Colin Hanks Challenges Twitter to Find a More Iconic Album Opener Than U2's 'The Joshua Tree'

He's actually got a point
Colin Hanks Challenges Twitter to Find a More Iconic Album Opener Than U2's 'The Joshua Tree'
Though he's best known as an actor, Colin Hanks is also a big-time music buff. He's put his expertise on display by directing documentaries about Tower Records and Eagles of Death Metal, but now the son of Tom has taken things to the next level by starting a massive Twitter debate about the merits of U2

The Irish band are currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album The Joshua Tree, and as Hanks points out, the album's success is in part thanks to its first three songs: "Where the Streets Have No Name," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "With or Without You."

Yesterday (May 15) on Twitter, Hanks challenged his followers to come up with another album that opened as strongly as The Joshua Tree:
 
His followers came through with some solid choices, though one could argue that no one was able to successfully prove him wrong.

Here's his take on Nirvana's Nevermind:
He had similar thoughts about Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction:
Pearl Jam's 10 didn't make the cut either:
Led Zeppelin IV wasn't even able to break the record:
Metallica's The Black Album wasn't good enough either:
N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton was the only suggestion that might have actually won the challenge:
Things got a little heated when I suggested Third Eye Blind's self-titled debut — an album that leads with six hits in a row. (Full disclosure: Colin Hanks has been to my house before):
Pre-order the 7 LP, super deluxe anniversary reissue of The Joshua Tree on vinyl here.