The Ascension (studio album) by Glenn Branca

The Ascension
The Ascension by Glenn Branca
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,216th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 168 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (190th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,216th)
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Glenn Branca bestography

The Ascension is ranked as the best album by Glenn Branca.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 168 votes)
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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 80.4/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.5.

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60/100
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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From 11/04/2012 15:36
A guitar symphony.
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90/100
From 06/21/2010 22:29
What Elston said. =P
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From 06/12/2009 04:39
In Lesson No. 2 dense neurotic chords stalk the listener through white walled corridors, chased by splashing shadows of implacable menstrual blood. The Spectacular Commodity begins with noble exclamations of purity, but then slips into existential nausea nipping at the soul, leading to self-immolation. From the ashes arises the most magnificent phoenix soaring mightily towards the heavens, riding a golden beam of light extending from the clouds. Light Field sounds like flying through space at warp speeds.
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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. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
6. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
7. Damaged by Black Flag
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Dare by The Human League
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
12. Deceit by This Heat
13. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
16. Youth Of America by Wipers
17. Killers by Iron Maiden
18. Face Value by Phil Collins
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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