Music For A New Society (studio album) by John Cale

Music For A New Society
Music For A New Society by John Cale
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 2,229th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 93 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (348th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,229th)

John Cale bestography

Music For A New Society is ranked 3rd best out of 39 albums by John Cale on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Cale is Paris 1919 which is ranked number 822 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,307.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 93 votes)
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08/10/2020 12:44 Exist-en-ciel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,47577/100
 
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08/09/2020 15:22 TonyF12345  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,10076/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.6/100, a mean average of 78.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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90/100
From 11/30/2016 16:04
A lost masterpiece. Raw, uncompromising and powerful.
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95/100
From 03/14/2015 23:58
Another diamond still to be discovered...
Cale's best alongside with Paris 1919.
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From 08/29/2012 07:13
This is my favourite John Cale album. The sounds are amazing.
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80/100
From 09/27/2009 16:58
A very intense & personal album. I prefer this one above 'Paris 1919' wich is more accessive.
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