Grievous Angel (studio album) by Gram Parsons

Grievous Angel by Gram Parsons
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,209th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 257 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (261st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,209th)
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79/100 (from 257 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.6/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 03/07/2022 04:10
Gram was not a great singer, though he could sell a song even when his intonation betrayed him. But no matter-- he's joined on this by one of the greatest singers of all time.
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75/100
From 02/20/2022 04:28
In some ways, it feels like Gram might be a tad overrated. What he was was an excellent curator of country and folk songs and musicians, and this record is the pinnacle of Gram bringing material and personnel together- his performances on their own don't necessarily blow me away, but the whole package is worth the price of admission.
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95/100
From 12/27/2021 10:25
Tras una trayectoria tan breve como brillante, es en su álbum póstumo donde Parsons alcanza su máximo nivel.
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From 09/30/2021 03:11
It's a good album for many reasons, not least of these is the presence of the amazing Emmy Lou Harris. To my ears, she takes it to the next level.
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From 08/03/2021 12:32
twangy out of tune vocal
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From 10/31/2020 13:36
Thought I’d hate it honestly considering it inspired so much pop country but unlike that very commercial genre there is a surprisingly nice level of authenticity here.
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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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90/100
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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