Foxbase Alpha (studio album) by Saint Etienne

Foxbase Alpha by Saint Etienne
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 2,529th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 111 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (463rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,529th)
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Foxbase Alpha is ranked as the best album by Saint Etienne.

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Foxbase Alpha track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 111 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.9/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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70/100
From 07/20/2019 18:02
Favorite Songs:Only Love Can Break Your Heart, London Belongs To Me
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From 02/07/2019 18:05
St. Etienne is an English pop band that I find quite original and interesting. The name of the band comes from the football club "AS Saint-Etienne", a French club that I know cause I'm French. The debut album of Saint-Etienne is their best album. "Foxbase Alpha" really offers beautiful melodies and catchy rhythms. The piano is really catchy and dance club in this album. Good work!

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Best track: "Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
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From 02/07/2019 15:18
I love Saint Etienne: their melodicism, accessibility, danceability, cleverness, cool passion and taste. And their impeccable album discography starts with this classy debut.
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From 11/09/2017 00:54
Chiilled out dance music that veers into pop and more ambient territory with soothing vocals, percussion loops and some samples from british TV shows and 1960s films strangely form an intoxicating portrait of britain in general. "Foxbase Alpha" is cohesive and flows exceptionally well, it's a great debut from Saint Etienne that shows a lot of promise.
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From 10/15/2011 06:10
A modern classic... enough to give you the warm fluffies!
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From 12/18/2009 01:21
Goes from terrible to brilliant to terrible to brilliant again. Surprised its only in one chart too. This ones usually bigged up as a modern classic
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