The Ascension (studio album) by Glenn Branca

The Ascension by Glenn Branca
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,165th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 183 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (185th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,165th)
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The Ascension is ranked as the best album by Glenn Branca.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 183 votes)
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05/10/2022 22:56 Rm12398  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,50776/100
 
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04/10/2022 23:36 sja0925  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 99583/100
 
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04/03/2022 12:38 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,12155/100
 
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03/20/2022 04:03 Ajdavis16  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,58375/100
 
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10/05/2021 16:46 phantom1305  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,36672/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.2.

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95/100
From 06/16/2021 16:14
If you listen to this, then listen to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the influence is extremely apparent.
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From 05/06/2021 02:48
What an enthralling listen. If you are into noise or no wave, this is a must. I don't even know what else to say, just WOW. Really good.
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From 05/03/2021 00:18
A modern masterpiece. Rock? Classical? it's both and none at the same time. The 9th Sysmphony for the Gen X.
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From 06/19/2016 01:10
Swans did a better cover of Lesson No 2
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80/100
From 02/12/2015 19:45
damn no one getting good ratings in this comment section
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From 10/26/2014 14:55
Don't be a prick
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From 11/11/2013 23:22
A noisy yet well composed compilation of no wave spectacles such as The Spectacular Commodity.
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From 11/07/2012 23:59
This should arrive in the mail soon, excited as balls
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Deceit by This Heat
12. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
13. Youth Of America by Wipers
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
16. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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