Modern Music (studio album) by Be-Bop Deluxe
Be-Bop Deluxe bestography
Modern Music is ranked as the best album by Be-Bop Deluxe.
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All 18 charts that this album appears in:
|2020||emptysquares||Top 38 Music Albums of 1976||16/38||3|
|2020||mostlymor||Top 100 Music Albums of 1976||33/100||3|
|2020||vruslov||Top 69 Music Albums of 1976||34/69||3|
|2020||neilgee||Top 100 Music Albums of 1976||28/100||4|
|2020||caseygow||Top 100 Music Albums of 1976||60/100||2|
|2020||jnfbn||Top 100 Music Albums of 1976||92/100||0|
|2020||Steppenwolf666||Top 100 Music Albums of 1976||69/100||2|
|2020||Skerns||Top 85 Music Albums of 1976||20/85||4|
|2020||hahol||Top 100 Greatest Music Albums||71/100||30|
|2018||Rovers||Top 100 Greatest Music Albums||10/100||75|
|2017||hahol||Top 64 Music Albums of 1976||3/64||5|
|2017||authorunknown||Top 47 Music Albums of 1976||31/47||2|
|2016||Rovers||Top 53 Music Albums of 1976||1/53||5|
|2016||hahol||Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s||37/100||13|
|2016||Gazpacho||Top 20 Greatest Music Albums||11/20||26|
|2015||NoisyBeast||More Albums of the 1970s ~ Part I||86/100||-|
|2014||pentapolin||Top 11 Music Albums of 1976||9/11||1|
|2012||Rovers||Top 100 Music Albums of the 1970s||7/100||19|
|Total Charts: The total number of charts that this album has appeared in.||18|
|Total Rank Score: The total rank score.||196|
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.3/100, a mean average of 72.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.1.
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Anyone who doesn't realize how good this album is...well, that's a shame. Of all the great Bebop Deluxe albums, this one is the most cohesive musically and thematically. The guitar work, band, songwriting and lyrics are simply fantastic. Another psychedelic masterpiece.
Guitar virtuoso Bill Nelson and his band Be Bop Deluxe was one of the most exciting acts that emerged in Britain in the middle of the glam rock period of the early 1970s. Stylistically, the group is clearly related to both David Bowie and Cockney Rebel.
In 1976 the group's absolute masterpiece, "Modern Music" was released. This album is definitely the most melodic, with more songs tied together in shorter suites. The album contains no less than fifteen songs which are generally of shorter length than usual. Most of the music is of such high quality that the tracks can easily stand alone outside the context of the album. A lot of songs could be brought forward here. Tracks like "Orphans of Babylon," "Kiss of Light", "Gold at the End of the Rainbow," "Modern Music", "Make the Music Magic," "Forbidden Lovers" and "Down to Terminal Street" are all titles that stand out in the Be Bop Deluxe song catalogue.
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