Entertainment! Album

Gang of Four

About Entertainment!

Entertainment! is the debut album by English post-punk band Gang of Four, released in September 1979. The album was released on EMI in the UK and on Warner Bros. in the US. Stylistically, it draws heavily on punk rock but also incorporates the influence of funk, dance music, reggae and dub. Its lyrics and artwork reflected the band's left-wing political concerns. It would be an influential release in the burgeoning post-punk movement. The album was ranked at No. 5 among the top "Albums of the Year" for 1979 by NME. In 2012, the album was ranked No. 483 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In March 2005, Q magazine placed the track "At Home He's a Tourist" at No. 52 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. As of 2009, Entertainment! has sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK. In 2004, Pitchfork listed Entertainment! as the eighth best album of the 1970s. 


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1979

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