Powerage (studio album) by AC/DC

Powerage by AC/DC
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 1,064th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 392 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (228th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,064th)
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AC/DC bestography

Powerage is ranked 3rd 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 134 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,166.

AC/DC album bestography « Higher ranked (399th) This album (1,064th) Lower ranked (1,114th) »
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 392 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.7/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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85/100
From 07/06/2023 02:59
A solid but not spectacular album best songs are Rock N’ Roll Damnation and Sin City. A step back in my opinion after Dirty Deeds and Let There Be Rock before going on to do their most commercial work.
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From 05/27/2022 21:51
This album suffers a little bit from having no big hits and because of that it's quite underrated (similar quality to Highway To Hell but ranked much lower). I think this is one of the most consistent and kickass AC/DC album probably my second favorite after Back In Black.
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75/100
From 02/11/2022 21:43
This record does have a few great tracks on here with the highlights for me being Rock 'N' Roll Damnation and Sin City. The rest are also pretty decent and on the whole it is a consistent listen. The music sounds unique and the guitars sound fiery and fresh. It is very easy to rock along to and the choruses are great and very catchy. The vocal is a classic performance and it makes the album feel complete when paired alongside the enjoyable instrumentation. Overall, this album isn't an under rated masterpiece that some people will make you believe it is but it does create a fantastic atmosphere and gives off such an infectious energy that it will be a record you love to listen to.
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From 01/04/2022 15:29
Great AC/DC album, not too long and quite enjoyable, just straight forward hard rock.
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From 12/31/2021 13:47
This album, NO MERCY for the faint hearted, All rockers!
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From 08/28/2021 12:59
Posiblemente su mejor disco tras highway to hell. En pugna con back in black o let there be Rock.
Puro rock and roll.
Contiene una de las canciones que más me gusta de ellos y la favorita de Angus, Riff raff.

Mejores canciones: Riff raff, What's next to the Moon, Sin city,... Todas en general.

La rítmica de Malcolm nunca falla y la voz de Bonn está aquí mejor que nunca. Me encanta esa sensación de salvajismo que transmiten.
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95/100
From 07/07/2021 21:38
Great album, probably my favorite or second favorite by AC/DC after Highway to Hell. Riff Raff, Sin City, Kicked in the Teeth, Rock 'n' Roll Damnation, Down Payment Blues... excellent stuff from top to bottom.
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From 02/25/2021 14:44
Pedrada bem dada é isso!
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From 02/11/2021 09:12
No fillers, just killers never applied more to an AC/DC album.
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