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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 79.2/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.
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Glad to know I'm not the only one who consider this album as an underrated masterpiece. Howard Devoto envisioned a unique sound right in the middle of the punk glorious days and delivered with his band one of the first statements of post punk. A circus atmosphere makes me feel the album as a true performance on stage although this is a studio album.
If I have to encourage you to listen to one song only, please give "Burst" a chance. It sounds like a dark and intimate post punk act by Ziggy Stardust. My favourite in the album closely followed by "My Tulpa" and "Shot by Both Sides"
Favorite Tracks:Shot By Both Sides, Burst, The Great Beautician In The Sky
This is in my top 100, a truly unique album.
Ex Buzzcock's frontman Howard Devoto hires a punk guitarist, prog keyboardist and funky bassist then adds his own idiosyncratic vocals to create something that really shouldn't work - but actually still sounds great today.
I liked this more than I expected. Definitely some weaker songs, but very solid as a debut.
Nice, it's a little bit funky but that's what makes it good
Very enduring album.
Under-appreciated classic. Deserves to be as beloved as "Chairs Missing"
Brilliant and underrated album. I think they would have been more popular if the lyrics hadnt been so obscure and Howard Devoto's voice and singing style is not to everyones taste. So many great songs on this album but Motorcade is probably the best.
Brilliant album, Burst, Definite Gaze, and Parade in particular are standout tunes.
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