Picks and Pans Review: The Essential U2

updated 03/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/09/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>War 1983 "Sunday Bloody Sunday" leads the attack and "40" ends it all peacefully.

The Joshua Tree 1987 The masterpiece on which U2 found what they were looking for.

Achtung Baby 1991 (below) Ingeniously brings an experimental edge to their arena rock.

All That You Can't Leave Behind 2000 Vintage U2. See also: 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.

From Our Partners