Damaged (studio album) by Black Flag

Damaged by Black Flag
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 862nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 488 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1981 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (133rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (862nd)
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 488 votes)
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06/15/2024 17:29 thepardunk  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,61071/100
 
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Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 74.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.

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60/100
From 10/19/2022 23:47
The guitars on here are pretty good but everything else feels a bit weak in comparison to the better punk releases there have been. The vocal is poor in my opinion and doesn't portray the anger and aggression punk should have very well. The drum work is pretty standard as well but does provide some good moments that back up the guitar work which is the real highlight. The guitar work is so raw, and it feels electric on every track it shows up on. It really saves this album from being average and gives it the drive and passion it needs to be a punk album. Only a few songs grab you also with most tracks feeling like filler and just mediocre musically. Overall, worth a listen for the guitar work alone but this isn't anything special and the rest of the performances are pretty weak.
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75/100
From 08/31/2022 07:33
Raw, hardcore, pure punk rock, definitely pushing the limits at its time. Some tracks grew on me during the second listen.
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85/100
From 04/12/2022 07:06
I definitely love Greg Ginns guitar work more than Henry Rollins vocals, but this is one of the best examples of anger+depression in music. Depression is my favorite from here but Gimme Gimme is another personal favorite.
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75/100
From 01/20/2022 05:34
A great example of a punk record that exerts facetiousness and rightfully takes the piss out of a lot bullshit. Slightly heavy-handed at times, but it pairs nicely with the heavy guitars. This record is still being misinterpreted as mindless, party drivel by college frat boys to this day.
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5/100
From 12/02/2021 14:06
useless garbage should be admired for how awful it is. u.s. punk
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From 05/30/2019 19:15
Favorite tracks: Spray Paint, TV Party

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From 01/20/2018 15:34
Can't say I loved it, but it wasn't long enough to feel too badly about it either.
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30/100
From 06/22/2017 02:21
I've never been more convinced I didn't like something after giving it 3 listens. It's even worse than punk. Somehow it got more childish, more outputting, less mature, and even less musically interesting than its predecessors in it's genre who it's not even worth my time to fully type out. Not for me!
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70/100
From 04/14/2016 22:06
Great bass tone. Sounds a bit like a RAT or something on the bass fuzz.

Getting drunk and smashing a mirror.
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90/100
From 02/05/2016 20:40
Angry, raw, emotional, and even funny. Will leave you with a bloody nose, but intense admiration for the work.
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