Has there EVER been a better album than "The Joshua Tree?"
I'm watching VH-1's "I Love the 80's," and they're doing a segment on that album..... but they failed to capture the utter perfection of that album.
Every song is completely awesome, and some of my favorites are the ones you never hear on the radio:
Where the Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
With Or Without You
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Red Hill Mining Town
In God's Country
Trip Through Your Wires
One Tree Hill
Mothers of the Disappeared
I'm trying to think if any artist EVER has had a better album with so many classics all at once.... greatest hits albums and box sets don't count.... I'm talking about one single album where EVERY song sounded better than anything you'd ever heard before....
The only others that come anywhere close, as far as I can figure, are "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Dark Side of the Moon," "Synchronicity," and "Who's Next," but not even those are as inspirational as "The Joshua Tree." Those albums can't actually TAKE you out to the desert like Joshua Tree does........
You haven't lived - nothing you have ever done matters - until you've popped that album into your CD player as you get out of Barstow at 90 mph. Fly to California if you don't live here already, and drive from San Bernardino to Arizona or Nevada with that album on. It's like being reborn.
If you agree, if this album has touched your life, please share your story. If you disagree, I ask you only this: what could possibly be better? What is the ULTIMATE classic rock album if not "The Joshua Tree?"