The Gay Parade (studio album) by of Montreal

The Gay Parade
The Gay Parade by of Montreal
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 3,717th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 64 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1999 (58th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (671st)
Award Best albums of all time (3,717th)

of Montreal bestography

The Gay Parade is ranked 5th best out of 26 albums by of Montreal on

The best album by of Montreal is Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? which is ranked number 469 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,153.

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76/100 (from 64 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 75.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.6.

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From 03/09/2015 14:36
It's fun and enjoyable and all... but it's also sort of annoying, isn't it? Those buzzing voices or flutes or horns or what it is!
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From 09/24/2014 14:05
A great album to lighten up the mood. Most of the songs are silly but infectiously catchy, never dragging too much to be bothersome. It doesn't have a hit, a song I'd name fantastic, but it doesn't have any weak song either

Best songs: Old Familiar Way, Nickee Coco, Neat Little Domestic Life, Tulip Baroo
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From 01/05/2014 21:17
Pretty good album
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From 12/24/2013 02:13
It's just amazing. It flows from one track to the next, it has a concept yet is still really accesible and each track had a terrific character story.
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From 05/15/2009 17:50
If you just added the album, it should automatically show up in a day or two, along with release date.
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From 05/15/2009 03:58
How can you add the picture for the album?
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