Entertainment!

Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1979 Ratings: #14 / 127
User Score
Based on 485 ratings
1979 Ratings: #9
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
Subversive records of any ilk don't get any stronger, influential, or exciting than this.
95
Pitchfork

Emotionally ... Entertainment! is a brick. Like a black hole, no romanticism escapes it.

90
Sputnikmusic
Although Gang Of Four managed to make a debut album this damn good, it would be unreasonable to say the least to expect other bands to do it as well.
90
Rolling Stone

On their combative, compulsively dance-y 1979 debut album, Entertainment!, Gill's fractured rhythm guitar shreds chords and roars anti-solos as Allen's funk bass supplies melody and Burnham rocks steady.

BradTasteMusic
93

One of the catchiest post-punk albums I have ever heard

Pickle
85

Dance and punk were considered as polar opposites in the 70s, yet sound stellar when put together. Gang of Four’s debut is punchy, fun and entertaining in every way possible, not to mention the singer’s British accent complements so well with the music.

Toasterqueen12
56

Number: 45

Gang of Four? More like GANG OF BORE! Idk, I recognized…something here but it never clicked with me. It just felt like all potential was locked away by the prison of punk cliches.

spacelessvoid
90

What a groovy sorta-politically charged album 😋

97

QUITE POSSIBLY THE CATCHIEST ALBUM EVER MADE!!! It's imposible to listen to this record without moving. I fucking love it so much!!!!!

majimatashima
95

bir önceki incelememde en sevdiğim müzik türünün caz olduğunu söylemiştim. ama bu müzik türlerini genelden alırsak doğru olan bir durum olur. spesifik bir tür vermemi istiyorsanız bu yüksek ihtimalle post punk olurdu. bu albümün de default post punk albümü olduğunu düşünüyorum. bu hafta da bu albümü incelemek istedim işte. yine ilk önce kapaktan başlıyorum. renklerin tonundan ... read more

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Track List

 

  1. Ether
  2. Natural's Not in It
  3. Not Great Men
  4. Damaged Goods
  5. Return the Gift
  6. Guns Before Butter
  7. I Found That Essence Rare
  8. Glass
  9. Contract
  10. At Home He's a Tourist
  11. 5.45
  12. Anthrax

 

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Added on: April 5, 2013