Bad Brains (studio album) by Bad Brains

Bad Brains by Bad Brains
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,019th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 263 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (154th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,019th)
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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 263 votes)
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04/18/2022 15:41 Cardboardfolder  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,82686/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.7/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.7.

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90/100
From 04/12/2022 07:12
Easily one of the masterpieces of hardcore punk. Christgau said that this proves that when u have a jazz band play punk the result is very fast heavy-metal. I dunno about that but it was quite funny.
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From 02/05/2021 05:46
Awesome debut that is mostly hardcore punk sometimes offset by reggae proving to be a one of a kind combination.
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From 04/21/2016 03:58
I like the Reggae on the punk record... that was a first for me. I enjoy what this represents... but probably not going to be spinning often for me.
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From 03/15/2016 18:15
Best punk album of all time.
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From 10/10/2014 17:06
this album's punk tracks are just so consistently good and the occasional reggae track just makes it all the more interesting
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From 11/27/2013 22:37
Get rid of the reggae tracks, which I think they do poorly (nothing against reggae itself), and you have yourself a winner.
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From 04/12/2012 22:03
'Intro' is amazingness.

The rest is also enjoyable.
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