Kaleidoscope World (compilation album) by The Chills

Kaleidoscope World by The Chills
(Compilation album)
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 5,060th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 39 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (79th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (771st)
Award Best albums of all time (5,060th)
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Kaleidoscope World is ranked as the best album by The Chills.

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Kaleidoscope World track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 39 votes)
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07/12/2022 23:19 MadhattanJack  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,26368/100
 
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10/25/2021 05:55 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 14,09674/100
 
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10/04/2020 11:16 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,36584/100

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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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60/100
From 12/03/2020 21:28
Interesting band. Mixed bag. 'I Love My Leather Jacket' being best track on it. Some good ones (Kaleidoscope World, Pink Frost, Doledrums) but overall I find the majority of songs pretty average and slightly blending into each other.
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From 06/16/2020 01:28
I actually own the original 8 track 12” release of ‘Kaleidoscope World’ on vinyl and it remained one of my all time favourites for a very long time. It wasn’t until much later on I discovered it was actually a compilation of early of EP’s and singles

There’s actually 3 different versions of ‘Kaleidoscope World’

(1) The original 8 track released in 1986
(2) An expanded 17 track release from 1989 featuring the iconic “I Love My Leather Jacket”
(3) And finally a definitive 24 track edition which came out in 2016

All versions are great and which ever edition you check out your your on a winner
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85/100
From 05/25/2014 18:04
A delicious slice of Kiwiana. Includes the all-time NZ classic "Pink Frost". Mandatory listening for any of us colonials.
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From 04/07/2012 13:51
This is a great album. I don't know anybody else who has this album.
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From 10/14/2011 02:55
The Chills are pure pop at its very best - simple melodies and bittersweet lyrics. I love this album and I think it is at least partly responsible for me moving to NZ..
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