Adventure (studio album) by Television

Adventure by Television
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 3,554th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 168 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1978 (68th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (648th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,554th)
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Television bestography

Adventure is ranked 2nd best out of 4 albums by Television on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Television is Marquee Moon which is ranked number 47 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,824.

Television album bestography « Higher ranked (47th) This album (3,554th) Lower ranked (14,372nd) »
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Adventure track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 80 (32 votes)Comments: 1
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Rating: 83 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 80 (27 votes)Comments: 0
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Adventure ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 168 votes)
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av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
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09/25/2021 21:38 scottklus  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 74855/100
 
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08/19/2021 04:14 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11,16174/100
 
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08/10/2021 01:21 TodFitz  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 26,23363/100
 
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07/26/2021 11:16 Timestarter  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,19288/100
 
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07/15/2021 06:03 zags7000  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16,60169/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.2.

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Rating:  
75/100
From 09/09/2019 14:23
I agree with greatestlantern, the rating for this album is completely and utterly absurd considering that Marquee Moon is ranked 50th on the all-time list. Either Marquee Moon doesn't deserve to be that high or Adventure deserves to be a lot higher. But right now, I just can't understand how Adventure can be rated this low when it is so similar in terms of quality with Marquee Moon.

Maybe it's because it's too much similar to Marquee Moon? It's true that there seems to be a pattern here: 8 songs, a photo of the band on the cover and a lot of guitar solos in both albums. But come on, I don't buy it. On this website, if a band's first album is a masterpiece and the second is similar to the first, the second one also gets a great rating, even if it's a little lower (see The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and many more examples).

Adventure is great, I even like it better than Marquee Moon, which is really great too. The guitar work is amazing on both albums, the songs are catchy and the level of musicianship is very high.

I think the real reason why this album is rated so low compared to Marquee Moon is because people haven't heard it. They listen to Marquee Moon because they have to and then they stop there because they are lead to believe by the rankings that it's the only good thing Television has done. Truth is, if you liked Marquee Moon, please don't stop there! Adventure is just as awesome, and even better in my opinion!

Days and The Fire would be my standout tracks.
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Rating:  
100/100
From 05/19/2019 11:33
This album's rating in here is absurd and deserve to be way too much higher. I agree marquee moon is better but definitely not that much, there is no reason for anyone not to love this album if they loved the first one. It has awesome tracks, it has great lyrics, it has beautiful solos, it has absolutely everything that the first one has.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 03/14/2015 23:35
Amazing album. "The fire" is one of the best songs ever written. Can't choose between this one and Marquee Moon.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 03/27/2013 11:06
Not close to being as good as Marquee Moon. I hated it at first but have grown to love it. Well worth a purchase.
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