The Boomtown Rats Ireland

The best album credited to The Boomtown Rats is The Fine Art Of Surfacing which is ranked number 4,356 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 323.

The Boomtown Rats is ranked number 1,694 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 773.

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THE BOOMTOWN RATS A Tonic For The Troops Vinyl Record Album LP Ensign 1978 Rock
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The Boomtown Rats The Fine Art Of Surfacing LP Columbia 1979 1st USA Press M-!!!
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The Boomtown Rats best albums

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

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1979
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323
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1978
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209
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1977
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148
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1981
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39
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1982
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27
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2020
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16
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1984
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7
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1987
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4
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Total albums: 8. Page 1 of 1

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

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1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 3 0%
1980s 4 0%
1990s 0 0%
2000s 0 0%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 7 88%
Yes 1 13%

The Boomtown Rats 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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1.
Rating: 86 (23 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album A Tonic For The Troops)
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Rating: 86 (47 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
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Rating: 81 (22 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
5.
Rating: 80 (16 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album A Tonic For The Troops)
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Rating: 79 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
7.
Rating: 79 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
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Rating: 78 (3 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album In The Long Grass)
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Rating: 78 (6 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mondo Bongo)
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Rating: 78 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Boomtown Rats)
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Rating: 78 (10 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Boomtown Rats)
14.
Rating: 78 (7 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Boomtown Rats)
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Rating: 78 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
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Rating: 78 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
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Rating: 78 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album A Tonic For The Troops)
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Rating: 77 (4 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Mondo Bongo)
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Rating: 77 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album The Fine Art Of Surfacing)
N.B. Tracks must have received at least 3 ratings to appear in the above list.

The Boomtown Rats ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 13 votes)
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This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 75.6/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 8.5.

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The first album is the best, by a long way. After the first album they started listening to critics, schoolboy error.....
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Smart, witty, catchy songwriting, like a new wave/punk Rolling Stones. Fine Art of Surfacing is a must-own album of the late 70s.
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From 01/08/2012 01:20
Excellent band! One of the best to come out of Dublin IMO, better than U2. Poppy enough, they bridged the gap between punk and new wave.
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