Script Of The Bridge (studio album) by The Chameleons

Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 783rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 297 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1983 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (116th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (783rd)
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Script Of The Bridge is ranked as the best album by The Chameleons.

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80/100 (from 297 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 79.9/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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80/100
From 10/12/2022 21:53
I think this is an underrated new wave album, not a lot of versatility here, although some tracks seem to me like proto-shoegaze.
Favorite tracks: Don't Fall, Up The Down Escalator, Paper Tigers.
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From 09/03/2021 19:26
Oh man this album is so underrated, such a good post punk, goth album
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90/100
From 07/13/2021 19:40
This album really fully indulges itself in a dark and moody theme that really dominates the album. This atmosphere is created amazingly and makes the album so much fun to get wrapped up in. The band are truly one of the best and least heard of post punk artists and script of the bridge alongside Strange Times is really the peak of their artistry.
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80/100
From 11/13/2019 05:05
Reminds me of Disintegration by the Cure. I like it. Good, dark stuff.
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85/100
From 08/28/2017 14:58
Manchester had some great bands...this is one of the finest !
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From 07/10/2017 22:39
Cool 80s dark vibe but kinda monotonous
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95/100
From 01/10/2017 02:00
Very under-rated album certainly up there with the likes of Joy Division and Interpol for post-punk. No poor track on this
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80/100
From 01/09/2017 02:14
I listened to this album because of the comment below. I don't find many similarities between this and The Cure, but I still liked it. It's a very solid album. The first half is amazing, the real problem is the second half which is not that great, but it's still very good. Overall, a nice record.

Favorite tracks: Monkeyland, Second Skin, Up the Down Escalator
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80/100
From 04/19/2016 22:48
Recommended by Apple Music as I was obsessively listening to The Cure. This is one of those Love at First Listen experiences.
All the tracks are solid except for a couple tracks that sounded a little repetitive. It sounded a bit like The Cure and I'm loving the baselines and the drum.
My Favorite Tracks:
Second Skin
Less Than Human
Pleasure and Pain
View from a Hill
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From 12/26/2015 08:09
A fine piece of 80s post-punk here. Serious baritone vocals combine with gorgeous, effects-lade guitars and strong, insistent bass lines to create a wintery atmosphere that's full of beautiful, heavenly gloom.
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