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?
Your favourite '90s album?
Your favourite '80s album?
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.