The Chameleons United Kingdom

The best album credited to The Chameleons is Script Of The Bridge which is ranked number 782 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,406.

The Chameleons is ranked number 504 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 3,658.

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Strange Times by The Chameleons UK (CD, Aug-1993, Geffen). MINT!!
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The Chameleons best albums

The following albums by The Chameleons are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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1983
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Total albums: 9. Page 1 of 1

This may not be a complete discography for The Chameleons.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 Chameleons bestography composition

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1930s 0 0%
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1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 0 0%
1980s 3 0%
1990s 4 0%
2000s 2 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 8 89%
Yes 1 11%

The Chameleons 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: 86 (65 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 85 (60 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 84 (36 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Strange Times)
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Rating: 84 (64 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 84 (54 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 84 (27 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Strange Times)
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Rating: 84 (50 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 83 (49 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 82 (45 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 82 (21 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Strange Times)
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Rating: 82 (46 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 81 (49 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 80 (51 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 80 (20 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Strange Times)
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Rating: 80 (47 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
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Rating: 80 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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The Chameleons ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 27 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 3% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.8.

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From 06/29/2021 02:05
Yeah, In Shreds is great but the overall sound is too melancholic and Echo & The Bunnymen-ish for me. Overlooked? Yes, but also a bit dated.
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From 08/08/2020 17:49
What an amazing band, if you enjoy post-punk you should really add them to your listening list. Two tracks I see missing here in the top tracks listing are In Shreds and Nostalgia. In Shreds is Mark's favorite record. Also, Paradiso is absent from top tracks for some reason?
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From 08/08/2020 17:43
What an amazing band, if you enjoy post-punk you should really add them to your listening list. Two tracks I see missing here in the top tracks listing are In Shreds and Nostalgia. In Shreds is Mark's favorite record. Also, Paradiso is absent from top tracks for some reason?
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From 12/04/2012 15:20
They were the greatest band ever. Why they were never as successful as The Smiths and Stone Roses totally escapes me. So many bands around today were influenced by The Chameleons - Interpol, Editors, The Horrors,etc.
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From 08/17/2012 22:04
The Chameleons sit right alongside Kitchens of Distinction and The Call as amazing great bands of the 1980's that somehow got totally overlooked by almost everyone. Luckily a few discerning fans and critics took notice. Hopefully more people can find out about them after the fact.
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From 07/16/2011 00:54
Like a mixture of the Cure & Joy Division...Maybe with a little bit more in there too. Great band, highly underrated.
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From 06/30/2011 21:17
so strange that such a good band is so much unknown, they deserve as much recognition as Joy Division at least.
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From 10/22/2010 18:43
I'm going to have to listen to them then.
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From 10/22/2010 18:44
The most inciteful critics have long considered The Chameleons one of the greatest bands. Sorry to be an intellectual snob, but most people doing these "rankings" often employ slapdash and ill-conceived criteria, and have little capacity to understand the timeless brilliance of Script of the Bridge, Strange Times, and What Does Anything Mean, Basically. The Chameleons have influenced the likes of Oasis, Radiohead, Interpol, and are praised by New Order, The Smiths, The Fall and other Manchesterians. Get a clue..
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