In The Flat Field (album) by Bauhaus

In The Flat Field
In The Flat Field by Bauhaus
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,172nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 211 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (177th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,172nd)

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In The Flat Field is ranked as the best album by Bauhaus.

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In The Flat Field 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: 
79/100 (from 211 votes)
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5 days ago facu-janssen  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,35775/100
 
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07/01/2020 07:05 21CentyrY  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2685/100
 
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06/09/2020 16:24 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,63058/100
 
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06/04/2020 22:12 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,85082/100
 
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05/29/2020 10:14 Dingerbell  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,15162/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 04/05/2019 02:58
Striking debut album from an influential band. The sound is omnious and hypnotic. Best tracks for me are Double Dare, The Title Track and Stigmata Martyr.
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80/100
From 12/03/2015 06:10
Like all Bauhaus albums (imho), the songs are hit or miss. "Stigmata Martyr" is an untouchable gother-than-sin masterpiece, and "In the Flat Field" and "Double Dare" are up there too. But then there are tracks like "Dive" that you just have to suffer through. I admire Bauhaus for their adventurousness, but they're at their best when their funkier ambitions slip into background.
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95/100
From 05/24/2015 00:17
Good debut album from Bauhaus. Dark, gloomy, and abrasive. Stigmata Martyr has got to be the best track from this album
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70/100
From 11/24/2014 23:11
Was not expecting this. Much more jagged and abrasive than I thought it would be. Very good though, it brings back much of the aggression about punk that post punk had left behind.
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From 10/19/2014 00:11
Up there with anything joy division ever produced!
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From 10/02/2014 21:42
Small Talk Stinks is unbearable, however Stigmata Martyr makes up for it though.
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From 03/17/2013 19:32


Weird bunch of sounds and odd arrangements add together to make something listenable. Like coming from the storm after your car has broken into what you think is a haunted house. While the elements are worse than a scare, you find it is he home of an eccentric and dark band. They are playing the basement. Good stuff. Remember to check out 'Bela Lugosi's Dead' as well. I really liked that song but it isn't on here.
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