A Secret Wish (studio album) by Propaganda (DE)

A Secret Wish by Propaganda (DE)
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 2,845th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 77 votes)
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PROPAGANDA - A secret wish 12" Vinyl LP 1st West German 1/1 Press NM VINYL
Condition: Used

Propaganda A Secret Wish LP 1985 Original Press Island 90288-1 Vinyl is VG+
Condition: Used

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78/100 (from 77 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.8/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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From 01/22/2024 23:45
One of the most underrated albums ever; A Secret Wish is simply a masterpiece. Highlights of the album are "The Murder Of Love", "Duel", "P-Machinery", and "Dr Mabuse".
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From 01/01/2016 17:54
Quality synth album from the early 80's that I still listen to today. Shame this was the only true studio album from this line-up as Claudia Brucken vocals take it to a higher level (the later 1,2,3,4 had a different vocalist and is just not the same). Sorry For Laughing (should have been a single), Duel and The Chase stand out from an album of strong tracks (although the first three are perhaps the weakest its all relative). Enjoy it!
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From 09/28/2015 11:29
Still up to date!
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From 01/02/2012 23:39
A Secret Wish clanks and stomps with every futuristic pulse of it's Teutonic heartbeat, an album that manages to be both doomily romantic and Wagnerian (prime exponent being Dr Mabuse) - it also features a great cover of Josef K's 'Sorry for Laughing'.
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