Rum Sodomy & The Lash (studio album) by The Pogues

Rum Sodomy & The Lash by The Pogues
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 582nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 395 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (88th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (582nd)
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Rum Sodomy & The Lash is ranked 1st best out of 15 albums by The Pogues on BestEverAlbums.com.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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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 78.3/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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80/100
From 01/12/2023 14:46
This is such a fun record to listen to with its high energy songs being irresistible to me. The big hits on here are just so incredibly catchy that it makes me want to replay them over and over again without stopping. This is most true for Sally MacLennane which is such a phenomenal song. The album definitely peaks near the beginning with the first 6 or so tracks being so passionate and fun to listen to. However, once you get passed Dirty Old Town there is a significant drop off in quality and I find the next 4 songs to be filler. They really drag the record down as they are skippable tracks that could really have been cut off the record due to them being uninteresting and boring. Overall, a great album that is let down by a weak spell of songs but that doesn't take away from the quality of the earlier tracks which are incredible.
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From 11/27/2022 22:17
Not really my cup of tea, but I gotta admit this record slaps.
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75/100
From 03/24/2022 22:49
Terrific varied album. Happy days travelling in the car with the kids singing along to Sally MacLennane.
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From 02/04/2022 13:23
A fun album, an evening in the pub with these guys would unforgettable. Slainte!
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85/100
From 02/03/2022 16:11
Even if defenitely not my cup of tea, i enjoy this funny album.
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From 08/18/2020 17:25
Shane McGowan at his best, mostly coherent and a great selection of songs New and old, well produced by Elvis Costello I think I recall. Stand outs, dirty old town, pair of brown eyes.
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90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:21
Favorite Tracks:The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn, A Pair Of Brown Eyes, Billy's Bones, The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
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From 02/23/2019 17:33
What a great album - only just getting to it. I loved their Fairytale of NY (and think its the best Xmas tune) but never really listened to them. But there are a number of great tunes here culminating in the superb "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda" - great storyline.
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From 11/30/2018 16:15
Where did Pistol For Paddy Garcia go?
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From 02/11/2018 21:56
In questo album i Pogues estraggono almeno un paio di gioielli assoluti ( "A pair of brown eyes" e "Dirty old town" ) ed in generale raggiungono il perfetto equilibrio tra sgangherata forma e corposa sostanza.
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