The B-52's (studio album) by The B-52's

The B-52's by The B-52's
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 876th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 450 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (193rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (876th)
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B-52's, the [german Import] CD (2005)
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78/100 (from 450 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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75/100
From 01/08/2022 07:40
Postpunk pop, with lots of early rock&roll guitars and chorus vocals. Talking Heads & Costello influences are evident. The length of the songs and style got boring in some instances, rhythmic choices seem to get stuck sometimes.
The quality of the singers remains obscure as the style is so punky, mostly screaming and high pitch tendencies are evident. The guitar's sounds are not aggressive, with only mild distortion is used.
Do not hate or dislike, neutral. 73/100
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70/100
From 12/13/2021 18:52
This album definitely has its moments, but most of it sounds like it is full of jokes that just don't land.
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From 10/14/2021 15:19
in walked a jellyfish. fun new wave
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80/100
From 05/19/2021 13:32
Such a quirky album, they really managed to capture a unique feel to all their songs which I love! It's a little bit post-punk, a little bit pop, a little bit new wave and that's the beauty of the album, you don't know what's going to happen next!

Favourite tracks are 'Dance This Mess Around' and the classic 'Rock Lobster'. Love the vocals on 'Dance This Mess Around' - the sudden belt out of 'Why don't you dance with me' gets me every time, amazing vocals by Cindy Wilson (and the call and response between her and Schneider is awesome!) - Also gotta love the lyric 'Do the Hip O Crit'!

All in all, an album I always come back to and an amazing debut!
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80/100
From 03/14/2021 17:43
O mais puro entretenimento!
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65/100
From 12/04/2020 03:27
I found this more grating than I expected, honestly.
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85/100
From 09/17/2020 23:54
Such a great album. All songs a joy. They are one of a kind and this is there best.
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From 03/05/2018 00:31
So uncool that it's actually the coolest thing around... a lot of fun !
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90/100
From 11/03/2017 20:53
Best Tracks: Rock Lobster, Downtown, 6060-842
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70/100
From 01/04/2017 11:52
Like so much lamp on scalp, this one gets your blood flowing. Fun AF! a must have on the commute to work
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