The Commercial Album (album) by The Residents

The Commercial Album
The Commercial Album by The Residents (1980)
Overall rank: 3,538th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 83 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (70th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (540th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,538th)

The Residents bestography

The Commercial Album is ranked 4th best out of 126 albums by The Residents on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Residents is Not Available which is ranked number 1078 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,663.

The Residents album bestography « Higher ranked (3,077th) This album (3,538th) Lower ranked (4,858th) »
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The Commercial Album track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 77 (10 votes)Comments: 0
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The Commercial Album rankings

The Commercial Album collection

The Commercial Album ratings

Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 83 votes)
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av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
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80/100
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01/11/2020 11:27 Liedzeit  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,19074/100
 
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12/24/2019 13:21 TescoHomeCooking  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 57073/100
 
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09/27/2019 02:15 cronadigallina  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,41564/100
 
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03/20/2019 03:40 Exist-en-ciel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,39877/100
 
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01/31/2019 22:08 Azbest2000  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 60267/100

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).
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This album has a mean average rating of 73.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.4.

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80/100
From Coconut 03/28/2016 21:23
Not suited to everyone's taste but then again it's not supposed to. Quirky, fun and highly satirical try it, you might like it.
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From clockworkfiction3 01/12/2011 20:54
This is definitely the Residents album to start with if you're new to the group. It's a parody of popular music, with 40 "commercial friendly" condensed one minute songs. The songs are all great due to unique arrangements and great sounding synthesizers. Even non-fans should check this one out...it's really an interesting and great listen.
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