Deceit (studio album) by This Heat

Deceit by This Heat
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 968th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 227 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (146th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (968th)
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Deceit is ranked as the best album by This Heat.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 227 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 79.7/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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65/100
From 08/30/2022 09:35
Weird and unique - definitely, byt for me not very enjoyable. Sometimes it hits, sometimes not.
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70/100
From 07/11/2022 09:32
This record really stands out for its innovation and its experimentation, making it one of the more enjoyable listens I have had recently. The music is such a mixed bag and you really have no idea where they might be going to next. They don't stick to a single genre and they really have an edge to them that sets them apart. This is best demonstrated on the tracks Sleep, Cenotaph and Makeshift Swahili. There is a lot of fun to be had on this record and it is very difficult to get bored while listening. However, the release is very up and down and sometimes the quality does dip quite a lot. They seem to go through moments where this experimental nature just flows through them naturally and other times it feels blocked or like they have lost their way. It does feel confused at times as well and like they had no grand plan for the record as they didn't really know what it was. Overall, a very unique and interesting listen that is a load of fun to explore as it stands out against other releases.
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55/100
From 01/19/2022 08:10
Insane stuff, Not for your pleasure listen.
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95/100
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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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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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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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
5. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
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8. Dare by The Human League
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