Steve McQueen (studio album) by Prefab Sprout

Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen by Prefab Sprout
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 625th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 267 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1985 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (92nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (625th)
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Time left: 54m 22s
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Prefab Sprout - CD - Steve McQueen (1985)
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Steve McQueen PREFAB SPROUT Vinyl Record
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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: 
79/100 (from 267 votes)
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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 79.1/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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70/100
From 03/11/2020 21:52
I enjoyed it more than I expected from the first couple minutes.
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85/100
From 09/29/2019 16:33
An excellent mid eighties pop/soft rock album that offered an alternative to a lot of the purely synth led bands/artists of the era. Prefab Sprout were excellent musicians but also offered a unique harmony between the male and females vocals of Paddy McAloon and Wendy Smith. 'When Love Breaks Down' and 'Appetite' are particular favourites of mine.
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85/100
From 02/20/2018 04:57
There are one or two average songs here but also some of Prefab Sprouts best work. Bonnie, Appetite and When Love Breaks Down are good examples, but my favourite is Horsin’ Around.
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90/100
From 11/18/2017 04:11
Few more pleasant ways of spending 45 minutes than listening too Steve McQueen. Smooth sailing indi pop that reminds me a bit of The Beautiful South.
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From 03/15/2017 16:56
I feel like I should explain my last comment.

When most people people think of emotional 80's music, their mind usually jumps to The Smiths. And while I really enjoy The Smiths, their music, and their lyrics, I don't feel like they're describing problems I've had or things I've thunk, so it's hard for me to get that instant personal connection so many others have when they can so quickly relate the lyrics back to their own experience.

On the other hand, Prefab Sprout so eloquently describe EVERYTHING I've thought and felt that it becomes overwhelmingly emotional for me to listen to the music. It's here I've found that personal connection that elevates it from "this music is excellent" to "listening to this is a truly incredible one-of-a-kind experience."

I'm so glad I've found this album, and I'm sure my love for it can only grow over time.
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From 03/09/2017 03:20
This is... Wow.

I feel understood in a way I don't get from most people. I've never had all my fears and regrets and desires laid out so plainly in front of me before.

What the hell is this album? I wasn't expecting this...
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From 11/04/2016 00:51
"lack of quality in the compositions" - please, kindly guide me towards any music that could possibly hold higher quality than this
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From 07/10/2016 12:45
Perfect pop album
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From 06/27/2016 21:58
My favorite songs : When love breaks down....Bonny....Horsin' around.....Appetite...Blueberry pies....When the angels
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