Master Of Puppets (studio album) by Metallica

Master Of Puppets by Metallica
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 109th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,661 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1986 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (14th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (109th)
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83/100 (from 1,661 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.3/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.5.

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90/100
From 07/20/2022 14:41
What an incredible album this is! The emotion and power that is driven across to the listener is mesmerising and the sheer talent on display is fantastic. The energy never slows throughout the whole record and it is extremely powerful and can so easily dominate you. This is mainly due to the instrumental performances we get which are just astounding. The highlight of this is the guitar work with the incredible riffs and phenomenal solos we get on tracks like Battery, Orion and of course Master Of Puppets with this being the best song on the album. It is 8 minutes of pure energy and emotion that stuns me every time I listen to it both in the context of the album and outside of it. Then there is the drum work which is brilliantly frantic yet controlled at the same time and make all songs pack that extra punch behind them. I am also a massive fan of the vocal work on this record and it is one of the best metal voices I have ever heard. However, for me I do have to be in a certain mood to listen to an hour worth of metal music as it is difficult to keep up with the intensity. Also, the second half isn't as memorable as the first and it does feel a little bit slower in comparison. Overall, this is one of, if not the best, metal album ever made and it is a must listen for any music fan regardless of whether you like the genre or not.
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From 07/02/2022 00:35
Not quite as good as Ride the Lightning, but man is it close. The title track is one of my favorite songs of all time.
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95/100
From 06/10/2022 10:20
The greatest metal album ever made, period.
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85/100
From 02/07/2022 14:58
Metallicaa rulez,
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80/100
From 01/14/2022 14:51
While I’m not really into metal, I can appreciate the complex musicianship and diversity of songwriting styles. Score gets dragged down by the clichéd, overgrown adolescent lyrics.
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From 11/13/2021 22:11
Perfect album, Master Of Puppets is masterpiece song
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75/100
From 11/09/2021 02:01
Good album with excellent instrumental. Unfortunately I'm not a huge metal head.
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From 10/17/2021 11:59
Muy buen disco aunque sigo prefiriendo el ride. El sonido del master se me hace muy duro. Tiene grandísimas canciones.
Las mejores: Master oficial puppets, Welcome home y Orión.
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From 02/12/2021 00:13
It's really hard to identify with Metal once you grow up.
Many people force it or establish some kind of religious connection with the genre.
Never have I ever met someone who never heard metal when they were young and start to listen to it.
That said it doesn't get me for the heavy thing or aggressiveness but as an interesting musical treaty with overdriven guitars.
So if the raw power doesnt do the trick for you there's still something left to appreciate.
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95/100
From 01/16/2021 03:34
Just as good as ride the lightning, but without any filler tracks (escape)
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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
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17. True Blue by Madonna
18. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
19. Atomizer by Big Black
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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