💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Master Of Puppets

Achtung Baby scores 6.73 which is better than some had feared

Position Album Rating
1 Spirit Of Eden 9.06
2 Homogenic 8.97
3 Didn’t It Rain 8.80
3 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven 8.80
5 Hounds Of Love 8.79
6 Illmatic 8.70
7 A Love Supreme 8.52
8 It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back 8.51
9 Endtroducing…. 8.51
10 Marquee Moon 8.47
11 The Sophtware Slump 8.45
12 Spiderland 8.44
13 Untrue 8.43
14 Kid A 8.41
15 Low 8.36
16 Illinois 8.34
17 Loveless 8.24
18 Pet Sounds 8.22
19 69 Love Songs 7.99
20 Mezzanine 7.98
21 100 Broken Windows 7.97
22 Tago Mago 7.92
23 Turn On The Bright Lights 7.91
24 Ys 7.83
25 The Blue Album 7.71
26 Siamese Dream 7.64
27 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 7.54
28 It’s A Shame About Ray 7.52
29 Like A Prayer 7.46
30 Is This It 7.40
31 1989 6.80
32 Achtung Baby 6.73
33 Definitely Maybe 5.90

Time for some metal at last, we have Metallica - Master Of Puppets this week. Let’s see how this goes


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Best track:

  • Battery
  • Master Of Puppets
  • The Thing That Should Not Be
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Disposable Heroes
  • Leper Messiah
  • Orion
  • Damage, Inc.

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Next week’s album:

  • The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
  • James Brown - Live At The Apollo
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  • The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico

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Fuck what a choice

probably the best metal album. 10. might put it on now in fact.


Can’t argue with this. One of the best albums of all time.
I already listened to it this morning and it still rips.



For me it’s the best thrash album ever and probably the best metal album too. Hadnt given it much attention for years but in the last few months I’ve been playing it almost constantly. Every song is pretty much perfect - I know it’s not objectively the best one but I’ve gone for Disposable Heroes. It doesn’t seem to get much love but I think it’s brilliant, and has one of the best most memorable intros ever.


The were 23! when they wrote MoP :open_mouth:


If it’s not perfect it’s bloody close. Can’t be faulted in any way.


A classic of the genre

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A legend of the field


I don’t like it


Gave a 666

I think Reign in Blood is a better Thrash album but MoP is the better album.


Huge album that I loved as a kid. I know this thread is about the album, but here’s a live version of Master of Puppets the song (with some To Live is To Die introducing it) as I think it highlights both the melodic ability and the sheer energy and ferocity of the band’s music at this point in their career.

…and also here’s something carried over from one of the latest tangents on the HGATR Iron Maiden thread:


I only dug it out again after all the debates on here! I was big into Metallica and Anthrax at the time (and Nuclear Assault and Sacred Reich and other brilliant bands, errrm…) but never listened to Reign In Bloodbecause of all the Satanic silliness - I rectified that after “that” thread and it IS incredible (better than Among The Living, sorry boys).


I will be interested to see if I get converted. The Black Album is the only Metallica album I’ve spent any time with. I liked the 4 or 5 good pop tracks.

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This is a style of music I think it’s safe to say isn’t for me, and I thought this was laughably poor on the one occasion I listened to it. It’s not as bad as Slayer but that’s probably the only thing going for it.

(@UncleRetrospective keeps coming out all guns firing with bad opinions and low scores for stuff I really like in HGATR threads, so the above post is in the interest of ensuring balance… :wink:)


I am not a metaller 99% of the time but come on, this is perfect.


Points off for the cover (silly).
Easily in the top 10 metal albums of all time

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