From The Lion's Mouth (studio album) by The Sound

From The Lion's Mouth by The Sound
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,682nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 134 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1981 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (265th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,682nd)
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 134 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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85/100
From 03/31/2021 07:53
This is amazing. I don't understand how I'd never heard of them before or how they were never huge. To me it sounds like if U2 were a little bit more like the Bunnymen, Joy Division or Faith-era The Cure. It sounds very commercial and not very post-punk to me, so give it a listen rock fans. It has a hidden track at the end!
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From 01/13/2019 19:58
I'd buy it just for the beautiful gatefold cover!
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90/100
From 10/14/2014 17:14
For cuss sake. That closer, man. Cuss.
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70/100
From 03/27/2014 16:42
it's not what i would call "post-punk" - in my opinion it's more likely gothic-wave. but nontheless it's a fantastic collection of gloomy, wistful and at the same time uplifting songs. the often i hear it, the better it is.
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90/100
From 01/26/2014 15:58
Certainly one of the greatest ever post-punk albums. An under rated gem!
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From 01/10/2013 03:01
Very underrated. I'd think that many forum users would highly enjoy this album.
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From 05/18/2011 16:24
For me a kind of watered down cross between Echo and The Bunnymen and The Comsat Angels. I remember seeing Adrian Borland perform at the Melkweg club in Amsterdam in the 1980s...The Dutch crowd loved him, but his tepid pychedelia left me a bit cold. Not bad, but not particularly good either.
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95/100
From 05/18/2011 14:15
you want high quality post Punk ? listen to this album !
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