Metal Box (studio album) by Public Image Ltd.
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.4/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.
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Very unique and interesting album, a metallic and uncompromising post punk sound of it makes it hard to sit through it.
The experimental stuff works only some of the times.
#449 in 1001 Albums listening project. I do not get why it is there. Not for me, I tried, I tried, I tried, I tried, I tried,..
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I understand it's influence, but it is not really my thing...
Favorite Tracks:Albatross, No Birds, Bad Baby
A classic album. A must have.
I've been into weird post-punky side of rock for more than a decade but I finally got this album's vibe just a couple of days ago. As unbelievably amazing as Flowers of Romance is, this one is even better. A milestone album, really. On the same level of unique innovation and inventiveness as TMR or WL/WH. And play damn good all along.
There are some fantastic moments on here- "Memories" approaches Kid A paranoia, "Poptones" features atmospheric guitar tones a la 90s rock, and "Chant" anticipates the industrial rock Killing Joke would break through with in the following year. On the whole an excellent precedent for an album along the lines of "Daydream Nation"
But, as with much experimental rock, there are still many misjudged moments- "Albatross" is too long and lacks creativity (it was recorded in one take- and sounds like it!), while many of the second half instrumentals drag on.
The best Public Image album by far. A dark, brooding atmospheric masterpiece. The first half of the record is perfect, the latter half a little less consistent but taken as a whole it's a tour de force. Poptones, memories, and, careering, all excellent. Good stuff.
I felt comfortable listening to this ... that's all I have to say
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