the greatest band in the world right now - while there's crappy nu-metal, corporate pop, hat acts, violence and kinky sex (and other things) glorifying rap, emo, poserpunk and other trash - then there's U2. They are true originals, their lyrics tend to lean to the spiritual side (as well as being mature and intelligent in the first place), and the guitarist is the aptly named "Edge". They hail from Dublin, Ireland and have been together for over 30 years and they still make top-quality rock and roll. That's right, the most innovative, original and inspiring rock supergroup in the past 3 decades doesn't come from America, doesn't come from Britain, but from Ireland. Imagine that. I saw them in concert twice and they kick the crap out of today's music anyday. Oh, and did I forget to say - U2 ROCKS!
Chuck: So what did you do this weekend?
Me: I went out to Oakland Stadium and saw U2.
Chuck: But I was at Yerba Buena island all weekend.
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The best band in the world.
by Anonymous September 18, 2003

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U2 is a four member Irish rock band that has been fairly successful so far. I wouldn't go as far as calling them the best band in the world, But they are in the top 5 anyways.
Hey dude, Hear about U2?

Yeah. They rock.
by Cairnage May 07, 2009

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The worlds greatest ever rock band. Originally called Feedback, then The Hype, before changing their name to U2.

A group of four people who fight for what they believe in.

The best known songs include Vertigo, Pride, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Beautiful Day and Where The Streets Have No Name.

Have released the following albums (in order - compilations and singles are not included)

Boy
October
War
The Unforgettable Fire
The Joshua Tree
Rattle And Hum
Achtung Baby
Zooropa
Pop
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

The best loved band internationally, who are famous for not being afraid of their political stances.

Composed of Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton and The Edge.

Not known to be well-recieved by younger people (teenagers and below), but as they mature, they begin to like the band, and buy their albums.
Since you started listening to U2, I've begun to like it too.
by Matkin August 21, 2005

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famous spy plane of the Cold War era.American aircraft,more glider than powered plane.Still in use today.
Francis Gary Powers' U-2 was shot down; he didn't eat his cyanide pill.
by John R. December 09, 2003

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Alright, I have this settled.

U2 is a great band, I don't care how much you deny it, but they've been around for a long time, and have had a wide variety of music. Their newer stuff is not too good (Pop, Zooropa, All that you can't leave, How to Dismantle), or mediocre for U2, but people act as if they are new because of their song Vertigo.

Overall, I'm tired of people saying "OMGA HE SEZ CATOARCE DAT MEENS FORTEN NET FOR", I have news for you, fuckwads. He says fourteen because it's their fourteenth album, so quit bitching. You really think that over many many times of listening and executives overviewing it before it being released, no one would have noticed?

Goddamn, don't listen to everything your precious, reliable, VH1 says.
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by Kramerica March 03, 2005

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A fantastic band that has created hot, artistic rock for decades - The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby prove this. HTDAAB is not the only album they've ever made. Bono is a megalomaniac, and a damn good one -one of the last great rock stars. Brian Eno doesn't work with just any old dip$hit.
Anyone who considers hair metal to be great music and/or listens to Motley Crue is not qualified to speak of u2.

or...

Bob Dylan told u2 their songs would be remembered forever. Hell, even Johnny Cash covered "One".

or...

The "uno, dos, tres, catorce" actually stands for the number of studio albums produced by u2. Very intelligent people create these albums, not jr. high Spanish students.
by amusicnerd January 15, 2005

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