Bad Brains (studio album) by Bad Brains

Bad Brains
Bad Brains by Bad Brains
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,031st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 247 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1982 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (151st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,031st)
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Bad Brains is ranked as the best album by Bad Brains.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 247 votes)
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02/18/2021 03:27 Ajdavis16  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 77974/100
 
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01/28/2021 14:42 Wallerand  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,74882/100

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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 77.0/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.9.

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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 01/17/2017 20:51
A mix of a could-be-great Punk and a could-be-great Reggae.
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70/100
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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95/100
From 03/15/2016 18:15
Best punk album of all time.
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100/100
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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From 03/12/2011 05:24
Want something different? Here you go. Bad Brains is a former jazz & fusion band made up of African American Rastafarians who love reggae and fast punk. The album was originally released on cassette only, reissued in 1996 with a bonus track. It's the fastest, most well played punk you'll ever hear...and then on the next track, it's smooth mellow reggae that's as good as any American band has ever played it. It takes a couple of listens to get your head around it, but it's a powerful and amazing album. Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys calls it the best punk/hardcore album of all time. Dave Grohl says that Bad Brains is the best band he's ever seen live. The influence of this album is huge, and it's maybe the most important punk album ever made in America.
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From 12/05/2009 13:23
Adam Yauch would agree with the best hardcore label. I would too, but the Dead Kennedy's I think have the title. It's close, and the reggae in this album is really good too.
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