Violent Femmes (album) by Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 199th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 834 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 (199th)
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WARNER PROMO CD #207 MAY 94/VIOLENT FEMMES/SEAL/HUEY LEWIS/HAMMER/IAN TYSON
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 21m 17s
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LP VA Slash The Early Sessions VIOLENT FEMMES Germs X Blasters 1982 PUNK NM/NM
Condition: Used
Time left: 50m 31s
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Add It Up (1981-1993) by Violent Femmes (CD, Sep-1993, Slash Records)
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Time left: 53m 37s
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Violent Femmes is ranked as the best album by Violent Femmes.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 834 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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85/100
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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From 07/22/2019 15:27
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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80/100
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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75/100
From 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

75/100
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80/100
From 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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95/100
From 05/25/2018 18:59
in my opinion best album of the 80s !
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From 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 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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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
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