Mind Bomb (studio album) by The The

Mind Bomb by The The
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 2,903rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 108 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1989 (42nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (454th)
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Mind Bomb is ranked 3rd best out of 10 albums by The The on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The The is Soul Mining which is ranked number 998 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,870.

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This album is rated in the top 12% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.5/100, a mean average of 74.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.7.

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From 01/04/2020 22:15
Easily the best album by The The. Matt Johnson manages to be all apocalyptic and political on songs like Armageddon Days, makes social comment on the single The Beaten Generation and then gets all personal and intense on August and September and the mighty Gravitate To Me. My friend Sarah at school used to call him Matt " the God " Johnson. I wouldn't go that far but this album is a real good showcase for his talent. One of the better albums of the 80's. And its themes are still relevant today.
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From 10/06/2018 16:23
Quite possibly Matt Johnson's best and probably most accessible record featuring the minor hit, The beat(en) generation. Very good album.
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From 07/04/2018 19:14
Matt Johnson celebrates the end of the eighties with a set of intense songs about God, love and war - none of which would work at all well on the X-factor.
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From 03/29/2018 03:13
I have always been a big fan of The The, but for some reason I always looked over this album. One night I decided to listen to this and realize for what it really is-a dark, brooding masterpiece with lustful, atheist, emotional, and thought-provoking lyrics. The only problem with this album is that The Beat(en) Generation sounds totally out of place on this album, still not a bad song. Another masterpiece by Matt Johnson.
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From 10/28/2014 13:52
Armageddon Days is a great song
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From 05/25/2010 14:55
I'm confused as to what to think of this album. It has a couple of really good moments and then a bunch of really cheesy moments.... It's like, hard to decide.
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