"What could you possibly see in little ol' 3-chord me?"

- Weezer
 

Colossal Youth (album) by Young Marble Giants 

This album At A Glance
Colossal Youth
Colossal Youth by Young Marble Giants (1980)
Overall rank: 1,129th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 186 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top albums of 1980 (24th)
Top albums of the 1980s (182nd)
Best albums of all time (1,129th)

Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Sorry, no matches on eBay for "Colossal Youth Young Marble Giants".
See full search results on eBay

  My favourite store:  

Young Marble Giants bestography

Colossal Youth is ranked as the best album by Young Marble Giants.

Young Marble Giants album bestography « Higher ranked This album (1,129th) Lower ranked »
-Colossal Youth-

Members who like this album also like: Marquee Moon by Television, Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division and Another Green World by Brian Eno.

Listen to Colossal Youth on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Colossal Youth rankings

Colossal Youth ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 186 votes)
  Ratings 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 186 ratings for this album.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. album ratings
Avg. album rating
 
85/100
10/07/2018 11:58
79/100
 
70/100
10/01/2018 05:33
68/100
 
85/100
09/25/2018 10:49
67/100
 
90/100
09/11/2018 17:11
80/100
 
95/100
09/10/2018 00:03
91/100

Related links: , top albums of the 1980s, top albums of 1980.

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

Colossal Youth comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 13 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
80/100
From Mehran 05/26/2016 19:03
A bit to repetetive and as others have said, the songs just kind of stay the same and don't evolve to something "more". Other than that this is a great album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From exileonthehell 01/26/2016 19:36
God, how good this sounds
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
40/100
From timtooky 03/09/2014 21:35
This comment is beneath your viewing threshold.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -5 votes (2 helpful | 7 unhelpful)
From juannonay 11/05/2013 21:30
Ninguna canción que destacar, es el álbum en el hay que nombrar.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From juannonay 11/05/2013 21:29
"La monotonía del sonito". Melodías monótonas con cambios sobre ellos que pueden resultar divertidos, pero resulta algo repetitivo. Unos instrumentos con un sonido monótono.

Pero cabe destacar buenas melodías y riffs de teclado que encajan mucho con esa época que se experimentaba con el New Wave.

Puede llegar a aburrir, pero el sonido a pesar de ser monótono, es muy agradable de escuchar. Y la voz de la vocalista es muy marcada y agradable.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 19loveless91 08/31/2013 13:30
A bit conflicted with these guys. The sound is great, vocals are lovely, but too often the songs just kinda "stay" there, don't progress anywhere and end pretty fast anyway. I still enjoyed the hell out of it, but it left me wanting more :/
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From SingingPeasant96 07/27/2013 04:14
Post-Punk at its coolest
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From lancashirearab 04/07/2012 09:00
Rough Trade at their finest.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +6 votes (6 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From GavinB 06/19/2010 23:35
For about two years in the early 80s the only two albums I listened to were "Private Parts" by Robert Ashley and this album "Colossal Youth" by Young Marble Giants. Alison's voice was so sublimely melancoly and her pristine voice was the perfect musical vehicle for Stuart's dark existential lyrics. YMG's trademark sound centered around a weird mix of Philip's steel-hawser bass, Stuart's punchy rhythm guitar (played on a mapleglo Rickenbacker 425) and haunting, rhythmic Galanti electric organ lines, with Statton's vocals tentatively suspended in the space between them, their sound was unlike anything anyone had heard before. The fourth member of the band, Peter Joyce never appeared on stage with the bands but was a key player in the YMG sound. Joyce was a telephone engineer and an electronics whizz, who had made his own synthesiser from a kit. This was a small touch-sensitive keyboard with an attache case-like box of circuitry, with several knobs and dials. It made sounds similar to Eno's synths in the early Roxy Music and Kraftwerk, who employed similar 'low-tech/high-tech' electronics. The YMGs used tape recordings of Peter's home-made drum machine in the studio to record "Colossal Youth." "Colossal Youth" is important because the quirky and eccentric music of YMG became a touchstone a whole new generation of low tech electronica rockers like East River Pipe, Aphex Twin, Luna, Mazzy Star, Magnetic Fields, Will Oldham & Beck. I was lucky enough to see YMG during their first and only American tour at CBGBs in New York and I still have a primative film of that concert. After YMG broke up Alison formed a world music band with Spike and issued three excellent albums and Stuart made an album called "SignalPath." Both Alison's and Stuart's efforts were excellent but none of their post-YMG efforts became the musical zeitgeist that "Colossal Youth" was in 1979 when pop music stood at the crossroads of the punk rebellion & emerging post-punk indie music. YMG have periodically reunited and played concerts in England, Wales and other destinations in Europe, since 2007. Find out more about the current YMG adventures at their MySpace page @ http://www.myspace.com/youngmarblegiants
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +4 votes (4 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From Freddie55 02/28/2010 04:17
Love the sound and lyrics. I just find that many songs end before they have a chance to begin.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 13 comments

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

Your feedback for Colossal Youth

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this album.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this album.
Login or register to add this album to your favourites.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. The River by Bruce Springsteen
6. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Pretenders by The Pretenders
9. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Making Movies by Dire Straits
12. Sandinista! by The Clash
13. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
14. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
15. Boy by U2
16. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Blizzard Of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
20. Dirty Mind by Prince



Copyright © 2005-2018 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt