Underwater Moonlight (album) by The Soft Boys

Underwater Moonlight
Underwater Moonlight by The Soft Boys
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,604th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 177 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (251st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,604th)
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The Soft Boys bestography

Underwater Moonlight is ranked as the best album by The Soft Boys.

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Underwater Moonlight track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 177 votes)
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03/31/2020 07:44 TheKing  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,44475/100
 
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03/28/2020 11:22 DanielU  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,44677/100
 
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02/29/2020 10:18 videoheadcleaner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7,93879/100
 
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01/10/2020 20:43 BoxFL  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,76851/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.4.

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65/100
From 02/17/2018 20:36
Rabbits.

Favorite tracks: I Wanna Destroy You, Insanely Jealous

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85/100
From 11/04/2017 04:38
Best Tracks: I Wanna Destroy You, Tonight
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55/100
From 03/12/2014 16:25
never heard of it. now i was really surprised about the qualitiy of this record. as loveless said: growing stronger with every track. there are just 2 or 3 weaker songs - the rest is good or very good stuff.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 02/15/2014 00:57
The missing link between #1 Record and Tim.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 08/28/2013 12:48
Well I was a bit sceptical the first couple of tracks, but then it just kept getting better (and more interesting) track by track. Will be replaying this.
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From 07/30/2013 04:21
What Outlaw said.

Refreshing, daring and fun. Everything can be heard in this, Dylan, Television, Syd Barret, The Fall, 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks.

Perfect Album, every track has something new.
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From 03/17/2013 19:00
Brilliant, refreshing, daring and fun. It is enjoyment put on a silver disc! Something I am happy to let into my life, I'll be sure to write more later.
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95/100
From 05/21/2012 08:54
Hard not to love this one...silly and beautiful masterpiece of subversive pop
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75/100
From 03/19/2011 22:38
Released in 1980, 'Underwater Moonlight' is an album that has stood the test of time remarkably well and still sounds fresh and inventive. Reminscent of the work of Television and Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd, the band manage to straddle the early new-wave of the former and the psychedlic whimsy of the latter with the discordant fragmented blues of Beefheart to produce a distinctive and accomplished music. The band could arguably be said to have invented the '80s 'paisley' movement.
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