Country Life (studio album) by Roxy Music

Country Life
Country Life by Roxy Music
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,040th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 330 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (228th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,040th)

Roxy Music bestography

Country Life is ranked 4th best out of 17 albums by Roxy Music on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Roxy Music is For Your Pleasure which is ranked number 500 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,912.

Roxy Music album bestography « Higher ranked (844th) This album (1,040th) Lower ranked (1,430th) »
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Country Life track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 330 votes)
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09/30/2020 23:02 Jameth  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,22469/100
 
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08/15/2020 07:55 Chrispeater  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91775/100

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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 79.4/100, a mean average of 79.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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90/100
From 09/05/2019 21:28
Old school
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From 08/16/2019 00:26
Favorite Tracks:Out Of The Blue, Bitter-Sweet
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From 02/05/2018 21:33
Their greatest and most consistent set of Roxy Music songs, illustrating their startling depth.
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From 05/18/2016 10:51
One of my favourite Roxy Music albums, country life is a lot more than that excellent record sleeve. The thrill of it all, is a brilliant opener, and the LP never lets up with superb tracks such as, all I want is you, bitter sweet, and, prairie rose, all being highlights. Another classic Roxy album.
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95/100
From 07/31/2015 10:57
Their best album musically and visually stimulating to boot !!!
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From 01/25/2015 04:22
Roxy in high gear. A solid clutch of the band's best songs reside in these grooves, including "The Thrill of It All," "Out of the Blue" and "Prairie Rose," capped by Ferry's surreal lounge lizard vocal stylings. And that album art has its own place in the teen fantasy hall of fame. It's a complete package.
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75/100
From 10/03/2014 21:19
Most definitely one of the best album covers of all time!
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From 04/09/2013 17:39
The best post Eno Roxy album.
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From 10/07/2012 21:00
Roxy Music's best album, and not just for the album cover (although that's an added bonus). Standout tracks are: Thrill of It All, All I Want Is You, Really Good Time, and Prairie Rose.
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From 08/04/2012 09:15
Listening to this 38 years on it seems quite incredible how many bands it has influenced over the years
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
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