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The best album credited to The Residents is Not Available which is ranked number 1,244 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,446.

The Residents is ranked number 409 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 4,706.

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Native Boundaries Presents: Residents & Friends
The Viper Room, West Hollywood, United States. United States
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The Residents - Dog Stab! Tour
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The Residents best albums

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

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1978
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1974
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787
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144
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2002
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97
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77
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Total albums: 129. Page 1 of 13

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

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 10 0%
1980s 24 0%
1990s 20 0%
2000s 41 0%
2010s 33 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 95 74%
Yes 34 26%
Live? Albums %
No 126 98%
Yes 3 2%

The Residents 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: 84 (40 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Not Available)
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Rating: 84 (38 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Not Available)
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Rating: 83 (11 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Eskimo)
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Rating: 83 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Not Available)
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Rating: 81 (30 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Not Available)
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Rating: 80 (27 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Not Available)
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Rating: 80 (8 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Eskimo)
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Rating: 80 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Duck Stab / Buster & Glen)
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Rating: 79 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Meet The Residents)
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Rating: 79 (10 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Eskimo)
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Rating: 78 (4 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Duck Stab)
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Rating: 77 (5 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Third Reich 'N Roll)
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Rating: 77 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Meet The Residents)
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Rating: 77 (6 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Commercial Album)
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Rating: 77 (9 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Duck Stab / Buster & Glen)
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Rating: 77 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Duck Stab / Buster & Glen)
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Rating: 77 (5 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Commercial Album)
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Rating: 77 (10 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Commercial Album)
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Rating: 77 (10 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Duck Stab / Buster & Glen)
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Rating: 77 (8 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Commercial Album)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Residents ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 32 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 2% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 82.7/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.2/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 18.9.

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From 02/27/2020 18:55
Treat carefully, ALL their releases are addictive, if you dont like it or get it at first, turn it off, and try it again when you are in a compeltely different mood, works for me each time !
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From 02/19/2018 04:11
I must have a problem... oh well
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From 08/08/2012 06:07
Being scared shtless has never been so funny
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From 11/30/2011 11:48
Phychotherapy music from shy old-loonies to bloody "Buy or Die" freaks. We all weirdos love this stuff.
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From 08/14/2010 17:29
Pop music lacks this sort of adventurers. Stimulating, and very funny, which is elegant.
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From 05/13/2009 03:38
i feel despondently unqualified to be the first to comment on this band. but no one else has done it. i haven't heard even one tenth of their amazing output, and i daresay 98 out of 100 people have never heard of them much less taken the plunge and listened. but know this: take experimental avante garde electronica mixed with devil worship and wrap it in rock's most notorious case of mass anonymity, and you've got the residents. nobody knows their names, or what their faces look like. four eyeballs in tophats. top that.
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