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So (album) by Peter Gabriel 

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So
So by Peter Gabriel (1986)
Overall rank: 262nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 519 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1986 (4th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (36th)
Top 500 albums of all time (262nd)

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So is ranked as the best album by Peter Gabriel.

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79/100 (from 519 votes)
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From nitomano 12/22/2016 22:59
Goosebumps, this album is great
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From crimson 11/10/2016 15:55
This is great. He outdone what he did with Genesis (and that's a lot to be said). Amazing album. Underrated.
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From Rich150 10/22/2016 14:49
Mixture of good and so-so (ahem). Sledgehammer and Big Time the standout tracks - couple of them are just too laid back for my liking. Good 80's album, but give me Graceland every timeover this one.
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From AAL2014 06/09/2016 18:24
I have already commented on this album but one thing I neglected to mention is that the tracklist you see on this page is indeed the one I fell in love with but I highly recommend anyone (no matter their respective opinion on the album) listen to the 25th Anniversary Remaster with In Your Eyes as the closer, the way Gabriel intended to begin with. Not only does it provide a much better closer, but it enriches the previous 2 tracks which are underwhelming as closers on this version.
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From zdwyatt 06/09/2016 18:04
I love that this record embraced some of the sounds popular at the time (namely, synths and African percussion) but doesn't sound dated. He navigated the quirks of the 80s very well here.
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From AwaitingAndrew 06/09/2016 05:02
This album is So good (pun intended). In Your Eyes, Sledgehammer, and Red Rain are incredible songs and the rest are great - well, not a huge fan of the closer but it's an okay track.
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From garycottier 06/02/2016 16:43
One of the great albums of the eighties and Peter Gabriel's best. So, is a stunning LP, great songs from start to finish, including some of the best of Gabriel's career. Red rain, sledgehammer, mercy street, don't give up, and, in your eyes, are all amazing. Some of it is so beautiful and atmospheric that it still takes me to that special place every time. Genius, accessible and challenging both at once.
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From xMUSICSNOBx 04/20/2016 20:54
Some particularly yummy dance tracks mixed in with some good ballads and a crap load of boring instrumentals. Big Time is gorgeous, as is Don't Give Up. But i swear to god if i ever have to sit through Excellent Birds again, I will poke needles in my eyes, it would be easily more bearable.
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From babyBlueSedan 04/18/2016 21:47
This is mostly an interesting sound but it's lacking in stand out tracks. Red Rain is far away the best and In Your Eyes is good as well, but other than that it just kind of all fades together.
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From AAL2014 09/27/2015 14:11
Maybe the greatest pop album of the 1980's (along with Purple Rain) because it is so much more than pop. It's experimental. It has heavy moments, serene moments, and everything in between. It was almost dangerous for Gabriel to put Red Rain in the opening slot because it is such an emotional journey. But it worked. This album is so good.
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