Gentlemen Take Polaroids (studio album) by Japan

Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Gentlemen Take Polaroids by Japan
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 4,467th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 79 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (85th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (680th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,467th)
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Japan bestography

Gentlemen Take Polaroids is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Japan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Japan is Tin Drum which is ranked number 2098 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 784.

Japan album bestography « Higher ranked (2,098th) This album (4,467th) Lower ranked (7,685th) »
Tin DrumGentlemen Take PolaroidsQuiet Life

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Gentlemen Take Polaroids 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: 
76/100 (from 79 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.2/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.6.

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75/100
From 07/03/2016 12:49
The second best Japan album after, quiet life. It's dark and atmospheric and recorded when the band were at their peak. Great early eighties sounds.
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From 10/14/2011 02:52
I had the biggest crush imaginable on David Sylvian in my distant youth. I bought this album after I saw them on TOTP. I really love it. It was so different from anything else at the time and I love every track on the album (especially 'Nightporter' and 'Taking Islands in Africa').
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From 09/26/2009 19:29
I think this is their best. It's a consistent album with the freshness of their 'adolescent' years. Best track: 'Taking islands in Africa'.
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