This record was the first time I realized the lines of country and rock could truly be blended in a modern way.
When I was a kid, Garth did no wrong. I used to revel in him breaking instruments in front of a ton of people. It was what I imagined in the '50s kids thinking about when they saw Elvis perform.
This record makes me feel a weird way. Like anything is possible. It's that perfect pop-rock, window down jam you need every once in a while.
This was the first time one of my peers had made a record that I felt was epic. This record is a beautiful voice singing unbelievable tunes.
This record is the reason I like heavy music. They were the first "heavy" band to push the envelope.
This thing is like a sneak peak into someone's living room, the two dudes taking solos and hanging hard in front of an audience.
Period. The end. This is my favorite modern rock record. Special through to the core. Real, actually heavy and ready to rip your face off.
At a time when even Bob Dylan had gone electric, a clean, new Johnny emerged to make a live record in a maximum security prison. This is raw, passionate and leaking with heart.
You wanna hear perfection on tape? Here it is. It's extremely rare to hear a record that captures a moment, this one does it in a fashion that only U2 can. Wanna cure for your modern music blues? Buy 'Joshua Tree.'