5. Bullet the Blue Sky
6. One Tree Hill
7. Red Hill Mining Town
8. In God's Country
9. Trip Through Your Wires
10. Exit
11. Mothers of the Disappeared
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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by deadpacifist » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:56 pm

03 | With or Without You
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
05 | Running to Stand Still
07 | In God's Country
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
09 | One Tree Hill
10 | Exit
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by tcaporale4 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:25 pm

1. Running to Stand Still

Probably my favorite U2 song. Lyrics hit home in several different ways and it's one of the most overlooked gems of any artist that I can think of.

2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Another set of lyrics that speak to me. Bono gets criticized sometimes for being too grandiose and/or earnest, but this hits all the right buttons, being simultaneously uplifting and sad.

3. Where the Streets Have No Name

All about that intro. The Edge's style has been stolen so many times that it's hard to imagine how different this must have sounded compared to any other mainstream rock bands at the time.

4. Bullet the Blue Sky

U2 try to sound badass and somehow pull it off.

5. With or Without You

Hard to know what to say about this song at this point. The ending section is incredible. I also find it interesting that all the big hits from this album came first in the running order, something that later occurred on All That You Can't Leave Behind. Don't know if they knew that it was going to play out that way when they decided on the sequence, or if they did it deliberately to lure the listener in. Either way, the second half of this album is strong enough to justify listening all the way through.

6. One Tree Hill
7. Red Hill Mining Town
8. In God's Country
9. Mothers of the Disappeared
10. Trip Through Your Wires
11. Exit

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Bruno » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:45 pm

03 | With or Without You
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
05 | Running to Stand Still
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
09 | One Tree Hill
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
07 | In God's Country
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
10 | Exit
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Chris K. » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:51 pm

One of my favorite albums:

1. With or Without You
2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
3. Red Hill Mining Town
4. One Tree Hill
5. Running to Stand Still
6. Where the Streets Have No Name
7. In God's Country
8. Bullet the Blue Sky
9 .Mothers of the Disappeared
10. Trip Through Your Wires
11. Exit

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:20 am

02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
03 | With or Without You
05 | Running to Stand Still
09 | One Tree Hill
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
07 | In God's Country
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
10 | Exit

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For is my favorite song of the '80s by a pretty wide margin. Surprised I'm the only one ranking it first on this album, although the top 3 are all in my top 8 songs of the '80s, so those aren't bad choices either.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by stone37 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:23 am

1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. With or Without You
3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4. Running to Stand Still
5. Bullet the Blue Sky
6. In God's Country
7. Red Hill Mining Town
8. One Tree Hill
9. Trip Through Your Wires
10. Mothers of the Disappeared
11. Exit

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Henry » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:40 am

03 | Where the Streets Have No Name
01 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
02 | With or Without You
09 | Bullet the Blue Sky
08 | Running to Stand Still
07 | Red Hill Mining Town
04 | In God's Country
06 | Trip Through Your Wires
05 | One Tree Hill
11 | Exit
10 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Romain » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:40 pm

The beginning of the album is astounding...the rest is less in my taste.

Very good:
03 | With or Without You
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name

Good:
05 | Running to Stand Still
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky

Average:
07 | In God's Country
10 | Exit
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared
09 | One Tree Hill

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by jamieW » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:32 am

04 | Bullet the Blue Sky*
10 | Exit*
03 | With or Without You
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
07 | In God's Country
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
05 | Running to Stand Still
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared
09 | One Tree Hill
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 6.14

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by krendler » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:00 pm

01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
03 | With or Without You
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
05 | Running to Stand Still
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
07 | In God's Country
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
09 | One Tree Hill
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared
10 | Exit

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by maverick470 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:27 pm

01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
03 | With or Without You
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
05 | Running to Stand Still
09 | One Tree Hill
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
07 | In God's Country
10 | Exit

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by ordinaryperson » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am

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01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
02 | With or Without You
03 | Bullet the Blue Sky
04 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
05 | One Tree Hill
06 | In God's Country
07 | Trip Through Your Wires
08 | Red Hill Mining Town
09 | Running to Stand Still
10 | Mothers of the Disappeared
11 | Exit
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Post by antonius » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:16 pm

02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
05 | Running to Stand Still
09 | One Tree Hill
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
03 | With or Without You
07 | In God's Country
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
10 | Exit
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by bootsy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:38 pm

03 | With or Without You
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
07 | In God's Country
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
10 | Exit
06 | Red Hill Mining Town
05 | Running to Stand Still
09 | One Tree Hill
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by Toni » Thu May 16, 2019 9:41 pm

06 | Red Hill Mining Town
04 | Bullet the Blue Sky
02 | I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
01 | Where the Streets Have No Name
09 | One Tree Hill
05 | Running to Stand Still
07 | In God's Country
08 | Trip Through Your Wires
03 | With or Without You
10 | Exit
11 | Mothers of the Disappeared

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by SJner » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:29 pm

1. Where the Streets Have No Name
2. With or Without You
3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
4. In God's Country
5. Trip Through Your Wires
6. Red Hill Mining Town
7. Running to Stand Still
8. One Tree Hill
9. Exit
10. Mothers of the Disappeared
11. Bullet the Blue Sky

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Re: Rank the Tracks: U2's The Joshua Tree (1987)

Post by mileswide » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:53 pm

Interesting that the running order is the result of the band asking Kirsty MacColl to rank the tracks. I preferred listening to Boy earlier this week, WOWY aside, though:

03| With or Without You
05| Running to Stand Still
07| In God's Country
01| Where the Streets Have No Name
06| Red Hill Mining Town
10| Exit
04| Bullet the Blue Sky
09| One Tree Hill
11| Mothers of the Disappeared
02| I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
08| Trip through Your Wires
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