The Modern Dance (studio album) by Pere Ubu

The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 773rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 375 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (175th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (773rd)
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Pere Ubu vinyl LP - The Modern Dance. 1st Pressing 1978 Blank Records. NEAR-MINT
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 375 votes)
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06/12/2022 15:19 LedZep  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,33979/100
 
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06/07/2022 18:23 Guigou  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,09574/100
 
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04/27/2022 17:36 sageamagoo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,25977/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.4/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.5.

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75/100
From 03/24/2022 22:52
I love The Modern Dance. I find it positively accessible compared to some of his more recent stuff.
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75/100
From 12/27/2021 14:18
Not for me, I think that I settle for little less challenging albums...
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85/100
From 06/20/2020 10:38
Good album a little bit average but ok. I give it a good 85 for interesting noise rock and punk rock like the Sex Pistols.
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70/100
From 01/13/2018 05:16
This album was surprisingly fun to listen to, although I found the last ten minutes or so more of a trial than I typically like.
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100/100
From 12/04/2016 12:59
One of my all time favorites. Brilliant! A masterpiece.
I first heard this masterpiece in 1980 at universty, and although it sounds relatively tame in 2017, in 1978 'The Modern Dance' was a radical revolutionary new kind of music, birthed in punk - soaked in experimentation and sophistication.
It has dated well, an exceptional work.
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90/100
From 05/31/2016 17:33
A great post punk album. Similar in attitude and presentation with Joy Division's, unknown pleasures. The modern dance, is a fantastic record of alienation, frustration, and anger, and delivered with a swagger. There is no point in picking out individual tracks, it all needs to be listened together in one sitting, like most great albums. A classic late seventies LP.
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100/100
From 05/20/2016 11:05
A challenging album, not to everyone taste. If the listener pays attention it's capable of creating a soundscape environment unlike anything you've heard before. Highly recommended.
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From 03/25/2015 00:31
I was so excited about this on the first listen and on many more to come!
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From 04/08/2013 07:20
Not quite a masterpiece to me yet, but I could see it growing on me more.
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