Grievous Angel (studio album) by Gram Parsons

Grievous Angel
Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,327th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 225 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (31st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (281st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,327th)
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79/100 (from 225 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.7/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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95/100
From 06/05/2020 04:30
An all too familiar sounding type of music that evokes a nostalgia I’ve never known before. & yet it humbly deviates from the norm with its unapologetic showcase of fervent emotion.

I also want to commend buzzdainer on a beautifully written review.
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From 12/30/2019 17:43
Beautiful!
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From 12/01/2019 16:22
It's a genuine achievement when an artist can be innovative and influential while at the same time creating something that feels familiar and timeless. Gram Parsons is one of those artists. He wrote songs that felt unironically straight out of a decades-old Nashville country tradition, yet managed to carve out for himself a unique niche in the history of both rock and country music. His songs are respectful of the conservative and Christian roots of the bluegrass and country artists who came before him, yet he really felt more at home among the innovators of the Bay Area scene of the late sixties and early seventies. If you've never heard of Gram Parsons, you'll immediately recognize most any track on Grievous Angel, particularly the oft-covered "Return of the Grievous Angel"--or at least, you'll insist you've heard it someplace before.
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From 07/27/2019 18:15
Favorite Tracks:Brass Buttons, Medley Live From Northern Quebec
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From 02/16/2018 19:33
E' contenuta in questo disco la mia canzone preferita di Gram Parsons, che è sempre stata "Brass buttons", ma poi ce ne sono almeno un altro paio che pareggiano il conto col disco precedente in quanto a capolavori.
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From 06/06/2016 23:36
Gram Parsons masterpiece. Grievous Angel, is a superb country album, released just after Parsons' death. Some superb songs and performances here; return of the grievous Angel, is a fantastic opener, there's a mock live version of Parsons', hickory wind, which he recorded with The Byrds on their, sweetheart of the rodeo, LP, there's the sublime, brass buttons, but highlight on the record for me, is the utterly beautiful, love hurts, sung with Emmylou Harris. Grievous angel, is an excellent record, the one for which Gram Parsons should always be remembered. Brilliant.
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From 11/18/2014 19:58
GRIEVOUS ANGEL defines the true meaning of "Cosmic American Music"; what Parsons called his genre creation.
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From 03/02/2014 20:38
How is this outside the top 1000? One of the best of the 70s, country music and all-time.
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From 11/27/2013 11:14
I don't dig Country Music but I Dig Gram Parsons . A music hero a legend
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