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The Nylon Curtain (album) by Billy Joel 

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The Nylon Curtain
The Nylon Curtain by Billy Joel (1982)
Overall rank: 4,237th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 79 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1982 (68th)
Top albums of the 1980s (676th)
Best albums of all time (4,237th)

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Billy Joel bestography

The Nylon Curtain is ranked 7th best out of 23 albums by Billy Joel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Billy Joel is The Stranger which is ranked number 284 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 9,515.

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 79 votes)
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From TheKameraEye 10/11/2018 14:49
A very middle of the road album for Billy Joel, elevated by three of his best songs.
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From Crumpet 01/17/2018 14:54
By far Joel's best album, Nylon Curtain is an inspired and eclectic work that takes influence from the Vietnam war, the Beatles and (Of course) drugs.

The best tracks on here are 'Where's the Orchestra', 'Allentown', 'Scandinavian Skies' and 'Laura'
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From garycottier 03/26/2016 13:42
This is a really good album, almost sounds like a Beatles' tribute/pastiche at times especially on the wonderful Laura, a kind of John Lennon psychedelic ballad, and the drony, Scandinavian skies. The middle eight of surprises sounds just like George Harrison too. The first half of the album is perfect with Joel classics such as the protest song, Allentown, the excellent, pressure and the Vietnam anthem, goodnight Saigon. Second side/half is not as great but room of our own is excellent. There's certainly nothing bad on here, but it does tend to run out of steam before the end. Where's the orchestra, ends the album. It's definitely an interesting album if you're a Beatles fan. A fine Billy Joel album.
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From BraddlesHendo 11/19/2014 09:08
Billy Joel has a near nervous breakdown on this great album. Give it a listen it's not to bad,
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From gtroda 09/28/2014 02:55
Pressure, Allentown, and Goodnight Saigon are all you really need off this one.
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