Y (studio album) by The Pop Group

Y by The Pop Group
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 1,123rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 252 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (249th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,123rd)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
The Pop Group - Y In Dub [New Vinyl LP]
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
THE POP GROUP - Y LP 1979 JAPAN P-10705F Slits P.I.L. CLASH SPECIALS DUB SKA
Condition: Used


eBay
eBay
The Pop Group :‎ Y
Condition: Used


  My favourite store:  

The Pop Group bestography

Y is ranked as the best album by The Pop Group.

The Pop Group album bestography « Higher ranked This album (1,123rd) Lower ranked (7,265th) »
-YFor How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?

Upcoming concerts

Jul
07
Thu
20:00
Mel Brown B3 Organ Group
Jack London Revue, Portland, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jul
13
Wed
19:30
Blue Man Group
Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, Montgomery, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Jul
17
Sun
20:00
PJ Morton - Watch The Sun Tour presented by TJ Entertainment Group
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Y on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Y track list

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

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 83 (41 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Rating: 80 (32 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Rating: 78 (30 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 82 (35 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 80 (31 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Y rankings

Y collection

Y ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 252 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 252 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
90/100
 Report rating
04/27/2022 19:26 sageamagoo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,25977/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
04/09/2022 22:30 Rm12398  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,73576/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
02/26/2022 15:20 LittleM1971  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,75981/100
 
65/100
 Report rating
02/15/2022 10:08 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,81966/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
01/22/2022 10:23 Untitled  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 44576/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Y comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 15 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
85/100
From 01/22/2022 10:28
This album is extremely unique and I highly doubt we will get an album similar to this again. It falls into the Beefheart style of music with more of a punk twist and I think it works really well. The majority of the album sounds completely out of control and insane but the basslines are really well thought out and gives us a spine for the record. If you focus on the basslines it is difficult not to love this album as you feel like you are riding a wave while chaos ensues around you. The quality of performances as well is very high such as the guitars, drums, sax and vocal. All of these combine to create this controlled chaos which creates an interesting and experimental listen for us. Overall, while a couple songs are a little weaker and could be cut, most of the album is brilliant and well worth a listen just to experience an album as out there as this one is.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 01/10/2022 15:54
Made me mad... And defines the Zeitgeist perfectly (2022)
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 10/31/2015 16:45
Everything about this album is messed up
I fucking love it.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 03/29/2014 20:19
Scroll down...further down...Find meccalecca's comment & read it. You were warned!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Y

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Specials by The Specials
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. 154 by Wire
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. Y by The Pop Group
Back to Top