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Violent Femmes (album) by Violent Femmes 

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Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes (1983)
Overall rank: 200th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 727 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1983 (2nd)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (25th)
Top 200 albums of all time (200th)

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 727 votes)
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From sophialeviev 09/03/2018 03:08
As everyone else has said, incredibly ahead of its time. Super reminiscent of Pixies' Doolittle with a bit more teen angst. A quick, enjoyable listen. Doesn't feel tedious or like there are any filler tracks. Refreshingly unapologetic.
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From Brad1770 08/30/2018 08:36
As far as debut albums go this is one of the very best

Now 35 years old as I write this in 2018 'Violent Femmes' is more like a best of compilation than actual album . Hows this for a roll call of smashing tracks:
- "Blister in the Sun"
- "Kiss Off"
- "Add It Up"
- "Prove My Love"
- "Gone Daddy Gone"

Ridiculous for a band in their early 20's with many of the tracks written whilst Gano was in High School

Oh and go to Youtube and look up 'Violent Femmes On Sabrina The Teenage Witch ' , basically a spell is put on Gordon Gano to fall in love with Sabrina's friend , its 100% hilarious

I can describe this album in one word: ICONIC

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From 9999 06/12/2018 22:05
While most acts were making hair rock, post-punk and new wave music in 1983, these guys were already in the nineties.
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From STesic 05/25/2018 18:59
in my opinion best album of the 80s !
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From titansaurs28 03/06/2018 00:36
Violet Femmes is an album before its time and one of the most unique of the 80's.
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From Sandrof1969 02/12/2018 17:37
Classico esordio in cui, avendo molte idee in testa ed avendo anche ben chiara la maniera di esporle, spari subito tutte le cartucce, fai il botto ( un po' meno il bottino ) e poi vivi ( artisticamente ) di rendita.
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From planetneutral 01/07/2018 19:02
Hard not to enjoy this.
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From jlinville 12/19/2017 04:24
I have screamed in horrid pain the words to "Promise" as I drove crying, and broken hearted. I have gently sung "Good Feeling" while rocking to sleep all 4 of my biological kids and 4 foster kids, most of nieces and nephews. Is there another album capable of that range of emotion?
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From Medelsvensson 12/13/2017 09:17
Groundbreaking 80s album, such a classic!
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From romanmonts 11/22/2017 19:18
87/100
Fav tracks: Blister in the sun, Kiss off, Add it up
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