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: 855th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 430 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1979 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (192nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (855th)
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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 430 votes)
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06/09/2021 03:44 Arthurknight  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,09878/100
 
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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 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.0.

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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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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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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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From 03/10/2016 18:24
Dance This Mess Around is my Favorite song from this album
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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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