"I've got nothing left, It's kind of wonderful, 'Cause there's nothing they can take away"

- Broken Bells
 

On Fire (album) by Galaxie 500 

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On Fire
On Fire by Galaxie 500 (1989)
Overall rank: 371st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 360 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1989 (5th)
Top 50 albums of the 1980s (50th)
Top 500 albums of all time (371st)

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Galaxie 500 bestography

On Fire is ranked as the best album by Galaxie 500.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 360 votes)
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90/100
05/14/2017 01:26
79/100
 
60/100
05/02/2017 05:41
71/100
 
80/100
04/30/2017 19:00
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85/100
04/25/2017 03:14
89/100

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From misc 11/14/2016 09:20
Are people familiar with the cover of "Ceremony" on this album? Can't recommend it enough.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD5l30Rhs60
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Rating:  
80/100
From NoeSSS 07/17/2016 05:44
Full shoegaze!!!
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80/100
From Cojo7 04/12/2016 20:20
The vocals take a lot of getting used to, but this is a very competent dream pop/ shoegaze album. The highlight is When Will You Come Home, in my opinion.
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From Imaybeparanoid 12/22/2015 19:34
Such an amazing album, a little shoegaze masterpiece.
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From PsychologistHD 08/09/2015 15:03
"Slow music is the best because slow music makes you sad, and sad is the only way to be."

-HS
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85/100
From arthur237 11/19/2014 13:12
the simplicity of this album is astounding. half the album uses very similar chord patterns but the result is a stunning piece of work. best tracks 'tell me' and 'another day'
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From andyw110183 07/15/2014 09:09
Simply breathtaking piece of work. Time to update chart :)
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85/100
From Rounder89 05/25/2014 22:36
When I saw this ranked #2 in a shoe gaze top 100 with, Loveless, number 1 I figured this would be worth listening to and it surely was. Clearly worthy of that title of one of the best shoe gaze albums of all time and a pleasure to listen to.
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From Wat 02/26/2013 01:59
It took a while for me to get into it, but once you fall in love with this record, there's no turning back.
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From tonagamu 02/16/2013 09:05
Isn't It A Pity is a damn good song...

This album is a strange experience, the guitars generally sound fantastic, but the vocals can REALLY throw you off if you're not ready for FLAT high notes. Somehow it doesn't steal from the experience for me, however.

LOOK AT MY BLUE THUNDER!
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