Soul Mining (studio album) by The The

Soul Mining by The The
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 1,000th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 264 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1983 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (148th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (1,000th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 264 votes)
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06/16/2022 08:15 TheWongs  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2161/100
 
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06/14/2022 17:17 kriss2012  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7670/100
 
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05/13/2022 18:46 angryandy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,17173/100
 
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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 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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80/100
From 01/26/2022 14:34
Very interesting album varied stuff, not boring. Relisteneable..
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80/100
From 01/03/2022 16:46
major beat prog piano
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75/100
From 08/02/2021 14:20
Two outstanding tracks. The rest is down to personal taste.
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From 09/08/2019 17:07
Amazing album which is essential listening. Uncertain Smile is an outstanding track.
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90/100
From 08/18/2019 19:22
This is an excellent alnum which even in 2019 sounds fresh, well it does to me!

Production is first class, favourite track has to be 'Uncertain Smile' where Jools Holland provides some excellent piano.
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80/100
From 08/10/2018 00:30
While occasionally vocally limited, the introspective nature of soul mining compels it to success.
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75/100
From 08/13/2017 17:34
Very good record. Just a little behind, Infected, in my opinion, but still a wholly unique album. Good.
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85/100
From 12/02/2015 12:20
Such an underrated album. I can't believe it's ranked number 18. One of the best albums from the new wave/post punk era. The music is dark, but beautifuly arranged and interesting. Please give it a try.
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100/100
From 11/26/2013 03:43
This is music perfection this album.
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90/100
From 01/26/2013 01:20
All of the yes. Every single yes that ever existed.
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Best Albums of 1983
1. Murmur by R.E.M.
2. Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
3. Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
4. Synchronicity by The Police
5. War by U2
6. Speaking In Tongues by Talking Heads
7. Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
8. Kill 'Em All by Metallica
9. Let's Dance by David Bowie
10. The Final Cut by Pink Floyd
11. Script Of The Bridge by The Chameleons
12. Clics Modernos by Charly García
13. Pyromania by Def Leppard
14. Soul Mining by The The
15. Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
16. Script For A Jester's Tear by Marillion
17. Piece Of Mind by Iron Maiden
18. Holy Diver by Dio
19. Eliminator by ZZ Top
20. The Hurting by Tears For Fears
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