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Entertainment! (album) by Gang Of Four 

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Entertainment!
Entertainment! by Gang Of Four (1979)
Overall rank: 290th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 456 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1979 (4th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (78th)
Top 500 albums of all time (290th)

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Gang Of Four ENTERTAINMENT! Debut Album 180g WARNER New Sealed RHINO VINYL LP
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Entertainment! is ranked as the best album by Gang Of Four.

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Members who like this album also like: London Calling by The Clash, Remain In Light by Talking Heads and Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 456 votes)
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From corenfro 05/08/2017 03:45
To echo @swhaze "The music sounds sparse and empty. Actually, this album is just plain boring."

Yep. Musically one dimensional, no vocal melodies. "Post Punk" but didn't fix any of the problems punk has. In a year when London Calling came out and *DID* fix a lot of the problems with punk, this does nothing to be memorable at all.
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From msududek1 11/13/2016 17:16
Sometimes I forget how great this album haves. It doesn't have some of my all time favorite songs, but as a collection songs like Damaged Goods, Anthrax, and Ether just kill it. As another person pointed out the sum is greater than the individual tracks and I agree with that
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From LAF2 07/01/2016 21:56
Ether and Damaged Goods kick ass, not to mention 5.45 and Anthrax are exceptional closing tracks. Not a weak track on here.
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From garycottier 06/05/2016 14:49
One of the great albums of the late seventies. An excellent arty pop record with hints of talking heads, entertainment, is a superb record from start to finish. Simply essential.
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From ERadio 05/20/2016 17:18
Gut punch. Stabbed in the back. Dead end job. Disinterested spouse. Failing libido. No control. What to do? Andy Gill's guitar shines - stiletto stabs in the night. Pierce the fog, pierce the pain, pierce the bastards in Parliament who keep us down. No redemption, but yes, catharsis.
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From ItSaysDilbert 03/26/2016 23:25
Not sure why, but I love the song titles.

Favorite tracks: Damaged Goods, Return The Gift, Glass, Contract, 5.45

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From FragStainz 02/24/2016 19:45
One of the best left-wing records ever made.
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From boyd94 01/20/2016 17:41
Andy Gill's guitar work defines this band and this album. Just incredible.
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From Mez123 10/13/2014 04:16
I really like this record. The sum being greater than specific individual tracks. Great sound, pounding bass & rhythm section. Pulsating & pierces the soul. I enjoy listening to this album quite often. It never moves too far from the "regular rotation pile". Reminds some of The Talking Heads whom I love. A real enjoyable listen overall & deserved of many "best of" lists it often frequents. MEZ
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From swhaze 08/18/2014 23:19
The music sounds sparse and empty. Actually, this album is just plain boring. I know I would have appreciated it more had I grown up with it, but it just seems not that great and certainly overrated.
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