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The Chameleons United Kingdom 

The best album by The Chameleons is Script Of The Bridge which is ranked number 788 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2,837.

The Chameleons is ranked number 467 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,359.

Members who like this artist also like: The Smiths, Metallica and Joy Division.

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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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Script Of The BridgeUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1983Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1983:11Rank Score:2,837
Rank in 1980s125Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  79/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Strange TimesUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1986Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1986:29Rank Score:955
Rank in 1980s330Overall Rank:2,024
Average Rating:  77/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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What Does Anything Mean? BasicallyUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1985Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1985:41Rank Score:504
Rank in 1980s535Overall Rank:3,307
Average Rating:  77/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Why Call It Anything?United Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:2001Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 2001:506Rank Score:43
Rank in 2000s5,680Overall Rank:20,977
Average Rating:  74/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Tony Fletcher Walked On Water.... La La La La La - La La - La - LaUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1990Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1990:505Rank Score:15
Rank in 1990s6,250Overall Rank:31,963
Average Rating:  72/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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United Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:1993Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1993:927Rank Score:3
Rank in 1990s10,115Overall Rank:54,545
Average Rating:  76/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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This Never Ending NowUnited Kingdom The Chameleons
Year of Release:2002Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 2002:1,381Rank Score:3
Rank in 2000s15,018Overall Rank:59,842
Average Rating:  74/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 467

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 best tracks

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1.Second Skin
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 85/100 (34 votes)
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2.Soul In Isolation
(from the album Strange Times)
 83/100 (16 votes)
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3.Up The Down Escalator
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 83/100 (27 votes)
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4.Monkeyland
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 83/100 (30 votes)
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5.Swamp Thing
(from the album Strange Times)
 83/100 (19 votes)
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6.Tears
(from the album Strange Times)
 83/100 (14 votes)
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7.Don't Fall
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 82/100 (33 votes)
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8.View From A Hill
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 82/100 (24 votes)
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9.Paper Tigers
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 81/100 (25 votes)
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10.Caution
(from the album Strange Times)
 81/100 (14 votes)
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11.Thursday's Child
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 81/100 (23 votes)
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12.Pleasure And Pain
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 81/100 (26 votes)
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13.Silence Sea And Sky
(from the album What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
 80/100 (10 votes)
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14.Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 80/100 (23 votes)
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15.Childhood
(from the album Strange Times)
 80/100 (13 votes)
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16.In Answer
(from the album Strange Times)
 80/100 (13 votes)
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17.Time/The End Of Time
(from the album Strange Times)
 80/100 (12 votes)
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18.Less Than Human
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 80/100 (21 votes)
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19.Here Today
(from the album Script Of The Bridge)
 79/100 (26 votes)
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20.Singing Rule Britannia
(from the album What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
 79/100 (9 votes)
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The Chameleons ratings

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76/100 (from 20 votes)
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From Secondsoul 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 vesander 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 Hayden 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 cartoken 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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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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