Pearl (studio album) by Janis Joplin

Pearl by Janis Joplin
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 622nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 551 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1971 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (146th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (622nd)
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Pearl is ranked as the best album by Janis Joplin.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 551 votes)
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5 days ago platus  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,56873/100
 
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07/12/2024 11:17 Johnnyo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,89177/100
 
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06/28/2024 04:53 Brandonjtg  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,91589/100
 
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05/31/2024 17:56 ERadio  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,68673/100
 
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05/08/2024 21:13 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,01881/100

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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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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80/100
From 01/15/2023 12:47
What a voice Janis Joplin has and it is best displayed on this record. She demonstrates to us all aspects of her vocal on this record as she commands songs such as Cry Baby, A Woman Left Lonely and the powerful Me And Bobby McGee. She proves to us on here that there will never be another vocalist like her and she is solely unique in her tone, style and quality making this a vital and special record in the history of music. The arrangements on here are pretty great as well with some brilliant guitar and piano work to back up her voice. The opening track shows us this right from the start with it being an incredible blend of both instrumentation and vocal. Overall, there is still room for improvement on the release and unfortunately we would never be able to see this come to fruition but we can see from this record alone how phenomenal she was as an artist and can only imagine the elite level records she most likely would have gone on to create.
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From 09/06/2022 17:19
Great record
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75/100
From 07/03/2022 21:53
Great voice and arrangements.
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80/100
From 08/26/2021 20:43
Really love Janis's voice. Wish she would have been able to record more albums before her untimely demise, but I guess it's useless to think about that.
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From 08/12/2021 15:13
Move Over is one of the great track one, side ones of all time
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From 06/18/2021 12:05
an enigma and shooting star on the business of making music are indicated her in all their splendour
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85/100
From 11/14/2020 06:43
One of my favorite albums ever. Fav tracks are cry baby, woman left lonely, and get it while you can
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From 08/14/2020 15:07
Classic! Rating (83.50)
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From 10/28/2019 18:32
Cry Baby, A Woman Left Lonely, McGee, and Get it While You Can are huge tracks. Just a damn shame she died before this could be completed. Despite that this remains one of the most monumental and era-defining albums ever made.
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From 10/03/2019 07:11
Very good album, the voice of the century
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