And now, a poll. I realise it may be too early to accurately rank the new album alongside its predecessors (either because you're still giddy with excitement or it hasn't had a chance to grow on you yet), but just answer according to how you feel right now.
Your favourite '00s album?
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
No Line On The Horizon
Your favourite '90s album?
Your favourite '80s album?
The Unforgettable Fire
The Joshua Tree
Rattle & Hum
And a further question which you can answer in the comments - how easy or hard was it to choose for each decade? For me, HTDAAB is by far my favourite album of this decade, and AB is my all-time favourite, although I very much enjoy all the '90s stuff. The '80s album was much harder to pick, it comes down to weighing up how many tracks I would tend to skip on each one, and how strongly I love the best songs on them. The Joshua Tree is the only '80s album where I know every word off by heart, so I guess it must be the most consistent overall, but I certainly don't see it as an obvious winner.