Violent Femmes (studio album) by Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 193rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 890 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1983 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (24th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (193rd)
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Violent Femmes - Why Do Birds Sing? - CD - FREE POST
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THE VIOLENT FEMMES HALLOWED GROUND UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN 7" VINYL RECORD 45 1984
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THE VIOLENT FEMMES HALLOWED GROUND ERA USA POSTCARD ORIGINAL OFFICIAL 1984
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82/100 (from 890 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 81.9/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.5.

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80/100
From 03/12/2021 23:14
A galera devia gastar no cigarrinha curtindo esse som, mto foda!
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From 01/12/2021 19:19
Sounds so un-80's.
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From 09/11/2020 21:23
Blister in the Sun is great, the rest aren't bad at all.
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From 09/08/2020 14:14
Nice jams! Rating (79.00)
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From 07/20/2020 16:22
Violent Femmes' self-titled debut album delivers some of the most cathartic teen angst ever put on record ("Blister in the Sun"), along with some genuinely cringeworthy moments ("Gimme the Car"). I'm willing to excuse some of the more juvenile turns of phrase because Gordon Gano and company really do seem to understand rejection and are able to translate what is really a very personal experience into something universal. And back in the eighties when I first loved Violent Femmes, I don't think I fully appreciated their musicianship. But check out bassist Brian Ritchie's work on nearly every song here: his bass playing gives the album its unique musical signature. It's so strange that the band changed direction so abruptly on their next album, Hallowed Ground, since they seemed to have found a winning formula here.
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From 04/19/2020 17:17
Highlights:

Blister In The Sun
Kiss Off
Good Feeling
Gone Daddy Gone
Prove My Love
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From 02/22/2020 05:30
one of the best albums of the 80's
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Favorite Tracks:Blister In The Sun
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From 06/24/2019 16:56
Awesome album that was ahead of its time. Favorite songs: Kiss Off, Add It Up.
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From 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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