Ride The Lightning (studio album) by Metallica

Ride The Lightning by Metallica
Year: 1984
Overall rank: 185th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,237 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1984 (2nd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (21st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (185th)
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Metallica bestography

Ride The Lightning is ranked 2nd best out of 24 albums by Metallica on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Metallica is Master Of Puppets which is ranked number 108 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,179.

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Ride The Lightning - Metallica Tribute Band
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Hardwired- A Tribute to Metallica and Products of Rage
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28
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Hardwired: A Tribute to Metallica
Music Farm, Charleston, United States. United States
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Ride The Lightning track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,237 votes)
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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 83.6/100, a mean average of 82.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/02/2022 00:34
Excellent album. Fade to Black and Trapped Under Ice are great to listen to if you have any kind of mood or trauma disorder, and the title track and Creeping Death never fail to make me headbang.
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85/100
From 04/16/2022 09:04
The harder they rock...
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80/100
From 03/13/2022 16:25
Not my favorite type of music, but when I’m in the mood for something driving and heavy, I’m not sure there’s much better. For Whom The Bell Tolls is one of the greatest metal constructions ever.
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From 11/03/2021 08:34
Album Rating: 71.50
(574/8)


Side one

1. "Fight Fire with Fire" - 62
2. "Ride the Lightning" - 65
3. "For Whom the Bell Tolls" - 79
4. "Fade to Black" - 95

Side two

5. "Trapped Under Ice" - 63
6. "Escape" - 66
7. "Creeping Death" - 71
8. "The Call of Ktulu" (instrumental) - 71
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From 07/01/2021 16:54
Not as consistent as Master of Puppets, but the final two tracks are golden.
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95/100
From 01/16/2021 03:32
VERY strong album, escape should have been omitted however. That would make the album almost flawless for me
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Rating:  
85/100
From 12/01/2020 11:53
I consider this to be their strongest album. Heavier than "Master of Puppets" and much more mature than "Kill 'em all", it combines the best of two worlds. Personally, I am not really into metal, but when I am in the mood, this is the stuff. Overall, 85/100.
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100/100
From 11/09/2020 05:38
I think is my favorite album I've heard from Metallica so far. There's just something about it that I love, but I can't put my finger on it.
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100/100
From 10/28/2020 01:12
I fucking love Metallica
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Best Albums of 1984
1. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
2. Ride The Lightning by Metallica
3. The Smiths by The Smiths
4. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
5. Let It Be by The Replacements
6. Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
7. Double Nickels On The Dime by Minutemen
8. Stop Making Sense by Talking Heads
9. Treasure by Cocteau Twins
10. Zen Arcade by Hüsker Dü
11. Powerslave by Iron Maiden
12. Legend by Bob Marley & The Wailers
13. Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. The Unforgettable Fire by U2
15. Reckoning by R.E.M.
16. 1984 by Van Halen
17. Diamond Life by Sade
18. Meat Puppets II by Meat Puppets
19. Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole & The Commotions
20. Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa by Keith Jarrett / Gidon Kremer; Dennis Russell Davies / Staatsorchester Stuttgart; The 12 Cellists Of The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Saulius Sondeckis / Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke
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