500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

U2, 'Boy'

417. U2, 'Boy'

Island, 1980

Too ingenuous for punk, too unironic for New Wave, U2 arrived on Boy as big-time dreamers with the ambition to back it up. The Dublin foursome boasted Bono's arena-ready voice and the Edge's echoey, effects-laden guitar, as well as anthemic songs such as the club favorite "I Will Follow."

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