Damaged (studio album) by Black Flag

Damaged by Black Flag
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 845th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 456 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1981 (9th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (125th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (845th)
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BLACK FLAG DAMAGED vinyl 1984 SST-007 Hardcore Punk Euc Htf
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Black Flag - Damaged CD (1988, SST Records) EX Disc. Classic Punk Album
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 456 votes)
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05/08/2022 03:37 DanRoma47  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 46582/100
 
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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 76.2/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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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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80/100
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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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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60/100
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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From 02/03/2016 18:58
One of the best hardcore punk albums ever. Angry, aggressive, and noisy. Black Flag at their best.
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90/100
From 01/11/2016 19:02
Classic punk album, and one of the definitive documents of the 80s hardcore scene. The guitar tone is among the greatest (as well as angriest & nastiest) in all of punk rock.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
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11. Deceit by This Heat
12. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
13. Youth Of America by Wipers
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
16. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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