Business As Usual (studio album) by Men At Work

Business As Usual by Men At Work
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,880th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 164 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1981 (29th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (299th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,880th)
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MEN AT WORK BUSINESS AS USUAL EPIC 25 3P-379 Japan OBI VINYL LP
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Time left: 1h 3m 53s
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Men At Work - Business As Usual - Columbia LP Near Mint Vinyl/ VG+ Cover
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Time left: 1h 29m 55s
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Men At Work 'Business As Usual' (EPC85669) 1982 10 Track UK A1/B2 LP VG+/VG
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Time left: 3h 23m 26s
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Business As Usual is ranked as the best album by Men At Work.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 164 votes)
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06/29/2021 18:18 Sentido  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 20585/100
 
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06/22/2021 03:23 PapaShiz86  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,31777/100
 
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04/17/2021 14:06 NHGRANITE  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,29671/100

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This album is rated in the top 18% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.8/100, a mean average of 73.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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85/100
From 06/22/2021 17:37
Good album, not really a masterpiece, but a joy to listen to.
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95/100
From 03/16/2021 02:16
Funny how some claim this album is a "guilty pleasure" I disagree, it's just a legit great album. It's catchy and delightful and the hits are freaking nostalgic. I love it.
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100/100
From 01/25/2021 17:57
Very underrated. This album sounds fantastic, has a great mood, unique and you can listen it many times.
What do you miss from it if you give bad rating?
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Rating:  
65/100
From 07/25/2020 21:18
Lots of fun pop songs, but only two certain tracks stand out. I enjoyed it enough though.
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85/100
From 03/19/2020 20:17
Echo the guilty pleasure, fun, jovial, reggae like rhythms in other comments.

This and Cargo are special listening experiences from my eighties era vinyl selection.
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65/100
From 08/23/2019 05:50
A stunning album no genres, I played this album continuously on my turn table as I finished playing Far cry 3, yes this dose not even compare to Pink Floyd or even David Bowie artists I'm listening to,buy this album used cause it seems un rare and also I can't rate every Damn album high epically if there's Dark side of the moon.
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100/100
From 09/01/2017 00:04
One of my true guilty pleasures and one of my favorite albums. Colin Hay is a fantastic lead singer
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80/100
From 12/27/2015 19:22
Just like the other 80's 'Men' band I like, Men Without Hats, Men At Work are so much more than their best known single. Almost reggae like rhythms and a quality album. Two songs (tracks 6 & 9) away from 9 out of 10.
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80/100
From 06/18/2015 20:29
These guys make fun music. I love the voice of the lead singer. Just a good album all around.
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