Surrealistic Pillow (studio album) by Jefferson Airplane

Surrealistic Pillow
Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 329th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 737 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (12th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (45th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (329th)
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Jefferson Airplane ‎– Surrealistic Pillow, 1969, RP, RCA Victor ‎– SF 7889, EX/E
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Surrealistic Pillow is ranked as the best album by Jefferson Airplane.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 737 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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75/100
From 10/13/2020 03:19
74/100

Best tracks: Somebody to Love, How Do You Feel, White Rabbit
Worst tracks: She Has Funny Cars, Comin Back to Me, 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
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70/100
From 05/12/2020 16:47
A landmark album for psychedelic music with iconic songs like “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit”. Outside of those two songs there is a decent amount of substance to the record but there are also some songs that get stale after a few listens. The album’s influence can’t be questioned.
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85/100
From 02/04/2020 09:13
Absolutely amazing album. It's considerably underrated everywhere.
When you listen through the whole album and get to White Rabbit it feels like this song is the best music piece ever made.
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70/100
From 06/17/2019 16:00
Really good album, really like the vocal harmonies. 1967 was an awesome year for music.
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95/100
From 02/05/2019 04:48
The quintessential psychedelic album. Yes, but just -listen- to the harmonies!
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100/100
From 01/10/2019 16:58
As near to perfect a psychedelic album as you're ever going to find. Best songs are White Rabbit, Somebody To Love and My Best Friend. Whether playing electric or acoustic, the 'Plane delivers. Grace may have been the best female vocalist of the time.
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85/100
From 09/30/2018 20:09
A psychedelic masterpiece! Even listening to it in 2018, it has a freshness which can't be heard in modern chart music. Every track on this album could have been a chart topper back in 67. 'Somebody to Love' and 'White Rabbit' are the top of the pile but there are other hidden gems on this album. Buy it and discover...
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Rating:  
80/100
From 07/26/2018 07:03
For all its fanfare, this album is surprisingly subtle, creating an effortless vibe throughout. The nuanced nature of this debut makes it an accessible, pleasing journey into early-era psych-influenced rock.
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100/100
From 02/19/2018 07:23
One of those increasingly rare albums where every song could be a hit single. A classic album that deserves to have a similar reputation to albums such as Sgt Pepper & Pet Sounds.

Key tracks: She Has Funny Cars, Somebody to love, Today, 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds, White Rabbit
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60/100
From 02/13/2018 19:15
Vox populi, vox Dei: alla fine la penso anch'io come la maggior parte degli appassionati o critici e ritengo che "Surrealistic pillow" sia il miglior album dei Jefferson Airplane.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
9. Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
17. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
20. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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