Boston (studio album) by Boston

Boston
Boston by Boston
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 301st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 799 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1976 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (78th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (301st)
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Boston is ranked as the best album by Boston.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 799 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 77.6/100, a mean average of 76.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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From 07/21/2020 00:09
If you just want to have a good time listening to regular ol' classic rock 'n' roll, there is no better album in existence.
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95/100
From 06/25/2020 13:00
An outstanding debut album without a single weak track! A shame they didn't quite hit the same levels with their subsequent efforts.

Top tracks: Foreplay/Long Time, Smokin', More Than A Feeling
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From 06/22/2020 17:51
Average Track Rating = 97.50
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80/100
From 06/17/2020 19:52
I'm marking it officially listened to as of today, but after listening to the entire album for the first time, there was only one song I hadn't heard on the radio before. Remarkable in itself.

As for the music, I think if this album were released 2 to 3 years prior it is THE classic rock record. I think there's some things on this album musically that bands like Deep Purple and Rush already did a little better.

Great playing and vocals, good writing, EXCELLENT sonic arranging and production, but like with a lot of classic rock, the lyrics aren't a strong point for me. Regardless, this is one of those albums you have to hear.
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From 05/09/2020 21:11
There is absolutely nothing at all wrong with this album!
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From 01/05/2019 17:43
Cheesy? I love cheese, this is in my top 50.
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From 11/20/2018 14:53
Classic arena rock perfection. Lead guitar Tom Scholz wrote the entire thing, played nearly every instrument, recorded and produced the album himself in his personal studio (his basement) for $2,000... Awesome
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70/100
From 08/19/2018 16:00
An standard hard rock album. Very 70s-ish.
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From 06/16/2018 15:36
Boston's debut album is never boring, and features some classic rock essentials like "More Than a Feeling" and "Foreplay/Long Time"
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From 05/25/2018 21:02
I can almost hear Thomas the Vance announcing Boston on the Friday Rock Show and to be honest, back then, I was more interested in hearing Led Zep, Rush and new metal bands like Diamond Head and Samson. What a great collection of stonking rock tracks this album is! Just picked it up on a brand new vinyl re-issue. I have realised what I have missed over all those years, however it was worth waiting for!
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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
8. Desire by Bob Dylan
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