Absolutely is the 1980 second album from the British ska band Madness. The album reached number 2 in the UK album charts.
Absolutely spawned some of the band’s biggest hits, most notably “Baggy Trousers”, which peaked at number 3 in the UK and spent more than four months in the singles chart. “Embarrassment” reached number 4, and the instrumental “The Return of the Los Palmas 7” climbed to number 7. Although the album reviews were generally less enthusiastic than those of One Step Beyond…, they were mostly positive.
In 2009 and 2010, Madness re-released their back catalogue of studio albums up to and including 1999’s Wonderful with a bonus CD and extra tracks. The re-release of Absolutely has seven bonus tracks plus an additional CD featuring a 1980 concert recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon.
In a 2020 interview with GQ magazine, Lee Thompson said it was his favourite Madness album.