Alopecia (album) by Why?

Alopecia
Alopecia by Why? (2008)
Release date: 2008-03-11
Overall rank: 2,905th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 62 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2008 (50th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (565th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,905th)
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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 62 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 14% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 75.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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70/100
From gloriousgoo 02/07/2019 22:41
Thoroughly enjoyable. I had never heard of these guys before so this came as a complete surprise to me, if you're in the same boat, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Fantastic release.
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From flash400 03/29/2014 16:20
I give it two thumbs up!
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From ptaylor1989 01/23/2013 21:29
I waited until my Secret Santa recipient could enjoy this before I added it to my chart and I thoroughly missed it. This album is the best album I've heard from the indie underground.
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From paladisiac 12/02/2011 20:57
why? is one of those freaky artists that is pretty unclassifiable, i guess mostly part indie pop, part hip-hop. "Alopecia", the falling apart of a man (by the folicle), starts off "i'm not a ladies man, i'm a land-mine" in "the vowels, part 2", and so starts the falling apart of the narrator ending in the deceptively catchy "cheery A, cheery E, cheery I, cheeriO, cheery U". . It's like he's writing and reading anything and everything into his journal "reading Puerto Rican porno" and "blowing kisses to disinterested bitches" on "Good Friday" with another deceptively catchy lyrical hook (which is common on "Alopecia"). There's a lot of death and dead-or-alive rotting from "the smell of our still human bodies gas" on "These Few Presidents" (with the poetically universal sentiment "even though i haven't seen you in years, yours is a funeral i'd fly to from anywhere") to the opening stanza on "the hollows" (possible best track) to "song of the sad assassin" which begins "we lifted the body from the water like a gown" and ends "billy the kid did what he did and he died". There's a complicated bluntness of the human condition and mortality that you'll miss if you're too busy humming along.

I highly recommend this if you're into TV on the radio, beastie boys, and of course artists like cloudDEAD and 13&God. This is the album where Why? transitioned from hip-hop to more "indie pop" and more conventional song structures.
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