U2 101

U2 Unforgettable Fire world of light

U2 tapped into a well of light on The Unforgettable Fire

The band’s fourth album found them emerging from their post-punk background and entering a bigger, boundless world of art rock.

U2 War

U2’s War provided a triumphant close to their post-punk trilogy

The band’s close of their early post-punk trilogy opened them up to the heroic possibilities their later ’80s output would fulfill.

U2 October

U2 101: The chaotic rough draft of October

After the group’s landmark debut, U2 drew inward for maybe the only time in their career.

U2 Boy Three origins

U2 101: How Boy and Three revealed an early and vivid portrait of the band

We’ve launched a new yearlong project on U2, starting with their post-punk origins.