Broken Bells (studio album) by Broken Bells

Broken Bells
Broken Bells by Broken Bells
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-03-09
Overall rank: 1,267th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 374 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2010 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (185th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,267th)

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Broken Bells is ranked as the best album by Broken Bells.

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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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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 374 votes)
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09/12/2020 16:30 buzzdainer  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,83680/100
 
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 73.9/100, a mean average of 73.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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80/100
From 09/24/2018 13:33
A patchy record. Some good bits but other bits sound like a Bowie wannabe.
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85/100
From 06/04/2016 05:15
I remember hearing "The High Road" and "The Ghost Inside" 6 years ago and liking them. Although, I never really gave the album a fair shot until recently. Needless to say, I enjoyed it a lot. Underrated album on this site for sure.
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90/100
From 05/14/2016 00:31
I think this is made great by Danger Mouse's inventiveness, but James Mercer is also really great, right?
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From 09/20/2015 22:36
wow
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85/100
From 09/13/2015 03:39
I think this is actually in the better half of James Mercer releases, with only Chutes and Wincing being better.
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From 11/28/2014 09:22
A Ghost Inside and The Mall & Misery are two of my favorite songs James Mercer has ever done. The album sounds nice but really fails to go anywhere exciting. I enjoy it as nice background music to drive to.
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From 05/30/2014 20:41
James Mercer is without a doubt one of the best songwriters around today. Songs like Sailing To Nowhere are almost criminally catchy.
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85/100
From 02/26/2014 14:49
Another important album that probably gets more credit from me than deserved because it was one of the first great albums released during the year of my reinvention of my taste in music.
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From 12/30/2013 17:56
Great album!
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85/100
From 01/13/2013 16:03
Revisited Broken Bells recently, when I was going through a whole Danger Mouse walkthrough thing. I think it's actually aging pretty well. My initial opinion a couple of years ago was that despite my wanting to be attached to it, it really has a case of the wallpaper and the samey wameys and I eventually just moved on. So I came back just now and there's actually a lot to pull from this record. It's mainly agreed that The High Road was a top tier song. The Ghost Inside is almost a throwback to Demon Days era Gorillaz. Finally, the closing two songs work so well together and seems to have been the seed to his later LP Rome. Still a lot of filler I suppose, but I liked it again enough to bump it up a few places.
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