Rolling Stone Readers Pick U2 Album as 80s Best

In a recent Rolling Stone readers poll, U2 took top honors for the Best Album of the 80s with their hit The Joshua Tree. Said to be a close race, the band beat out some of the top acts of all time, including Michael Jackson and Prince.

The Top 10 are as follows:

1. U2, The Joshua Tree
2. Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
3. Michael Jackson, Thriller
4. Bruce Springsteen, Born In The U.S.A.
5. Prince, Purple Rain
6. AC/DC, Back In Black
7. The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead
8. The Clash, London Calling
9. The Cure, Disintegration
10. Metallica, Master of Puppets

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2 Responses to Rolling Stone Readers Pick U2 Album as 80s Best

  1. U2kitteh April 7, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Woot for U2 and the RS readers! =c) — I’m thinking the first thing Bono would say upon seeing the list would be something about the Clash being so lowly ranked.(I’m grateful they beat out Bruce Springsteen (not a fan!) and Guns ‘n’ Roses!!)

  2. sheamart April 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Good point, U2kitteh. This is a good day for us u2 fans. You’re right that Bono is a fan of the Clash, but I believe he’s quoted as saying they are a much better live band. U2 was influenced by the boss, so you kind of have to give credit for that right?