On Fire (studio album) by Galaxie 500

On Fire by Galaxie 500
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 391st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 544 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1989 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (51st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (391st)
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On Fire is ranked as the best album by Galaxie 500.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 544 votes)
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06/18/2022 15:58 angryandy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,17273/100
 
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06/04/2022 19:35 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,45953/100
 
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05/05/2022 06:49 Peppa  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,52569/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.8/100, a mean average of 80.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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85/100
From 03/30/2022 10:05
whoa, my new favorite band
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55/100
From 09/20/2021 19:49
Horrid vocals, amateurish guitar playing, monotonous rhythms, yet somehow pulls through with some euphoric moments, even if On Fire is largely uninteresting. Maybe I'll get slowcore at some point, but for right now it just seems like pointless drivel to me.
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85/100
From 04/08/2021 22:19
Que álbum impressionante! Lindas camadas de som e distorção!
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50/100
From 04/08/2021 14:26
"Hey, can you strike your guitar on the one, the second off-beat, and the fourth beat"

"For this song?"

"No, the whole album"

"Sure, can you then sing like someone is choking you"

"For this song?"

"No, the whole album"

"I'm sure glad we're not repetitive and bland like the hip hop and pop that posers listen to nowadays"

Wasn't surprised to find out they were American. It clarified a lot rather.
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70/100
From 01/27/2021 18:11
I've come to appreciate it more in the course of time, but it still hasn't clicked.
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40/100
From 04/16/2020 20:58
Give me all the unhelpfuls you like, but I don't see the appeal of this. All songs sound exactly the same to me. Simple hazy chord progressions with somewhat pleasant guitar soloing over a slow beat with little to no dynamism. No hate intended, just my opinion.
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From 06/19/2019 08:48
SamAndreas (who previously commented) is either a racist or suffering from internalised racism. No need to bring up skin colour.
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90/100
From 05/05/2018 01:09
Dear SamAndreas

(1) The fact you've never heard of Galaxy 500 and this album shows your complete ignorance right there and completely shred's any semblance of credibility you may have had as a VETERAN 14 Day Member

(2) I thought I'd check out your best Albums List to see how amazing it must be ...... oh wait you don't have one

(3) Your R.E.M comment ? Huh ? That just doesn't make sense my friend & I'm not going to waste my time defending it its so ridiculous

Kind regards
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From 04/25/2018 22:43
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From 10/08/2017 19:33
Love this album. Unlike anything else i listen to.
Rewards every time.
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