Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? [25th Anniversary Special Edition] Image
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  • Band members: Dave Mustaine, Chris Poland, David Ellefson
  • Summary: The 1968 album for the heavy metal band led by Dave Mustaine is reissued with remastered tracks and a live show recorded in 1987.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 2, 2011
    90
    Arguably Megadeth's strongest effort and a classic of early thrash, Peace Sells combines punkish political awareness with a dark, threatening, typically heavy metal world-view, preoccupied with evil, the occult, and the like.
  2. Aug 2, 2011
    87
    This reissue of Peace Sells, celebrating a quarter century of Megadeth's second but first truly great album, is probably more a sop to those diehards than anything else, but if it turns one curious party into a convert then it's worth it, even in this time of bald cash-grab reissue ugliness.
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    80
    Worth the price of admission for the Brilliant My Last Words alone, this remains a fascinating portrait of the artist as angry young man positioned on metal's sharpest cutting edge. [9 Jul 2011, p. 52]
  4. Aug 16, 2011
    80
    Classic thrash gets proper remastering for 25th birthday. [Sept. 2011, p. 123]
  5. Aug 2, 2011
    60
    While the songs on Peace Sells… hold up exceptionally well to this day, what the "special edition" fans were so looking forward to is nowhere near as special as it should have been.
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  1. Aug 18, 2011
    10
    Peace sells is an album that will forever stand the test of time and the 25th anniversary remaster pounds with ferocity. Ellefson's bass on devil's island will pound your skull and will wanna make you rattle your head! Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2013
    9
    This anniversary edition of peace sells is fantastic. Its a great opportunity for new fans, or fans that didnt get a chance to pick up the original, or the 2004 remaster, and includes an excellent live cd, that helps define early megadeth, with their live onslaught and attack. But first regarding the album, each and every song still holds up very well today, and as an album, its one of those rare instances where every song is good. my only gripe, is that a few of the songs are in the same key, so a few songs sound similair, but thats only from first glance, and after a few listens and getting more fimiliar with this album, this goes away. some of Daves best work, like wake up dead, peace sells, good mourning... black friday, and the master piece, my last words, are all on this album, and remastered, to sound crisp, vintage, and better than ever. the live concert included in this 2 disk collection, is a show at the Phantasy Theater, and the exciting aspect of this album, is that all of the songs are played much faster live, rather than on the album. im serious, some of the songs are almost 2 times faster, its truly thrash metal at its finest, and is a great concert. This album has held up very well, and its always a good time blasting this or the live album, wether its in a car, at home, or on an ipod. I definitely reccomend this album to any metal fan, this is the definitive version of this album. Expand
  3. Jan 11, 2014
    6
    This is considered by some to be Megadeth's best album, some prefer the polished Rust in Peace (such as myself) whilst others prefer the raw punk feel of this record. Personally, I disliked this album because, well to put it bluntly, its boring. There is nothing interesting on the album and the songs are all typical thrash pieces with some lyrical mumbo-jumbo about the occult or death or whatever; its just such a cliché. Though I am not particularly fond of this album its definitely one of their stronger records. Expand