"No one knows what it's like. To be the bad man. To be the sad man. Behind blue eyes"

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The Chameleons United Kingdom 

The best album by The Chameleons is Script Of The Bridge which is ranked number 911 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,128.

The Chameleons is ranked number 546 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 3,161.

Members who like this artist also like: The Smiths, Metallica and Joy Division.

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The Chameleons best albums

The following albums by The Chameleons are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1.

Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 1983:12Rank Score:2,128
Rank in 1980s143Overall Rank:911
Average Rating:  78/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Strange TimesUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1986Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1986:37Rank Score:647
Rank in 1980s398Overall Rank:2,462
Average Rating:  76/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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What Does Anything Mean? BasicallyUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1985Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1985:48Rank Score:359
Rank in 1980s630Overall Rank:3,918
Average Rating:  76/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Why Call It Anything?United Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:2001Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 2001:591Rank Score:21
Rank in 2000s6,707Overall Rank:24,445
Average Rating:  77/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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United Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1993Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1993:804Rank Score:3
Rank in 1990s8,715Overall Rank:45,626
Average Rating:  78/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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This Never Ending NowUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:2002Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 2002:1,166Rank Score:3
Rank in 2000s12,942Overall Rank:49,834
Average Rating:  74/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 546

This may not be a complete discography for The Chameleons. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The Chameleons best tracks

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1.Second Skin
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 85/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Soul In Isolation
(from the album Strange Times)
 83/100 (13 votes)
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3.Tears
(from the album Strange Times)
 83/100 (11 votes)
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4.Up The Down Escalator
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 83/100 (15 votes)
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5.Swamp Thing
(from the album Strange Times)
 82/100 (15 votes)
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6.Monkeyland
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 82/100 (19 votes)
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7.Caution
(from the album Strange Times)
 81/100 (11 votes)
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8.View From A Hill
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 81/100 (15 votes)
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9.Paper Tigers
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 81/100 (16 votes)
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10.Don't Fall
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 81/100 (20 votes)
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11.Childhood
(from the album Strange Times)
 80/100 (10 votes)
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12.Silence Sea And Sky
(from the album What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
 80/100 (8 votes)
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13.In Answer
(from the album Strange Times)
 80/100 (10 votes)
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14.Thursday's Child
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 80/100 (13 votes)
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15.Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 80/100 (14 votes)
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16.Here Today
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 79/100 (17 votes)
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17.Pleasure And Pain
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 79/100 (16 votes)
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18.Mad Jack
(from the album Strange Times)
 79/100 (10 votes)
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19.Time/The End Of Time
(from the album Strange Times)
 79/100 (9 votes)
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20.Less Than Human
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 79/100 (12 votes)
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The Chameleons ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 17 votes)
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03/05/2016 15:21
48/100
 
65/100
05/14/2015 23:25
59/100
 
85/100
03/23/2015 21:39
70/100
 
85/100
02/28/2015 10:15
76/100
 
85/100
12/09/2014 00:10
92/100

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From Secondsoul 12/04/2012 15:20
They were the greatest band ever. Why they were never as successful as The Smiths and Stone Roses totally escapes me. So many bands around today were influenced by The Chameleons - Interpol, Editors, The Horrors,etc.
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From vesander 08/17/2012 22:04
The Chameleons sit right alongside Kitchens of Distinction and The Call as amazing great bands of the 1980's that somehow got totally overlooked by almost everyone. Luckily a few discerning fans and critics took notice. Hopefully more people can find out about them after the fact.
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From Hayden 07/16/2011 00:54
Like a mixture of the Cure & Joy Division...Maybe with a little bit more in there too. Great band, highly underrated.
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From cartoken 06/30/2011 21:17
so strange that such a good band is so much unknown, they deserve as much recognition as Joy Division at least.
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The most inciteful critics have long considered The Chameleons one of the greatest bands. Sorry to be an intellectual snob, but most people doing these "rankings" often employ slapdash and ill-conceived criteria, and have little capacity to understand the timeless brilliance of Script of the Bridge, Strange Times, and What Does Anything Mean, Basically. The Chameleons have influenced the likes of Oasis, Radiohead, Interpol, and are praised by New Order, The Smiths, The Fall and other Manchesterians. Get a clue..
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