The Big Heat (studio album) by Stan Ridgway

The Big Heat
The Big Heat by Stan Ridgway
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 9,447th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 31 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (138th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,394th)
Award Best albums of all time (9,447th)
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EX-/EX- !! Stan Ridgway/The Big Heat/1985 Illegal Records 7" Single
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Time left: 7h 27m 50s
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Stan Ridgway The Big Heat CD VG+ Wall Of Voodoo
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 12h 1m 38s
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STAN RIDGWAY 12" THE BIG HEAT 1985 ILLEGAL STAN 12 1ST UK PRESS WALL OF VOODOO
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Time left: 12h 41m 35s
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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 31 votes)
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07/16/2020 01:37 MetaKoopa99  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 18090/100
 
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06/19/2020 03:25 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,16182/100
 
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04/18/2020 22:17 BorderFreeAndrew  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,25577/100
 
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04/07/2018 13:17 martintho  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,49374/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.7/100, a mean average of 72.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.5.

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From 02/17/2018 10:08
L'esordio solista dell'ex Wall of Voodoo Stan Ridgway; un album di canzoni a metà tra il metropolitano e la tradizione americana, un personaggio che si pone come un cowboy moderno.
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Unfortunately this album is very overlooked, but it's very good. The highlights are The Big Heat, Pile Driver, and Camouflage, and the song Walkin' Home Alone is the best on the album. I'd say it's worth a listen if you want to hear something that has been unfortunately forgotten.
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