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U2

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Formed: 1976 in Dublin, Ireland
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Dick Evans
Biography: Through a combination of zealous righteousness and post-punk experimentalism, U2 became one of the most popular rock & roll bands of the '80s. They were rock & roll crusaders during an era of synthesized pop and heavy metal, equally known for their sweeping sound as for their grandiose statements about ...Read full biography

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The Joshua Tree
Released: 1987
Label: Island Records
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Using the textured sonics of The Unforgettable Fire as a basis, U2 expanded those innovations by scaling back the songs to a personal setting and adding a grittier attack for its follow-up, The Joshua ...Read full review
War
Released: 1983
Label: Island Records
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Opening with the ominous, fiery protest of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," War immediately announces itself as U2's most focused and hardest-rocking album to date. Blowing away the fuzzy, sonic indulgences of ...Read full review
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