Meat Puppets II (studio album) by Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 1,007th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 321 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1984 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (150th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,007th)
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 321 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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75/100
From 01/29/2022 08:53
75 / 100 , did not hate this.
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75/100
From 01/03/2022 16:57
very decent country prog grunge mix
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85/100
From 06/23/2021 02:06
The second record from the Meat Puppets (brothers Curt and Kris Kirkwood and drummer Derrick Bostrom) is often the most recognized record from the group, most notably for the three songs Nirvana chose to record on their Unplugged record: Oh Me, Lake of Fire and Plateau. The rest of the tracks here are a mix of hardcore punk, psychedelic instrumental and druggy cowpunk songs.

It is messy, unpolished and definitely not the best place to start for the casual listener. I would recommend their breakthrough record " Too High to Die" or their other 80's albums before this one.

Career Highlight: Lake of Fire
Gems: Oh Me, Plateau, Lost
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90/100
From 07/25/2020 17:54
What a fantastic blend of genres. There's flavors of hardcore punk, country, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, all seamlessly melded together. Meat Puppets are super underrated.
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80/100
From 06/16/2018 17:24
Pretty awesome! Love his hysteric voice, and there are some real gems here. Combining noise and punk and alt rock. Truly before their time.
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From 01/18/2018 01:57
Generally awesome.
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From 01/03/2017 02:29
Favoritas: Lake Of Fire, Lost, Plateau, Oh Me, Climbing
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95/100
From 08/24/2015 22:23
Wonderfully evocative of the Arizona the band grew up in, and insinuating brilliantly the anxious state of Kirkwood's mind. A terrific set of songs, played with passion.
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75/100
From 02/12/2015 04:19
Love it. Such a laidback sound, but a biting tone underneath. Don't prejudge this as stoner-rock.
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From 06/14/2013 08:47
I think some of the tracks are jammed on fast-forward.
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