417) Boy

U2

Posted Nov 01, 2003 12:00 AM

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Too ingenuous for punk, too unironic for New Wave, U2 arrived on Boy as big-time dreamers with the ambition to back it up. The Dublin foursome boasted Bono's arena-ready voice and Dave "the Edge" Evans' echoey, effects-laden guitar, as well as anthemic songs such as the club favorite "I Will Follow."

Total album sales: 1 million

Peak chart position: 63

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