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 76.9/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.0.
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Socialist is the best track on this album
I do not understand the love for this record. It pales in comparison to other landmark post-punk releases from the same year. Lydon is a dreadfully unlikeable frontman, and the highlights of this album are when he shuts up for the instrumental numbers. Even the decent songs here almost feel accidental. 60 minutes of this is absurd; if it were half the length, perhaps it would maintain some novelty to me. It's not often I find music that sounds like it's intentionally wasting my time.
A decent album but there isn't anything ground breaking that would make it a must listen. It is enjoyable for the most part with the strongest tracks coming right at the beginning. The quality does go down hill the further into the record you go and the music becomes really slow and a bit boring. Overall, it has a few very good tracks but for the majority it is just pretty average.
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.
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