Whammy! (studio album) by The B-52's

Whammy! by The B-52's
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 10,051st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 65 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1983 (132nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,455th)
Award Best albums of all time (10,051st)
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The B-52's - Whammy! - Warner Bros 23819-2 [CD]
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Whammy! by The B-52s (CD, Feb-1989, Warner Bros., Very Good cond.)
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THE B-52'S WHAMMY SPLATTER COLOR VINYL LP 40TH ANNIV LIMITED EDITION SEALED MINT
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Whammy! is ranked 6th best out of 15 albums by The B-52's on BestEverAlbums.com.

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 65 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.6/100, a mean average of 70.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 05/27/2017 20:04
Not as eccentric as the earlier albums but pretty consistant and still quirky. More of a taste for what was to come and still well worth a listen, tracks 6,7 and 8 not as good as the others though.
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The bridge between the earlier party records and the latter albums like Bouncing Off The Satellites and Cosmic Thing where they were going in a slightly more serious vein. Underrated and I think people write the album off unfairly because of the heavy synthesizer usage here, but hey it was 1983, what do you expect?
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