Y (studio album) by The Pop Group

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Y by The Pop Group
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 992nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 238 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (217th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (992nd)
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THE POP GROUP We Are Time Y / ROUGH TRADE 1980 UK 1ST PRESSING LP ROUGH12 / Y5
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THE POP GROUP Y Live Vinyl LP NEW & SEALED
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ID123z - THE POP GROUP - Y REMASTERED - CD ALBUM - New
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 238 votes)
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09/20/2020 05:06 covecove  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,97572/100
 
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09/19/2020 23:17 HotZappsBoogaloo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 78984/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.

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From 12/08/2018 04:58
Some punks who listened to Beefheart and CAN and decided what they could use was more anger and funkier basslines. It's never quite clear what you're listening to, but it is a deeply emotional and at times terrifying album. Impossible to be imitated, much less surpassed. Genius or insanity? You tell me. All I know is I love it.
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90/100
From 10/31/2015 16:45
Everything about this album is messed up
I fucking love it.
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From 10/28/2015 03:01
What the fuck? Holy shit. Whoa hell. Umm, huh. Pretty cool. Structure is not. Sounds and textures are everywhere and they're weird. Listen to it, definitely. It might redefine music for you.
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Rating:  
40/100
From 03/26/2015 21:45
An album that is certainly unique, and there are definitely some enjoyable parts. But the worse parts really drag the album down, and altogether it's too meandering and minimalist for me to enjoy. I don't hate it as much as similar albums (Deceit and Suicide come to mind), but it's still not something I can envision myself listening to again. I guess overall this type of post punk is just too artsy and high brow for me.
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Rating:  
70/100
From 06/12/2014 13:41
I'm not sure I can dig this. Which is weird, because I love Suicide. Hey, it has its moments, but it feels like it's trying to be dark and brooding, and there's moments that come across as incredibly cacophonous, but the high moments made it a decent listen.
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90/100
From 03/29/2014 20:19
Scroll down...further down...Find meccalecca's comment & read it. You were warned!
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65/100
From 12/20/2013 14:03
Still not sure what to make of this. Sounds like loads of people playing different songs at once. Quite mental. Beyond good and evil is a great track mind. File alongside trout mask replica, which is the only other album that springs to mind when I hear this. I don't think they quite created what they wanted. The rhetoric is better than the execution. PiL probably hit the mark better with metal box.
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75/100
From 09/01/2013 15:54
I don't think I understand it yet. There's a few good songs on there and some nice piano playing mixed in with some of the bat shit insane recordings, but other than that, it's hard to get into it.
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From 08/08/2013 00:57
The songs seem to implode on themselves as they progress. Its one of the most gloriously unhinged albums out there.
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80/100
From 04/23/2013 19:38
A bad acid trip. This album ventures out into pretty frightening territory, while combining a vast variety of musical style. This is a complex nightmarish psychedelia. Listening will cause you to become tense, lost in darkness, paranoid.

DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS RECORD WHILE ON ACID!
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