Special Beat Service (studio album) by The Beat

Special Beat Service by The Beat
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 6,613th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 42 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (115th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,012th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,613th)
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The Beat bestography

Special Beat Service is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by The Beat on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beat is I Just Can't Stop It which is ranked number 1671 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,037.

The Beat album bestography « Higher ranked (1,671st) This album (6,613th) Lower ranked (16,256th) »
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 42 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 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.2.

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This has always been one of my favorite ska albums and its top two songs received significant airplay on MTV (I confess / save it for later). Surprised this album isn't ranked higher
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