Powerage (studio album) by AC/DC

Powerage
Powerage by AC/DC
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 1,055th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 335 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (233rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,055th)
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Ac dc ac/dc powerage uk page advert from melody maker may 13 1978 folded excelle
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AC/DC: Powerage CD, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, RARE, OUT OF PRINT
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AC DC - Power Age LP '78 Atlantic Rec. German Press Heavy Metal
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AC/DC bestography

Powerage is ranked 4th best out of 28 albums by AC/DC on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by AC/DC is Back In Black which is ranked number 136 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 13,166.

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  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: 
76/100 (from 335 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.4/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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80/100
From 02/25/2021 14:44
Pedrada bem dada é isso!
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95/100
From 02/11/2021 09:12
No fillers, just killers never applied more to an AC/DC album.
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From 01/16/2021 20:52
If you’re not big into 70s hard rock (or even if you are), don’t fall for all these comments swooning over this album. It’s dull, unlistenable crud. If you’ve heard any of their other albums, than you’ve heard this one, but slightly better.

Akin to what’s called a book move in chess, they’re just regurgitating their previous albums here. Find something more rewarding to listen to.
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100/100
From 09/05/2020 23:25
Best album of AC/DC (along with Highway to Hell). One of the greatest up tempo rock & roll albums of all time, apart from the fantastic bluesy 'Down Payment Blues'. This is when they were at there absolute prime. All killer, no filler.
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95/100
From 07/11/2019 15:07
90/100


Sensational AC/DC album, all tracks here are good, patent riffs by angus and Bon power vocals

Must listen to!
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80/100
From 06/22/2019 08:57
A classic Album. Together with "If You Want Blood" my gateway to the world of AC/DC. Still better than everthing after "Back In Black"!
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From 03/14/2019 08:09
I have the original vinyl album, Rock and Roll Damnation is not on it.
Side 1
Gimme A Bullet
Down Payment Blues
Gone Shootin'
Riff Raff
Side 2
Sin City
Up To My Neck In You
What's Next To The Moon
Cold Hearted Man
Kicked In The Teeth
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85/100
From 03/13/2019 18:49
Raw, angry, primordial. Sometimes bluesy but in a powerful way. Absolutely AC/DC's peak of creativity. One of my favorites, probably my favorite from AC/DC. Underrated for some reasons I don't get.

Best Songs: Sin City; Riff Raff; Gone Shootin' (!!!)

Favorite Songs: Gone Shootin'; Down Payment Blues

Worst One: the first track, probably because it was written with the purpose to become a hit in order to impress the record company. It's a good song though.
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90/100
From 11/15/2018 19:44
This is a blinder of an album with not a weak track in sight. This could well become my favourite Bon Scott AC/DC album putting it above Let There Be Rock, which I also hold in high regard.
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From 11/05/2018 04:29
This is one album I just have to give a 10/10. It's in my top three of all time and is pure, unadulterated AC/DC in the middle of their prime. Lack of a hit single may turn off some people from caring for this album, but it grows on you until you realize just how damn perfect it is.
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Best Albums of 1978
1. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
5. Van Halen by Van Halen
6. Die Mensch·Maschine [The Man-Machine] by Kraftwerk
7. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
8. More Songs About Buildings And Food by Talking Heads
9. The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
10. Hemispheres by Rush
11. 3rd by Big Star
12. Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
13. Dire Straits by Dire Straits
14. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
15. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
16. Chairs Missing by Wire
17. All Mod Cons by The Jam
18. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! by Devo
19. Outlandos D'Amour by The Police
20. Powerage by AC/DC
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