A Tonic For The Troops (studio album) by The Boomtown Rats

A Tonic For The Troops by The Boomtown Rats
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 5,845th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 29 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1978 (108th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (996th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,845th)
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The Boomtown Rats bestography

A Tonic For The Troops is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by The Boomtown Rats on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Boomtown Rats is The Fine Art Of Surfacing which is ranked number 3960 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 356.

The Boomtown Rats album bestography « Higher ranked (3,960th) This album (5,845th) Lower ranked (7,699th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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A Tonic For The Troops ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 29 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 13% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 73.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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From 12/12/2018 16:03
She's So Modern and Rat Trap are the highlights on this one.
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