Killing Joke (album) by Killing Joke

Killing Joke
Killing Joke by Killing Joke
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,985th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 155 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (316th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,985th)

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Killing Joke is ranked as the best album by Killing Joke.

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Killing Joke track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 83 (32 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 80 (27 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 79 (22 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 81 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (21 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 155 votes)
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06/25/2020 14:31 Maxence  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,61062/100
 
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06/17/2020 04:01 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,85082/100
 
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05/29/2020 15:41 Gilpow  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21580/100
 
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05/29/2020 15:41 Dingerbell  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,15162/100
 
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05/13/2020 18:34 Hinkuvinku  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,84177/100

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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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80/100
From 12/16/2018 17:30
Disagree with the notion of this being overrated, if anything, its severely underrated! Great bass and drum grooves, jangly and jagged guitars, late 70s post-punk vocal delivery, borderline post-hardcore at times, punky yet melodic. I'm hearing Cure, Gang Of Four, Wire, and Television influences off the bat... With only 2 comments and 133 ratings (before mine) and ranked at 43rd of 1980, 324th of the 80s, and 1999th all time respectively, this album is highly underrated in my opinion.
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From 01/08/2015 06:21
This is the ablum that started industrial rock (and from which Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Soundgarden got their badass sound). That's a pretty monumental achievement. It's rough and brusque, relentlessly so. One of the most underrated works on this site.
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From 10/25/2014 13:54
Legendary album. Inspired a huge number of Post-Punk bands and Heavy Metal bands, especially with songs like "Requiem".
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