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How U2’s Achtung Baby began the group’s strangest era

The beginning of a weird new era and the result of a creative tug-of-war.

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U2’s The Joshua Tree tackled the complexity of the American ideal

U2 looked to America, the inspiring and the infuriating, on their fifth album.

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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.

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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.

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U2 announce “The Virtual Road” livestream series

Concerts from 2001, 1983, 1997 and 2015 will each be up for 48 hours only.

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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.

10 Essential ’90s Movie Soundtracks

Looking back at a soundtrack renaissance.

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Shut Up and Play the Hits: On Setlists and Song Retirement

Some songs live a second life, while some are never to be heard from again.

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The Top 100 Post-Punk Albums

100 albums that transformed punk into a dark, experimental art form.

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Greatest Hits: The best U2 songs

A career-spanning look at the Irish rock heroes’ greatest moments.

Watch Nick Cave, Bono, Sinead O’Connor pay tribute to Shane MacGowan

A long list of fellow legends pay tribute to the Irish musical icon.

U2 share new single “American Soul,” featuring Kendrick Lamar

New track is essentially an alternate version of “XXX.”

A brief history of out-of-touch musicians

When rock stars lose the plot.

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U2 announces The Joshua Tree Super Deluxe Box Set

Box set features a live show at Madison Square Garden, plus three discs worth of rarities.

Top 50 Protest Songs

Fight the power: The Top 50 protest songs

As we face a not-so-peaceful transition of power, we assemble our songs of protest.

U2, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper top Bonnaroo 2017 lineup

The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Major Lazer, Crystal Castles and more also performing.

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U2 announces The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour

Band to perform their classic album in its entirety.

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Left of the Dial, Top of the Charts: A new column on alt-rock radio

Nirvana’s ascent, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers bringing us all down.

10 Essential Albums produced by Brian Eno

Green worlds and oblique strategies.

Musical Disagreements roundtable

Treble Roundtable: Musical Disagreements

We talk about our musical disagreements with friends, spouses and colleagues.