Master Of Puppets (studio album) by Metallica

Master Of Puppets by Metallica
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 105th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,756 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1986 (2nd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (13th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (105th)
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Master Of Puppets is ranked as the best album by Metallica.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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83/100 (from 1,756 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 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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From 05/28/2023 07:45
Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin are much more interesting 🤘🏻😎
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From 01/21/2023 11:57
Thrash metal masterpiece. I love this album start to finish although I personally prefer Ride The Lightning in terms of quality they're almost equal. Album starts with very intense Battery, then we have masterful song about addiction - Master Of Puppets which takes you through a downward spiral of addict's life, guitar on this track really intensifies lyrical content. The Thing That Should Not Be has dark atmosphere and heavy riffs throughout. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) is one of the more lyrically great tracks on album and is followed by probably the most underrated Metallica track - Disposable Heroes, which depicts war like a never-ending torture and slaughter, which is intensified by instrumental that does not give listener any break from the fast machine gun barking. Then we have quite good Leper Messiah, phenomenal instrumental - Orion and Damage Inc. is ending the album in such intense way that it deserves.
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90/100
From 08/31/2022 03:43
Solid album
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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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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
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
11. EVOL by Sonic Youth
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
14. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
15. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
16. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
17. Atomizer by Big Black
18. Invisible Touch by Genesis
19. Your Funeral... My Trial by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
20. True Blue by Madonna
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