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Big Star United States 

The best album by Big Star is 3rd which is ranked number 462 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 4,488.

Big Star is ranked number 200 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 12,149.

Members who like this artist also like: The Velvet Underground, David Bowie and Pink Floyd.

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Big Star best albums

The following albums by Big Star are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,488
Rank in 1970s116Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  81/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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2.

#1 RecordUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1972Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1972:11Rank Score:4,340
Rank in 1970s121Overall Rank:476
Average Rating:  82/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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3.

Radio CityUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1974Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1974:11Rank Score:2,800
Rank in 1970s172Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  80/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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4.

#1 Record/Radio City
Compilation
United States Big Star
Year of Release:1992Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1992:75Rank Score:372
Rank in 1990s778Overall Rank:3,800
Average Rating:  82/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

In SpaceUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:2005Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2005:308Rank Score:98
Rank in 2000s2,863Overall Rank:10,932
Average Rating:  70/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

Big Star LiveUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1992Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1992:381Rank Score:34
Rank in 1990s4,249Overall Rank:20,624
Average Rating:  71/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Nothing Can Hurt MeUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:2013Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2013:882Rank Score:14
Rank in 2010s5,271Overall Rank:28,600
Average Rating:  74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Columbia: Live At Missouri University 4/25/93United States Big Star
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1993:817Rank Score:3
Rank in 1990s8,850Overall Rank:46,500
Average Rating:  70/100 (4 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Keep An Eye On The Sky
Compilation
United States Big Star
Year of Release:2009Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2009:None
Rank in 2000sNone
Average Rating:  76/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

The Best Of Big Star
Compilation
United States Big Star
Year of Release:1992
Rank in 1992:None
Rank in 1990sNone
Average Rating:  75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 200

This may not be a complete discography for Big Star. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Big Star best tracks

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1.Thirteen
(from the album #1 Record)
 90/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.Ballad Of El Goodo
(from the album #1 Record)
 90/100 (84 votes)
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3.September Gurls
(from the album Radio City)
 89/100 (63 votes)
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4.I'm In Love With A Girl
(from the album Radio City)
 88/100 (49 votes)
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5.Holocaust
(from the album 3rd)
 87/100 (51 votes)
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6.Kangaroo
(from the album 3rd)
 86/100 (48 votes)
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7.Thirteen
(from the album #1 Record/Radio City)
 86/100 (10 votes)
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8.Watch The Sunrise
(from the album #1 Record)
 85/100 (60 votes)
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9.Thank You Friends
(from the album 3rd)
 85/100 (49 votes)
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10.Back Of A Car
(from the album Radio City)
 85/100 (44 votes)
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11.Feel
(from the album #1 Record)
 85/100 (72 votes)
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12.In The Street
(from the album #1 Record)
 84/100 (68 votes)
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13.You Get What You Deserve
(from the album Radio City)
 84/100 (43 votes)
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14.Nightime
(from the album 3rd)
 84/100 (44 votes)
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15.Way Out West
(from the album Radio City)
 84/100 (43 votes)
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16.Take Care
(from the album 3rd)
 84/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.When My Baby's Beside Me
(from the album #1 Record)
 84/100 (58 votes)
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18.O My Soul
(from the album Radio City)
 84/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.My Life Is Right
(from the album #1 Record)
 83/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.September Gurls
(from the album #1 Record/Radio City)
 83/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Big Star ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 46 votes)
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80/100
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From flamingyesdept 06/11/2016 21:34
How they created so much incredible music over just 3 albums and 3 years is just astonishing
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From junodog4 01/22/2015 03:59
I think Big Star gets the fair amount of plaudits here... An underrated gem from the 70s, pulling out riffs and hooks from thin air.
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From babyBlueSedan 02/10/2014 04:16
This site rates a lot of artists fairly that other lists seem to underrate. It's a shame then that Big Star isn't more well-respected here. I can't believe none of their albums are in the top 500 - these guys didn't change music, but they were a huge influence of a lot of underground artists. Everything these guys did was gold.

Also, if you enjoy music documentaries, I highly recommend Nothing Can Hurt Me. It paints a great picture of Big Star's failed attempts to reach a larger audience.
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From Willie24 11/03/2013 15:39
Formed in 1971 by ex- Box Tops Chilton and Bell, Big Star were a truly groundbreaking band who had a significant impact on the course of rock music but achieved no real commercial success. They were the first band to bring together the innovation of the Beatles, the aggression of the Who and merge them with the close harmony sound typified by the Byrds. In the early seventies few bands tried to take the best of pop or light rock forward, most groups taking the ‘heavy’ option. Big Star were one of the few (Badfinger being another example) who tried and succeeded artistically but failed commercially.

Tension in the band, possibly caused by lack of any significant success, led to Bell leaving in 1972 (he was to be killed a car crash in 1978) and the band broke up only to reform in 1974 and released another decent record in Radio City which again failed to score commercially.
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