Hallowed Ground (studio album) by Violent Femmes

Hallowed Ground
Hallowed Ground by Violent Femmes
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 2,188th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 134 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1984 (37th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (347th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,188th)
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Violent Femmes bestography

Hallowed Ground is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Violent Femmes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Violent Femmes is Violent Femmes which is ranked number 199 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,650.

Violent Femmes album bestography « Higher ranked (199th) This album (2,188th) Lower ranked (11,196th) »
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 134 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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95/100
From 04/10/2019 20:21
I stood right up in the heart of hell and proclaimed this album a second masterpiece by VF. While some listeners may be turned off by the over religious overtones of some of the songs, I found the music to be eclectic, apoplectic, eccentric, energetic, and affecting. I disagree with previous rater Brad1770 about the quality of "Black Girls", it's one of my favorites. I think musically this a far more diverse than their debut, and it creates an atmosphere ripe for repeated plays and discussions.
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55/100
From 09/15/2018 07:32
'Hallowed Ground' was the first Violent Femmes anything I ever heard , the guy across the street played me "Country Death Song" and it freaked me the fuck out , I found it creepy and scary all in equal measures & it left a lasting negative Violent Femmes impression on me for many years to come

But time heals all wounds and I would eventually grow to love their debut and enjoy 'Hallowed Ground'

Religious righteousness withstanding there's some superb tracks to be discovered here - "Country Death Song" , "Never Tell" and "Hallowed Ground" . My biggest complaint with 'Hallowed Ground' is the weak 3 track closer in "Sweet Misery Blues" , the awful "Black Girls" and "It's Gonna Rain"

Over all its good but far from great

55 Christian Rocks Out Of 100
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80/100
From 09/15/2017 07:26
Undeniably American record, varying in sounds from country to gospel and what sounds like a saxophone grinding through a cajun meat factory. More theatrical delivery than the debut, Gano immerses himself in the emotion surrounding the tales of the characters. Extremely dark opener and the epic Never Tell are the highlights for me, but I get a kick out of the whole thing.
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70/100
From 11/21/2016 00:57
Geez... is Country Death Song ever grim...
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From 08/13/2016 06:47
Excellent album, another master piece in the Violent Femmes Discography. Thourghly enjoyable would 100% reccomend!
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80/100
From 11/23/2015 04:27
Good album, love the artwork... it's not as good as Blind leading the naked tough. Never tell and couple of other songs are really great.
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90/100
From 04/18/2015 20:43
If it weren't for the last three tracks, slightly worse than the others, this would be one of the best.
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From 01/01/2015 19:05
Country Death Song is the best song they ever gave a microphone nightmares over. Despite only hearing the two albums there is so much I like about this band.
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From 10/30/2014 09:49
Some really irritating songs on this album , but it's brilliant
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From 04/06/2013 14:30
Country Death Song really reminds me of Bob Dylan's song The Ballad Of Hollis Brown.
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