Thought For Food (studio album) by The Books

Thought For Food by The Books
Year: 2002
Overall rank: 5,113th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 103 votes)
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Time left: 17h 59m 29s
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The Books : Thought for Food CD Remastered Album (2016)
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Thought For Food is ranked 3rd best out of 6 albums by The Books on

The best album by The Books is The Lemon Of Pink which is ranked number 1792 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 954.

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From 01/04/2013 06:15
How could there be no comments for this underground classic?!? This record is something that if you are ready to dive in to it will take you to whole other worlds! It's a new genre that these dudes created in general, but especially here on their debut. Just listen to it and be ready to be impressed.
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