It was their third album, but it was their first to be overtly political. On Feb…
Written by megarock on February 28, 2018
It was their third album, but it was their first to be overtly political. On Feb. 28, 1983, U2 released “War”.The album has come to be regarded as political, in part because of songs like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day”, as well as the title, which stems from the band’s perception of the world at the time; Bono stated that “war seemed to be the motif for 1982.”
War was a commercial success for the band, knocking Michael Jackson’s Thriller from the top of the charts to become the band’s first number 1 album in the UK. It reached number 12 in the US and became their first Gold-certified album there. While poorly received by British critics at the time of release, War has since gained critical acclaim. In 2012, the album was ranked number 223 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
Happy 35th Birthday to “War”!! Would you rank it as one of your ‘greatest’ albums?