Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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 16, 2011
    80
    Classic thrash gets proper remastering for 25th birthday. [Sept. 2011, p. 123]
  4. 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]
  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.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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 onPeace 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! Full Review »
  2. Mar 22, 2015
    10
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  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 rawThis 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 clichĂ©. Though I am not particularly fond of this album its definitely one of their stronger records. Full Review »