500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

U2, 'War'
223/500

223. U2, 'War'

Island, 1983

U2 were on the cusp of becoming one of the Eighties' most important groups when their third album came out. It's the band's most overtly political album, with songs about Poland's Solidarity movement ("New Year's Day") and Irish unrest ("Sunday Bloody Sunday") charged with explosive, passionate guitar rock.

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