Double Fantasy (album) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Condition: Brand New
Ships to: Worldwide
Go to store
Ships to: Worldwide
Go to store
Ships to: Worldwide
Go to store
John Lennon & Yoko Ono bestography
Double Fantasy is ranked as the best album by John Lennon & Yoko Ono.
Listen to Double Fantasy on YouTube
Double Fantasy track list
Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.
Double Fantasy rankings
Latest 20 charts that this album appears in:
You can include this album in your own chart from the My Charts page!
Double Fantasy collection
Showing latest 20 members who have this album in their collection | Show all 176 members
Double Fantasy ratings
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).
AV = the site mean average rating.
Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 319 ratings for this album.
|Rating||Date updated||Member||Album ratings||Avg. album rating|
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 has a mean average rating of 72.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.
Double Fantasy favourites
Showing latest 20 members who have added this album as a favourite | Show all 31 members
Double Fantasy comments
Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 19 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)
I never knew Yoko made some decent tracks.
There's some great Lennon tracks on here some of his finest work although this doesn't hold up as an album for me, best tracks are on several compilation albums.
This has to be my favorite John album, actually, I like It more than some classic Beatles like "Revolver" or "Rubber Soul", but, the fact is that this album has anything to do with the Beatles, diferently of his Plastic Ono debut, John, on this one, was long gone of his days at the Beatles. Returning from an absent from the music industry, John now was a family men, a facet of John in his lyrics and style, show up in this album, like we never seen before. "Just Like Starting Over", "Beatiful boy (Darling boy)", "Woman" and "Watching the Wheels" all show a diferent John, full with emotion, but at the same time calm, and loving. All of this four songs reaches the maximum music rating that can be, for the only merit of being full of emotion, and sincerity. But the critics on the album, in other hand, are about the other songs, especially the Yoko ones. Well, see this is an album made by a couple, It wouldn't make sense If only one of them appeared, the chemistry of the album comes from the love between John and Yoko, without it, songs like the ones I mentioned wouldn't even exist in the first place, and the actual Yoko songs aren't half as bad as some people say. In retrospective, this is a beatiful album, full with hope for the future, that seemed so dark at the time.
A difficult album to rate. Have to be totally honest and say I never listen to the songs by Yoko. The songs by John are average to very good. The album is of course overshadowed for many of us around at the time, by the events that followed its release. Decent without being brilliant.
Liking all of John's contributions however someone Yoko's are a bit distasteful. Glad to hear a more upbeat Lennon album though compared to his earlier solo work.
An album I have struggled with since it was released. The album has almost taken on an iconic status since John was murdered and therefore among many Beatles and Lennon fans it’s blasphemy to speak ill of this work...however, 37 years later it still comes down to John’s songs are good and Yoko’s are rubbish. To be perfectly blunt these aren’t the best songs from John so you do the math and it just doesn’t rate very high. I suggest combining John’s songs from this album and Milk & Honey into one playlist and as an album this combination rates as well as Walls and Bridges and better than Sometime in NYC.
This is a great combination of songs from John & Yoko. They decided to put them together this way in an effort to stop the listener only listening to the Lennon side of the record. (ie side 1 would be the 7 Lennon songs and Side 2 the Ono songs). However the CD came along and allowed you to programme the album into any form you wanted. It is the Ono songs and the contrast they bring that makes the album great and not just good.
Favoritas: Woman, (Just Like) Starting Over, Beautiful Boy, Watching The Wheels
IMO it's futile to think of it in terms of "what if had been only of John's songs...".
It's not. It's half and half. John's songs are very good with 5 really big highlights. And as for Yoko's ones, some are terrible and some are not. And what's even more, John sounds 70s as hell while a couple of Yoko's songs sound way more up to date to 1980.
So it is what it is for good or bad.
I love how beautiful this album is. John was showing this tender side (great powerful melodies), and Yoko was at her best.
Everybody loves to bring Yoko's songs down, but to be honest, I think she did great in this album. The weakest songs of the album for me is "Dear yoko" and is sang by John and "Yes, I'm Your Angel" by Yoko (equally).
The harsh criticism is attributed to the myth, sexism or simply refusing to see beyond the YOKO FACTOR, in my opinion. She doesn't bring John's work down, is just a counterpart of his vision.
Would I have loved to see John's full version of this album? SURE!... But it is what it is, and for what it is, I think is great.