Public Strain (album) by Women

Public Strain
Public Strain by Women (2010)
Release date: 2010-08-23
Overall rank: 2,415th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 97 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2010 (42nd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (320th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,415th)
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76/100 (from 97 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 76.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

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90/100
From Jordbord 11/16/2016 14:48
I hope this record doesn't get forgotten over time, at the very least it deserves a lot more recognition than it already has in my opinion.

Right from the very start the enormous ambition of this album becomes obvious, "Can't You See" is a huuuuge soundscape with a desperately pretty song being cried out at the centre of it. Such an unconventional way to start but then appropriate given the unsettling and dissonant nature of it, which comes to characterise the album. It may not sound easy to listen to at first, but it rewards patience.

This whole album feels like an unlikely meeting point between the style and attitude of The Velvet Underground and the ambitious-yet-catchy songwriting of The Beach Boys. The result is simply exhilarating; there are horrifying and loud soundscapes like the song "Bells", cathartic punk moments in the song "Drag Open" and then there's a brilliant closer in the song "Eyesore". This track is perfectly placed at the end as it encapsulates everything about this album, it's as catchy as it is complex.

I'm a big fan of Preoccupations/Viet Cong and Cindy Lee, but this album is still the best thing to have come out of this group of musicians in my opinion.
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From junodog4 06/09/2015 03:33
Worthy of attention, but won't be everyone's favourite.
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From Gooz 08/27/2014 13:36
Reminds me beach fossils vocal with noises. Good
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From 10/28/2012 19:30
sounds like a bunch of disorganized schizophrenics playing pre-Rubber-Soul Beatles... so it's great. Like Psychocandy but dissonant instead of fuzzy.
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From ThingsOnFire 08/20/2011 04:21
"Heat Distraction", "Drag Open", "Locust Valley" are the standouts.
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From cartoken 06/10/2011 21:16
a forgotten good album from 2010 , in maybe an exceptional year of good records. still, deserves some attention.
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