Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (studio album) by Megadeth

Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 1,031st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 364 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1986 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (157th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,031st)
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Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? is ranked 2nd best out of 24 albums by Megadeth on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Megadeth is Rust In Peace which is ranked number 409 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,666.

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78/100 (from 364 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.

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90/100
From 04/10/2022 19:05
Thrash-metal you can dance to: the album. Its interesting comparing this album with Master of Puppets, the musiancianship here seems much more fluid while Master of Puppets sounds rigid but it also lacks the epic feel of Metallica or Sepultura.
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From 09/01/2021 23:53
My favourite album fo this genre, very good instrumental and vocals.
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85/100
From 12/16/2020 17:34
Pq demorei tanto pra ouvir esse delícia!
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80/100
From 11/21/2020 11:49
Far from my tastes, but it is a genre defining album and my favorite by them. Overall, 80/100.
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From 10/23/2020 07:07
It was purely original metal music when it first came out (still is). It took many listens back in the fall of '86. to fully accept it for what it was. Intrigueing metal style and superior songcraft. Mustaine's vision could only be realized with his own band. Glad he wasn't given a warning or 2nd chance by hetfield and lars.
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80/100
From 09/13/2020 00:53
Great album with some of the best tracks Megadeth produced. Few which are on the also ran category though being less memorable. Overall finding momentum which led to the next album (Rust in Peace') being a trash classic
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From 07/25/2019 22:57
Even if he doesn't seem to realize it to this day, being thrown out of Metallica was undoubtedly the best thing that could have happened to Mustaine, not least because, well, it eventually paved the way for this - a distinctive, punkish, scorching and urgent beast of an album further elevated by prog-minded sequencing, an awesome crank-it-up-right-through-your-eardrums mixing and mastering job (which is also remarkably "wet" for a quality 80's thrash metal record) and some really memorable visual art direction. The A side is particularly impressive and shouldn't be missed by anyone remotely interested in the (sub)genre.
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65/100
From 07/21/2019 23:47
A fun album to listen to, but it doesn't really stick with you and can be a bit too thrash-y at times. The title track and Wake up Dead at least have some good melodies with a great beat to them, but most of the other songs, while fun for the moment, just don't offer much in terms of melody. I Ain't Superstitious and the Conjuring are two other tracks worth mentioning, as they are pretty good, but the rest is just early thrash (meaning that it's relatively tolerable).

Title track is best.
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95/100
From 04/26/2019 16:02
Guitar work on this is second to none!
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From 04/21/2018 15:14
A more consistent album than Rust in Piece, but lacking the huge mountain peaks that that album has, though this album has some fantastic songs. A very important album for thrash metal and heavy metal music in general
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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
14. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
15. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
16. Invisible Touch by Genesis
17. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
18. True Blue by Madonna
19. Atomizer by Big Black
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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