Youth Of America (studio album) by Wipers

Youth Of America by Wipers
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,052nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 197 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (161st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,052nd)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 197 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.5/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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90/100
From 04/12/2022 19:03
Amazing guitar sound and passionate vocals. The two long and mostly instrumental songs are the best part and while the rest of the songs are great too, Youth of America and When its Over overshine them.
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From 07/20/2021 18:03
Fucking brutal. Fucking Awesome
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From 06/14/2021 16:22
I really wasn't expecting this after listening to Is This Real? obsessively for about 4 months. Everything about this album is a dramatic shift. The production, as murky as it is, is absolutely great and extending their songs by twice or even five times in length really works for them, not everyone can just do that.
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From 12/28/2017 12:44
Just discovered this lost gem. Cheap to buy on vinyl from the original band!!
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From 09/27/2017 17:37
Just discovered this. Awesome!!
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From 01/11/2016 19:00
Underrated on this site. Great album, with outstanding guitar work. "When It's Over" is a masterpiece.
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From 02/03/2013 22:14
correction: this album is not excellent.... it's PERFECT !
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From 09/27/2012 14:00
A little forgotten album but great guitar playing
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90/100
From 02/24/2012 22:07
Great album. Glad I found it. Made it to my 80's chart on first listen. Guitar work is amazing here, probably the major highlight. No Fair & Youth Of America are my top picks (but overall, 6 great songs)
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From 08/20/2010 01:05
the guitars in this album are simply incredible ! excellent
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Deceit by This Heat
12. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
13. Youth Of America by Wipers
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
16. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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