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Odessey And Oracle (album) by The Zombies 

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Odessey And Oracle
Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies (1968)
Overall rank: 105th   Overall chart history
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85/100 (from 798 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1968 (4th)
Top 50 albums of the 1960s (22nd)
Top 200 albums of all time (105th)

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Odessey And Oracle is ranked as the best album by The Zombies.

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From Onater 02/07/2017 07:28
I wasn't expecting a band called "The Zombies" to be full of so much life.
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From awesomness425 10/26/2016 02:33
Care of Cell 44 is one of the best written songs ever...Period
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From crimson 10/14/2016 05:16
This album is just special. It has some mystical aura that I can't describe. Mesmerising. Can't find the words to describe it. If you haven't listened to this album, do yourself a favour and do it.
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From albumceleste 09/02/2016 01:40
Beautiful is the word.

A little out of context since sunshine-psychedelic rock was already being left behind by the greatest bands as it clearly was a dead end.

Just to balance it up a bit. But again beautiful is the word.
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From patar 08/14/2016 01:41
An abum like this should be on the Top 10 of every list of Greatest Albums of All Time.
This albums is in the same league as any other greatest albums like Sgt. Pepper's, Pet Sounds, Revolver and Dark side of the Moon, it's just not many people listen to this album yet..
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From lanadeleswift 08/03/2016 21:40
I can't believe they broke up before the album's release. I wonder if they would have persisted if they knew its impact.

Not an empty track on here. Just from the first notes of Care of Cell 44 I was hooked. The breakdown of Maybe After He's Gone gives me chills. The whole thing is beautiful and really got me on a kick of chamber/baroque/psychedelic pop that I don't think I'll ever get off.
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From JoaoMoreira 07/01/2016 03:00
The Zombies were clearly a sub-product of the greatness of their time.
When The Beatles had already released Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt's Pepper's and were making the "White Album", they were evolving from the teen pop to this Odessey & Oracle. There are some nice tunes and some nice ideas but nothing reaches an interesting level of composition.

But if you put it out of context and evaluate it as an album you were just listening, it's not a bad one. The highlights go to "Care of Cell 44", "A Rose for Emily" and "Time of the Season".
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From nitomano 06/16/2016 23:43
Favoritas: A Rose For Emily, Time Of The Season, Care Of Cell 44
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From BlondGuy 06/15/2016 08:53
If it wasn't for its brevity and if it would have officially included some of the songs the group recorded for their great lost unreleased album that often show up as bonus tracks on various editions of this album, 'Odessey and Oracle' would definitely stand as one of the ten or fifteen all-time best rock albums. The melodies are consistently stunning and hummable, probably the closest to Lennon & McCartney that I've ever heard in terms of how they immediately reach out and catch your ear. Rod Argent's keyboard work is uniformly excellent, and the lyrics are top-notch, especially on a track like "Butcher's Tale", which basically chronicles the post-traumatic stress and depression that a soldier from World War I felt afterward, and it could just as easily have been applied to the Vietnam war, which was raging at the time of this record's release. For lovers of intelligent '60's pop, it doesn't get much better than 'Odessey and Oracle', and it leaves you wondering how many more times the Zombies could have crafted albums of this quality. A must-purchase.
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From garycottier 05/26/2016 11:16
Along with, pet sounds, and, Sgt. Pepper, oddysey and Oracle, is one of the most stunningly beautiful albums of the sixties. It is a sublime record, every song is lovely, it has a kind of autumnal melancholy undercurrent to it. Beachwood park, brief candles, and off course, time of the season, are all essential tracks. Overlooked and underrated, oddysey and Oracle, is brilliant.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
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