Youth Of America (studio album) by Wipers

Youth Of America by Wipers
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 951st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 227 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (145th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (951st)
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 227 votes)
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06/01/2024 23:13 replacementlevel  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7,22070/100
 
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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 81.0/100, a mean average of 80.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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90/100
From 04/17/2023 00:28
This album left me speechless. It's a rare thing to be left so stunned by a band I've never even heard of. Every single track is unique and sublime, but the 10-minute title track is truly the centerpiece. I'm so glad I stumbled onto Wipers--will definitely be checking out more of their stuff and recommending them to anyone who will listen. It is unfathomable that this was recorded in 1981. The influence of this music spans decades. Jaw-dropping
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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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95/100
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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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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Best Albums of 1981
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