Dead Ringer (studio album) by Meat Loaf

Dead Ringer by Meat Loaf
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 14,784th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Dead Ringer is ranked 3rd best out of 18 albums by Meat Loaf on

The best album by Meat Loaf is Bat Out Of Hell which is ranked number 573 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,253.

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From 10/23/2021 21:17
Well it's not great. Whereas "Bat Out Of Hell" was rock opera, this is more opera than rock. Almost all the songs are lyrically negative and depressing, and the music reflects that. One sad ballad would be OK, but half the album feels like a depressing dirge rather than a rock album. The rockin' single "Dead Ringer For Love" is the best song here, and it's alright, but it doesn't even fit with the rest of the album. "Nocturnal Pleasures" is a goofy but funny leftover that seems more appropriate for Steinman's own Peter Pan themed album released this same year. Even the thoroughly mediocre "Blind Before I Stop" album is better than this one.
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From 10/22/2017 23:08
This album is exhausting.
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From 01/10/2013 00:12
What could've been the second Bat Out of Hell. If it's not that, it's a good spin-off.
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