The Meadowlands (studio album) by The Wrens

The Meadowlands by The Wrens
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 1,237th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 214 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2003 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (198th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,237th)
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The Meadowlands is ranked as the best album by The Wrens.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 214 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 79.5/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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80/100
From 08/02/2018 00:20
Wow it beggars belief that an album as good as this one currently sits at # 972 on the BEA Over Chart as per August 2018 whilst garbage like The Rolling Stones 'Aftermath' sits inside the top 500

Where to begin with this album ? Wire to wire its superb from the unconventional opening salvo of "The House That Guilt Built" into the wonderful "Happy" and "She Sends Kisses" there isn't a weak or filler moment here

Favourite lyrics are from track 11 "Everyone Choose Sides" which sums up this album perfectly"

'Thirteen grand
A year in the Meadowlands
Bored and rural-poor , Lord, at 35 , right?
I am the best seventeen-year old ever'

Oh and the wait for The Wrens next album continues into 2018 , now at 15 years and counting giving Tool a run for their album wait money

'The Meadow-lands' is essential Indi Rock

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100/100
From 09/15/2015 03:19
I give this album 100 stars. It was seamless and beautiful. Words can't express how good this album sounded. The best I ever heard in my life.
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From 02/13/2014 08:38
Each song stands out on its own, yet, as a whole the record simply becomes enormous. I don't know which song is my favorite, because there are so many, but I have a favorite lyric, which is a perfect closer for this comment.

"I’m a footnote at best… I envy who comes next"
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100/100
From 01/08/2014 18:04
I completely and utterly love this album. If I could marry an album, I would totally marry this. It's like every song is the best pop song you've ever heard, and they're all together in one album. Choosing a favourite track on this is impossible, so my favourite is Happy, She Sends Kisses, This Boy Is Exhausted, Hopeless, Boys, You Won't and Everyone Choose Sides. That's not to say the other songs aren't fantastic, because they are. And underrated gem that even I think I underrate.
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From 12/31/2013 21:17
Incredible
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85/100
From 12/29/2013 22:49
Incredibly atmospheric album, which has an excellent blend of music and lyrics.
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From 11/15/2013 09:59
I really wanted to like this album because of the band's history, and enigmas surrounding them, but I just ended up feeling 'meh' on this thing.
The instrumentation is good, but not spectacular, their sound is not even that original, but most of all I couldn't bare the lead singer's voice; it's numbing because it's so ordinary and boring. But hey, this is not an overall bad record, the first and the last track are amazing, maybe I just like The Wrens more when they're downbeat? I'll try to give it a few more listens and see what happens.
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75/100
From 08/18/2013 18:58
Songs for the emo version of the high school girl on the cover of If You're Feeling Sinister.
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From 07/13/2013 14:30
One of the saddest albums I've listened. We can all relate in some way or another.
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