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On Fire (album) by Galaxie 500 

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On Fire
On Fire by Galaxie 500 (1989)
Overall rank: 390th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 402 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1989 (5th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (52nd)
Top 500 albums of all time (390th)

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Galaxie 500: On Fire LP Original recording remastered
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Galaxie 500 On Fire - EX vinyl LP album record UK ROUGH146 ROUGH TRADE 1989
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Galaxie 500 bestography

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

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On Fire ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 402 votes)
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90/100
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93/100

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90/100
From Aziraphale 10/08/2017 19:33
Love this album. Unlike anything else i listen to.
Rewards every time.
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From Brad1770 08/25/2017 05:58
The year is 1989 . What was I doing in 1989 ? I was taking copious drugs whilst listening to the likes of Pixies , Material & The Jesus and Mary Chain . I was NOT listening to Galaxy 500 On Fire . Fast forward 28 years & I'm reading another best of list & note this Album has a 97% all time review rating , intreged I had to check it out & from the opening bars of Blue Thunder it was love at first listen & I became utterly & hopelessly hooked . Slow Core , Dream Pop , Shoe Gaze , Indy Pop call it what you may this is one amazing Album & im so glad I found it . Or did it find me ? If you haven't discovered On Fire yet please do
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90/100
From MaurizioMinazzi 08/23/2017 12:23
Love the vibes and the guitar sound, I had to immediately learn how to play Strange, my personal favorite.
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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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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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85/100
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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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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