Is This Real? (studio album) by Wipers

Is This Real?
Is This Real? by Wipers
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 2,571st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 107 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (53rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (407th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,571st)
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Is This Real? by Wipers ( LTD Vinyl, Oct-2006, Jackpot Records / JPR82801
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Wipers Is This Real? CD Sub Pop 1993 alien boy ep sp190b greg sage nirvana seatt
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Wipers bestography

Is This Real? is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by Wipers on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wipers is Youth Of America which is ranked number 1231 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,482.

Wipers album bestography « Higher ranked (1,231st) This album (2,571st) Lower ranked (2,663rd) »
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Is This Real? track list

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Is This Real? ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 107 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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From 04/17/2020 22:14
Cool record. “Up Front” and “D-7” stand out to me.
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From 02/13/2020 18:27
Extremely underrated. Wipers debut album is a gem with killer punk anthems. A bit darker and definitely more sentimental than the rest of the punk tradition at the time of its release. Greg Sage shows his first skills as composer and guitarist and presents the sketches of a sound that he will later developed with Youth of America.
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From 12/10/2018 02:33
Not enough to set it apart from a lot of the other post-punk being made at the time. Fun but not great.
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From 12/18/2010 08:08
Yes, this is Real and this is Excellent ! simply one of the best albums of the 80s
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Making Movies by Dire Straits
9. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
12. Pretenders by Pretenders
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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