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Mesopotamia (album) by The B-52's 

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Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia by The B-52's (1982)
Overall rank: 11,834th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 17 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1982 (186th)
Top albums of the 1980s (1,782nd)
Best albums of all time (11,834th)

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The B-52's bestography

Mesopotamia is ranked 8th best out of 14 albums by The B-52's on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The B-52's is The B-52's which is ranked number 703 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,388.

The B-52's album bestography « Higher ranked (11,089th) This album (11,834th) Lower ranked (21,488th) »
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From larryrrr 07/31/2017 22:49
I wish this album got the adulation it deserves, because it's really the most rousing music the B-52s made. I think it helped to have David Byrne in the studio with his unique and probably rather strict conceptual standards. The way "Mesopatamia" and "Cake" build and take you from A to Z is something the B-52s hadn't accomplished except in "Give Me Back Your Man." The other songs just have an amazing, rich sound. Timeless record. ... I bought it when I was in junior high school, I think, and at the time I was disappointed because I thought it didn't have enough of the old B-52s humor. But this was the album that stuck with me over time. It's one for the grownups.
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From Rich150 05/27/2017 20:36
From the almost strained vocals on track one this album I find disappointing, it just shows that bringing two class acts together doesn't always make a class combination.
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From nf0603 08/25/2013 00:35
Ridiculously underrated. Produced by David Byrne at the height of Talking Heads' power, Mesopotamia is the most unique thing The B-52's ever put out. They've had stronger albums as a whole but its still a strong album. In Cake, Cindy and Kate's lyrics make baking a cake way too sensual for words.
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