Starfish (album) by The Church

Starfish
Starfish by The Church (1988)
Overall rank: 1,370th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of 1988 (25th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (219th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,370th)

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The Church bestography

Starfish is ranked as the best album by The Church.

The Church album bestography « Higher ranked This album (1,370th) Lower ranked (4,069th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From nocturnaldelight 09/03/2018 20:48
Brilliant atmospheric album from one of the most underrated bands in history. "Under the Milky Way" was the right choice for the single release but the whole album has incredible and very different songs with great guitar sound. 9/10 perfect tracks made to listen during dark winter nights. The only one i don't like is "Spark".
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From khj11 01/26/2017 19:34
This a criminally underrated album, and an underrated band in general. As a big fan of new wave, this is one of my favorite albums in the genre.

Best tracks: Under the Milky Way, Reptile, Destination, Spark
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From JonMusicMan5 06/23/2016 17:58
I don't throw statements like this out often: IMO, this is the most underrated album of all time. You would be just as hard pressed to find The Church fans here in the U.S. as you would be to find a bad song on this album. It is catchy, different, and has a spacey feel that I haven't heard in anything else. A masterpiece for sure.
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From F1Aaron 05/30/2016 02:43
This is a pretty cool album by The Church. Some great tracks like Reptile, Destination, A New Season and the classic Under the Milky Way. Would definitely recommend people to give this one a spin or two. It provides a dreamy sound to it with the tone of the instrumentation, very atmospheric.
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From HoldenM 02/13/2015 23:38
Adore it from top to bottom.
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From BraddlesHendo 11/07/2014 01:52
A fantastic Australian band and this is their finest album. They did have some great songs on earlier albums
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From Kuzh69 10/14/2014 03:43
Everybody hopefully knows about the classic "Milky Way", but "destination"
Before it is a great lead in song..... & what about "reptile".... FINE
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From tonagamu 02/22/2013 00:09
Pretty damn good album, but not ANYWHERE near as good as Heyday.
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From Secondsoul 12/15/2012 00:40
Great Indie rock from a top Australian band. "Under The Milky Way" is an eighties classic!
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