Entertainment! (studio album) by Gang Of Four

Entertainment!
Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 340th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 663 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1979 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (88th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (340th)
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Gang of Four LP - Entertainment 1979 UK Emc 3313 Press IN VG Mint
Condition: Used
Time left: 1h 20m 41s
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GANG OF FOUR: entertainment! PARLOPHONE 12" LP 33 RPM Sealed
Condition: New
Time left: 21h 23m 31s
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Entertainment! [Digipak] [Remaster] by Gang of Four (CD, May-2005, Rhino/Warner
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 1d 35m 36s
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Entertainment! is ranked as the best album by Gang Of Four.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 663 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.4/100, a mean average of 80.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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85/100
From 04/05/2021 02:23
Highly influential yet somehow under appreciated ‘Entertainment’ was a significant influence on my music tastes coming out in 1979 just as my musical DNA was being formed. The albums fusion of funk, dance music, reggae dub and punk was like nothing we’d heard at the time and combined with its powerful left wing political lyrics and album artwork (the album's back cover depicted a family whose father says, "I spend most of our money on myself so that I can stay fat", while the mother and children declare, "We're grateful for his leftovers" - this always struck a chord with me) made for a potent mix

For mine the hero on this album was and always will be Andy Gills jagged raggedy angular guitars which blew me away in 79 and continues to do so today

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From 02/14/2021 20:22
Não se levar tanto a sério deu mto certo aqui! O baixo é insano!
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75/100
From 12/21/2020 04:08
Jangly punk riffs that appeal to me in the way that early XTC does.
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From 06/25/2020 12:12
I'm not really a fan of punk music, but I must admit that this album is impressive.
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70/100
From 03/15/2020 11:51
Good punk, love the other styles it mixes its sound with. Not groundbreaking, but it rocks and it's fun, which is much better than trying dumb experimental shit that sounds like shit.
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From 12/12/2018 23:25
Very underrated. One of the best punk albums ever made!

Favorite tracks: Damaged Goods, Natural’s Not in It, I Found that Essence Rare, Glass, Contract, 5.45
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95/100
From 08/07/2018 20:31
Very very good! So glad I found this.
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80/100
From 01/14/2018 23:24
A guitar heavy post-punk album that builds some jagged grooves and cynical lyrics.
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From 09/08/2017 15:38
best tracks: damaged goods, 5.45
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Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Specials by The Specials
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. Y by The Pop Group
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. 154 by Wire
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