Boston (studio album) by Boston

Boston
Boston by Boston
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 301st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 840 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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Upcoming concerts

Aug
07
Sat
19:15
Star Spangled Summer: Smokin' And Renegade - Boston and STYX Tribute
Oceanfront Bandshell, Daytona Beach, United States. United States
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Aug
07
Sat
19:15
Star Spangled Summer: Smokin' And Renegade - Boston and STYX Tribute
Oceanfront Bandshell, Daytona Beach, United States. United States
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Sep
30
Thu
19:00
Nervous Eaters: Eaterville Rocks Boston
Paradise Rock Club presented by Cit, Boston, United States. United States
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Boston track list

  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 840 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.2.

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100/100
From 36 hours ago
One of the most classic rock and roll albums in existence!!
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95/100
From 03/18/2021 18:47
Many a joint has been rolled on this album jacket.
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95/100
From 02/21/2021 23:36
Really powerful songwriting, production, performances, everything. Of course side 1 is some of the best hard rock ever put to tape, but I don't think side 2 is anything to scoff at either.
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80/100
From 01/29/2021 13:30
Aula de um bom hard rock!
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75/100
From 11/07/2020 07:18
The first side is 100/100. The second side is just okay.
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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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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
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