'They made none better'

18 Oct 2007
First reviews have been published for the new release of The Joshua Tree. Click on each entry to see in full what the reviewers had to say.

'If they made music as good again, they made none better.' Mojo reviewer Danny Eccleston loves some of the DVD content on the remastered Joshua Tree, is not won over by all the rarities and b-sides but thinks the album itself is worth five stars.
Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

'Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)' billows like slow-motion storm clouds signalling some great biblical reckoning while Luminous Times sounds like a template for Arcade Fire's entire career.' Peter Paphides with a glowing review in The Times, UK.
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'Remains a benchmark release,' says Paul Brannigan in Q. 'A finely balanced mix of intimacy and power, which proved that stadium rock, in the right hands, could still touch the individual.'
Part 1 // Part 2

And this is what they said in 1987

'No Sure Fire Hits'

'The Joshua Tree is U2's most varied, subtle and accessible album,' wrote the reviewer in Rolling Stone in 1987. 'Although it doesn't contain any sure-fire smash hits. '

Click on the links below to read in full what the NME, Sounds and Rolling Stone had to say about The Joshua Tree when it was released in 1987.

We'll be posting more archive reviews ahead of the November release of the remastered album.

Rolling Stone Review
Part 1 // Part 2

Sounds Review

NME Review

Read what the band thought in our extracts from U2 by U2

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