Los Angeles (studio album) by X (US)

Los Angeles by X (US)
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,040th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 338 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (163rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,040th)
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77/100 (from 338 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 77.5/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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70/100
From 04/13/2023 03:47
Really hook-y punk music; the catchiness and 'room to breathe' makes it stand out from other classic punk releases. I love the use of two contrasting vocalists, it ensures that each song feels unique. Interesting instrumental palette too. It's almost bluesy at times, which can be off-putting (ex: guitar solo on "Johny Hit and Run Paulene"), but I think it contributes to the overall identity of the record as well.
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95/100
From 04/27/2021 20:16
Some great songs here, especially the finale. One of my favorite punk albums.
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75/100
From 01/01/2021 20:41
Dark themes, but good energy. I like the co-ed vocal vibe.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 07/14/2020 05:38
More people need to know about X, finding them is one of the happiest accidents I've ever made. They make punk that breathes contrasting other punk acts that sometimes write songs that feel claustrophobic.
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80/100
From 02/06/2019 21:45
Pillar of the LA Punk Scene. Exene and John Doe are a hell of a combo, and this album is a lot of fun.

Favorite Tracks: Your Phone's off the hook but you're not, Johnny Hit and Run Pauline, Los Angeles, and The World's a Mess; it's in my kiss.
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80/100
From 02/05/2019 05:56
X is a rock band that has brought a lot to punk music. This los angeles band is not very well known. "Los Angeles" is the classic of the band. They make intelligent punk, introspective and sarcastic. Criticizing society with bitterness, The album is sublimated by the voice of the singer Exene Cervenka. Many consider this album as the best punk album of all time. For me, it's a small masterpiece, a little classic that must have listened.

8/10

Best track: "Los Angeles"
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80/100
From 01/12/2019 16:27
Belo punk!
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From 07/16/2018 20:56
Good album.

Favorite tracks: The World's A Mess; It's In My Kiss

B+
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90/100
From 08/22/2017 16:38
Punk that allows the genre to evolve into something else
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85/100
From 05/30/2016 20:34
If you could create an album made specifically for a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game, this would be the result. Love it!
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