New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (studio album) by Simple Minds

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 886th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 260 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (886th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 260 votes)
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04/06/2021 08:43 ssteve  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,53178/100
 
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03/31/2021 09:23 djnizzi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,73580/100
 
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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 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:29
Favorite Tracks:Big Sleep, Somebody Up There Likes You
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100/100
From 04/03/2019 07:54
This album is the most magical and satisfying album of the 80's. From the opening spacious sounds that take you to another place to the upbeat tracks like Promise You A Miracle, the dreamy Big Sleep and the mysterious Hunter and The Hunted, this album is strong from start to finish. The perfect album and my favourite from Simple Minds.
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80/100
From 11/21/2018 11:07
Not a bad album, tracks 1, 3, 6 and 7 are highlights, let down by some dull tracks.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/21/2018 14:17
A pretty solid album, I especially love the instrumental in the middle. Also a great album to sing along to-one of my favorites to do so. The bass in this album is fantastic.
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65/100
From 03/08/2018 13:53
This is another album that highlights the Eurocentric frame of reference of the editor of the 1,001 Albums list. It's OK, I guess, but its importance is totally lost on me.
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90/100
From 09/16/2017 07:13
Although I have this on CD and Vinyl it is always the vinyl copy which gets the spin. The depth of sound and vocals on New Gold Dream are superb. Other favourites are Glittering Prize and Someone Somewhere in Summertime. Best Simple Minds album from the eighties however it is a close call between this and the more up to date sound of Big Music imo.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/08/2017 16:37
Probably Simple minds greatest album, although not my personal favourite of theirs. Still, a very good album and like, Sparkle in the rain, and, Once upon a time, underrated.
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80/100
From 04/03/2017 17:51
Love the keyboards and the bass on this one, favorite track: Glittering Prize.
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85/100
From 10/18/2014 02:55
Underrated...... Another diamond in the rough
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95/100
From 07/22/2014 20:09
My first and favorite simple Minds album. Every song takes me to a place. Layered with synth and guitar and great songs.
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