Medicine Show (studio album) by The Dream Syndicate

Medicine Show by The Dream Syndicate
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 4,571st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 51 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1984 (73rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (697th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,571st)
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The Dream Syndicate - Medicine Show - 1984 US 1st Press in good condition
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DREAM SYNDICATE: the medicine show + 2 A&M 12" Single 33 RPM
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The Dream Syndicate Medicine Show Pre Release Cassette Tape A&M Records
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The Dream Syndicate bestography

Medicine Show is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by The Dream Syndicate on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Dream Syndicate is The Days Of Wine And Roses which is ranked number 2269 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 711.

The Dream Syndicate album bestography « Higher ranked (2,269th) This album (4,571st) Lower ranked (9,442nd) »
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Medicine Show track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 51 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.3/100, a mean average of 72.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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95/100
From 01/08/2018 12:56
Stunning album by such an underrated band. One of the best albums of the '80's.
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From 04/16/2015 14:02
Widely canned at the time for venturing boldly into Romanelli territory & not being Days of .. II, Medicine Show is actually a fascinating listen with totally sick guitar leads and a wide open & raucous sound that holds it own. I prefer Days of Wine & Roses, but damn isn't repeat listens to this kicking my ass
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From 03/17/2015 15:10
No comments for an album that has the third best guitar song ever made ("John Coltrane Stereo Blues", after "The fire" and "Marquee moon")? Is everybody sleeping?
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