Freedom Of Choice (studio album) by Devo

Freedom Of Choice by Devo
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 3,524th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 132 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (72nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (542nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,524th)

Devo bestography

Freedom Of Choice is ranked 2nd best out of 37 albums by Devo on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Devo is Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! which is ranked number 756 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,431.

Devo album bestography « Higher ranked (756th) This album (3,524th) Lower ranked (3,970th) »
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Freedom Of Choice track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 85 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 87 (63 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 132 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.0/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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90/100
From 09/23/2022 04:35
Totally cool and fun as hell, it's Devo so yeah it's fun like I said.
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80/100
From 09/10/2020 01:16
My favorite from Devo. Great tempo and flow right through. 'Girl U Want', Gates of Steel' & title track along with 'Whip it' make this a fun foot tapping, head nodding delight. Original one of a kind. Good addition to any music collection for the spice of variety.
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85/100
From 06/24/2020 18:35
This is way too underrated. This is a really solid album, one of the best New Wave records for me. My only issue is that it is a bit too short, but still, this is a great album.

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70/100
From 11/20/2018 07:40
Overall it plays like a less polished, less revolutionary and less enjoyable Speaking in Tongues. It has its moments, but they can be fleeting.
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From 11/23/2017 22:50
More interesting than their debut, IMO. A lot of fun!
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85/100
From 07/23/2017 06:02
Girl U want, freedom of choice, gates of steel still sound fresh, and of
Course, whip it will always. Solid Lp.
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10/100
From 06/23/2017 16:32
I prefer to punk aspects of the previous LPs. Gone are the raunchy guitar licks and solos. Gone is the raw contempt.
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From 11/13/2016 05:46
Absolutely Love this album still today. Girl U Want, Snow Ball, Freedom of Choice, Whip It, etc... I can listen to this album start to finish without any skips. Some classic videos also made with this album
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80/100
From 03/09/2016 22:00
Devo produced some of the best pop of the 80's. The production and choice of material on this record is outstanding.
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95/100
From 08/22/2014 20:48
No comments? Seriously? Great songs, very well produced, and catchy as hell. Girl U Want, Whip It, Gates of Steel, Don't You Know, Snowball, the whole thing is excellent.
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