Cosmic Thing (studio album) by The B-52's

Cosmic Thing
Cosmic Thing by The B-52's
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 1,897th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 170 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1989 (26th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (301st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,897th)
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The B-52s - Cosmic Thing (CD - Reprise Records 1989)
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The B-52's two CD lot Cosmic Thing(1989) and Good Stuff (1992) Reprise (CD2)
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Time left: 1h 54m 16s
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The B-52's ‎– Cosmic Thing - CD (C1131)
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The B-52's bestography

Cosmic Thing is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by The B-52's on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The B-52's is The B-52's which is ranked number 853 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,208.

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Cosmic Thing 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: 
74/100 (from 170 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.1/100, a mean average of 73.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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From 01/15/2019 03:17
I prefer their earlier albums but this is a great album. What makes it a slight miss is that the songs that aren't good are not worth playing. Roam is the best of the 5 songs I listen to
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From 05/28/2017 21:24
Love Shack is one of my least favourite B52's tracks, Roam one of their best, and that sums this album up for me. A few too many tracks that are shown up a litte too much by the best of the others - Roam, Dry Country - still a decent listen though.
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From 04/26/2016 06:42
I decent, summer album. Check out the two part harmonies with the female singers.
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From 01/22/2015 03:30
Massive comeback, but still a little inconsistent. Stick with a compilation or their debut.
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90/100
From 08/08/2013 02:19
Right as everyone wrote them off as dead after Ricky Wilson's death and the subsequent failure of the underrated "Bouncing Off The Satellites", they came back bigger than ever. I am partial to the earlier records and admit that "Love Shack" isn't one of my fave B-52's songs but as a whole a very solid album that deserves to be known for more than that one overplayed hit.
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From 04/29/2012 14:19
Solid album
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From 06/15/2011 23:54
Not anywhere near as much fun as the early albums. When the people throwing the party start sounding old, it's time to find a new and better one.
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