Peter Gabriel IV (studio album) by Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel IV
Peter Gabriel IV by Peter Gabriel
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 1,038th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 284 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 (1,038th)

Peter Gabriel bestography

Peter Gabriel IV is ranked 3rd best out of 23 albums by Peter Gabriel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Peter Gabriel is So which is ranked number 271 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,328.

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Peter Gabriel IV track list

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 284 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 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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From 06/09/2020 18:26
Not bad!
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From 06/05/2016 12:25
Otherwise known as, security, Peter Gabriel's fourth album sees him expanding his sound and embracing more world music textures. Some excellent tracks in, San Jacinto, shock the monkey, and, wallflower, which is probably my favourite song on the LP. Some beautiful moments here. Another superb Peter Gabriel album.
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From 09/16/2012 21:07
An album that works in its entirety not just reliant on a few great songs. Gabriel broke new ground in the 80s with the integration of African musical influences with mainstream western rock & pop and this album is where he did it best. Special mentions to Rhythm of the heat and Wallfower, but it is the sublime San Jacinto that is the stand out song. Beautiful.
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From 01/16/2012 19:54
A lot of what you'll find on "So" you'll find on this album. It expresses gabriel's viewpoint on african and native american themes.
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From 03/23/2010 20:24
This is my favorite Peter Gabriel album..amazing, really like "Rhythm of the Heat" and "I have the touch". Thought that it was called "Security" (Geffen 2011). IMO, an overlooked album.
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