Rattlesnakes (studio album) by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 913th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 209 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (141st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (913th)
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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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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 209 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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70/100
From 10/27/2022 11:31
Lyrics here are quite good, but generic indie 80s instrumentals (with every song sounding the same) is making listening to this album less entertaining.
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75/100
From 01/03/2022 18:25
really very good pop songs
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100/100
From 01/23/2020 12:47
An album that really stood the test of time. Every song is great, no filler to be found. Clever lyrics as well.
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60/100
From 01/13/2018 06:21
Approachable enough, but pretty unremarkable on first listen. Apparently this album is about the lyrics, but the music didn't compel me to actually listen to them.
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90/100
From 09/18/2017 05:49
From the most balanced man in rockenroll history. A true model on how to live life. Idolize him, please.
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85/100
From 04/17/2016 01:29
Musically the material is weak, lyrically it's great.
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95/100
From 11/04/2015 20:43
The first and best Commotions album, still love listening to this now.
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25/100
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90/100
From 07/17/2013 03:45
Great poetry! Such a drag Lloyd Cole didn't released anything as good as this ever after.
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Best Albums of 1984
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