Test (studio album) by The Microphones

Test by The Microphones
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 39,062nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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72/100 (from 12 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1998 (710th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (6,699th)
Award Best albums of all time (39,062nd)
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Test is ranked 7th best out of 14 albums by The Microphones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Microphones is The Glow Pt. 2 which is ranked number 180 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 10,259.

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Although Tests is the first full length release by the Microphones it's a terrible starting point for exploring their material, but fans will find a lot to like on this record. The album really lives up to its name with almost all songs having unconventional structures and it makes for a record that's magnificent as often as it's unbearable. Tracks like Pre-Amp and Feedback love are great and Oh Anna stands with the best of the band's work, but even as a fan of Danse Manatee I find Monsters almost completely unlistenable. A great listen for fans but newcomers should go straight to the Glow pt 2.
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