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

The B-52's
The B-52's by The B-52's
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 847th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 393 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (191st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (847th)
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The B52's - Tell It Like It T-I-IS (4 trk CD / MK Remixes 1992)
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The B-52's - Cosmic Thing CD 1994 Reprise Records ‎– 9 25854-2 VG
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The B-52's bestography

The B-52's is ranked as the best album by The B-52's.

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The B-52's track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 393 votes)
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07/24/2020 16:50 Raddi27  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,06588/100
 
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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 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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The B-52's comments

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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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90/100
From 06/25/2016 03:08
It just has this charming character to it that is just so magnetic.

You really don't hear albums that have such a quirky fun vibe to them.
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90/100
From 03/10/2016 18:24
Dance This Mess Around is my Favorite song from this album
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80/100
From 01/17/2016 21:45
Great, fun album....Dance This Mess Around has always been a favourite and anything with Rock Lobster has to have a certain amount of genius. Unsure whether it's their best offering but a cracking start. Shame it ends with Downtown which isn't very good.
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75/100
From 01/22/2015 03:32
Good times. Don't take yourself so seriously.
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From 07/18/2014 07:35
The album includes my all-time favorite lyrics:
"There's a moon in the sky
It's called the moon."
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From 10/21/2012 17:34
why does this album exist
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