Jailbreak (studio album) by Thin Lizzy

Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 650th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 430 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1976 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (150th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (650th)
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80/100 (from 430 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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85/100
From 08/08/2023 12:08
Lizzy is great
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90/100
From 10/10/2022 17:49
Really good album that is both tough and tender with hard rock, balladry, Phil Lynott's silky voice, and those awesome dual guitars. Of course The Boys are Back in Town is the classic, but Jailbreak's riff is unforgettable, The Cowboy Song is a perfect mix of melody and guitar mastery, Emerald is a fiery finale, and Romeo and the Lonely Girl features probably the best little snippet of guitar on the whole album. Certainly worth a listen every once in a while, just to hear those guitars again.
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70/100
From 07/22/2022 09:43
Album Rating: 68.56
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1.Jailbreak
2.Angel From The Coast
3.Running Back
4.Romeo And The Lonely Girl
5.Warriors
6.The Boys Are Back In Town
7.Fight Or Fall
8.Cowboy Song
9.Emerald
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75/100
From 04/12/2022 17:49
Fun hard rock album. Title track is great.
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70/100
From 03/31/2022 09:40
The song jailbreak is over rated and feels really out dated. I think the majority of the album follows in this suit and if it wasn't for the huge single of The Boys Are Back In Town, which is brilliant, this record would not be as highly rated as it is. Other than that song there are two or three other tracks which are infectious and have great choruses on them. The other tracks I find to be a bit dull and lacklustre and a little bit poor in terms of production. There are superior albums that are more consistent with their sound and quality, such as Black Rose, which doesn't get anywhere near the same hype as this one. Despite this, the guitar performance is pretty amazing throughout and it really keeps this album flowing and is the reason it is so accessible. The back half really save the record on the whole. Overall, there is a lot of fun to be had on this record with a few outstanding songs but I do think it gets over rated for that one big hit.
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70/100
From 01/19/2021 21:11
A "standard" listening with no alarms no surprises. The album that brought Thin Lizzy into the spotlight and resulted in their commercial breakthrough. It's a classic, guitar-driven hard rock 70's album. Nothing more, nothing less. Not a huge fan, but enjoyable nonetheless. I'm sure I would evalute this differently if I was around back then. Contains two of their biggest hits - Jailbreak and particularly The boys are back in town - with Cowboy Song not far behind either. However, If I had to pick one highlight, the guitar solo in Romeo and the Lonely Girl seals the deal.
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100/100
From 10/13/2020 05:47
This record just kept getting better with every listen. I'm so glad I discovered Thin Lizzy's discography outside of "The Boy Are Back in Town" cause there isn't a single bad song on this album nor is there a single bad record in their catalog. One of the greatest hard rock albums ever made.

Best song(s): "Jailbreak" "Romeo And The Lonely Girl" "Warriors" "The Boy Are Back in Town" "Fight or Fall" "Cowboy Song" "Emerald"
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75/100
From 09/16/2020 03:03
Fantastic classic hard rock album. Some stone cold greats on this, 'Emerald' being my pick of the bunch
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90/100
From 03/19/2020 20:12
Cracking album. Some superb guitar work. Jailbreak, Cowboy Song and Boys Are Back In Town are standout tracks. For years I never took this band seriously (sorry Thin Lizzy, I have grown up,now!).
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95/100
From 08/15/2019 01:16
Hardly my favorite Lizzy album, but I'll be damned if it isn't near perfect. Not only do you have 5 STANDOUT tracks (Jailbreak, Warriors, The Boys are Back in Town, Cowboy Song, and Emerald), but Angel From the Coast, Romeo and the Lonely Girl, and Fight or Fall along with it.

The reason why I don't give it 100 is because of the annoyingly generic Running Back. Other than that, you've got a brilliant hard rock record with the classic Thin Lizzy style.
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