Deceit (studio album) by This Heat

Deceit by This Heat
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 983rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 204 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (145th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (983rd)
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Deceit is ranked as the best album by This Heat.

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Deceit track list

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 204 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 80.6/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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100/100
From 08/28/2021 18:06
WHERE HAS THIS BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE?!?!
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75/100
From 08/02/2021 12:46
Innovative, experimental, strange and still holds up to this day! Really like that they don't stick to a genre and just go wherever the album takes them. Standout tracks for me are 'Sleep', 'S.P.Q.R' and 'Shrinkwrap' - also just to mention that 'Hi Baku Shyo (Suffer Bomb Disease)' is one of the most unsettling songs I've heard, a very apt end to a great album!
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70/100
From 12/07/2020 16:56
A weird and unique album. It requires multiple listens to do it justice.
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85/100
From 11/30/2020 02:43
Great outing from a strange, short-lived band. Love Paper hats and makeshift swahili
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95/100
From 05/10/2020 19:23
Incredibly well done experimental/avant-garde/post-punk(?) record. This is what I imagine Sun City Girls wishes they sounded like.
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90/100
From 01/10/2020 14:27
Unconventional and refuses to adhere to any one genre. This album is haunted and I love it.

Favorite tracks: Paper Hats, Makeshift Swahili, A New Kind of Water
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90/100
From 05/20/2016 01:37
Great album all the way through. I'm not usually a fan of really artsy experimental stuff, but this is just amazing. I really enjoy the lyrics, anti-consumerist political commentary without being overbearing. Everything on here sounds interesting and enjoyable while still pushing boundaries. Even without considering its notable influence on other alternative bands, this album is an absolute classic.
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90/100
From 08/09/2015 02:56
Post-punk masterpiece
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45/100
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From 10/14/2013 10:12
Experimental, clever, fresh, unpredictable and interesting.
the guitars sound haunting and the drums works wonders.
oh, and it's criminally underrated.
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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
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