The B-52's United States

The best album credited to The B-52's is The B-52's which is ranked number 866 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,177.

The B-52's is ranked number 425 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,532.

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The B-52's best albums

The following albums by The B-52's are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1979
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1989
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Total albums: 15. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for The B-52's.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

The B-52's bestography composition

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1970s 1 0%
1980s 6 0%
1990s 5 0%
2000s 1 0%
2010s 2 0%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 11 73%
Yes 4 27%

The B-52's best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 88 (137 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album The B-52's)
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Rating: 85 (90 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The B-52's)
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Rating: 84 (79 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Cosmic Thing)
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Rating: 84 (53 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Cosmic Thing)
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Rating: 84 (75 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The B-52's)
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Rating: 83 (72 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The B-52's)
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Rating: 82 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Wild Planet)
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Rating: 81 (65 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The B-52's)
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Rating: 80 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The B-52's)
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Rating: 79 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Cosmic Thing)
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Rating: 79 (8 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 79 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 79 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Good Stuff)
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Rating: 78 (24 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Cosmic Thing)
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Rating: 78 (9 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mesopotamia)
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The B-52's ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 41 votes)
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This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 74.7/100, a mean average of 72.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.6/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 19.0.

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From 12/16/2018 02:27
Often fun, but very hard to take serious. They have their place, but it's not a big one.
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From 06/20/2016 14:07
The band are named after an aeroplane, other bands named after aeroplanes are U2 and The Blue Aeroplanes
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From 01/22/2015 03:29
Fun fun fun... Creative, danceable mess. Sometimes gets a little trite, but if you stick with the gems you're good.
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From 04/29/2012 17:10
Wild Planet was for me their best album alongside their debut album
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From 07/14/2011 04:18
THE B-52's, COSMIC THING, and...yes...BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES are the three must-haves of this group. Kate and Cindy are two girls that can really sing! And Fred? Fred is just so...well..off-beat. This retro-chic new wave surf pop delight is absolutely addictive. From COSMIC THING, be sure to listen to "Channel Z" and "Roam" along with the over-played, but still funky-as-hell, "Love Shack." From the debut, check out "Planet Claire," "52 Girls," "Lava," and (no surprise here) "Rock Lobster" (the song that actually made use of the same types of crazy noises that Yoko made 10 years earlier). Also, do NOT dismiss BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES! "Summer of Love," "Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland," "Wig," "Theme for a Nude Beach," "Detour Through Your Mind," "Housework,"...damn...that album, which is aften overlooked because of the the tragedy surrounding it, is filled to the brim with catchy, poppy, fun, and infectious. Sure, the other two albums are more popular...but this one definitely contains some of their strongest work! I'd recommend it highly for any B-52's fan, new wave fan...or the person that has never listened to the B-52's. BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES is a wonderful introduction to the B-52's and absolutely captures their spirit more than any of their other releases.
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