Innerspeaker (studio album) by Tame Impala

Innerspeaker by Tame Impala
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-11-16
Overall rank: 356th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,004 votes)
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Award Top 500 albums of all time (356th)
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Innerspeaker is ranked 3rd best out of 8 albums by Tame Impala on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tame Impala is Lonerism which is ranked number 71 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,734.

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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 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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70/100
From 12/31/2021 21:13
Very solid album. Really easy to listen to. Not quite as good as Lonerism but still a very good album. My highlights are It Is Not Meant To Be, Solitude Is Bliss and Desire Be, Desire Go. Solitude Is Bliss also contains one of my favourite lyrics of all time - "There's a party in my head, and no one else is invited".
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90/100
From 12/17/2021 07:51
A great album. Some say "lo-fi", but in fact this sounds unreal through a good stereo, and the apparent raw, murky sound becomes surprisingly clear when in the right headspace. Innerspeaker is the most cohesive when compared to all Tame Impala albums. IMO Lonerism collectively is equally as brilliant but doesn't have the cohesiveness. If anything this suffers from being a debut album (their EP aside) but it shows the music was already highly evolved (Parker and co. formed back in 2005) and very genuine. Easy to accuse this of sounding like it was a throwback to the psych rock of the 60s/early 70s, but in fact I believe this is very fresh and original. No doubt draws from some great influences of that era, but to me this is like a rebirth of psych rock.
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75/100
From 12/04/2021 00:15
This album demonstrates that the group knew their style right from the start and have created and grew on that sound ever since. This is the starting point and is a very good first record but does fall short compared to their later work. There are several great songs that have some amazing guitar moments which creates a great prog rock song. However, some of the tracks do lack substance and feel a little bit empty. I think this is due to inexperience and it is an issue they resolve on later releases. Overall, a great modern prog rock records that is well worth a listen to see the origins of an artist.
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70/100
From 09/18/2021 17:23
Fairly good first effort, I'd say. It's a bit watered down most of the time though. The Bold Arrow of Time and I Don't Really Mind were the two that really stood out to me.
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80/100
From 06/24/2020 10:30
Fav. Tracks: Desire Be Desire Go, Alter Ego, Solitude Is Bliss, Exceptation.
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From 02/22/2020 19:59
Loved this album with my first listen and to this day, love it even more! When I see comments about Tame Impala albums, this one is the least talked about, yet for me hands down, it's the best one.
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From 07/04/2019 16:07
95/100

Every Song is good and beyond, tame impala best Band/artist of the decade
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From 07/01/2018 00:03
This is too complex for my brain, but I think I am as close as I will be to understanding it. Kevin Parker managed to make a full album. And by that I mean it doesn't lack anything, listening to this album non-stop is such an overwhelming experience. 8.8/10.
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From 02/08/2018 05:24
Not as good as their two later albums, but still a worthwhile listen. Perhaps it will grow on me.
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90/100
From 12/08/2017 02:29
My favorite Tame Impala album. Maybe not the best production but every song is great.
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