500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

U2, 'Boy'
417/500

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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