Surrealistic Pillow (studio album) by Jefferson Airplane

Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 325th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 799 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (12th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (325th)
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 799 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 80.9/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.6.

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80/100
From 01/17/2022 19:00
Great psychedelic pop/rock and White Rabbit sounds like a masterpiece.
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From 12/07/2021 07:50
A great representative of the west coast music style. It still has that folksy element, but JP is clearly moving towards more psychedelic rock elements.
Track picks White Rabbit, Today, Somebody to Love, How do you feel.
So not so bad for a second album which quite soon became an essential part of the 1967 movement.
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From 12/06/2021 02:24
I like it for White Rabbit. The rest I can take or leave.
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75/100
From 11/15/2021 19:43
I'm glad Jefferson Starship has a place this high on the chart, because although this music is not for everybody, it is super cool.
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90/100
From 10/01/2021 16:33
A surprisingly dynamic album. There's aggressive moments like on Somebody to Love, and then there's moments of tranquility like on Comin' Back to Me. I love White Rabbit, the way it builds, releases, and it ends abruptly. It was also really influential to the burgeoning San Francisco psychedelic rock scene.
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85/100
From 02/24/2021 05:02
In some ways, this album is the beginning of the end of what was good about 1960s San Francisco's musical influence. But it's a grand pronouncement to the world.
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75/100
From 02/06/2021 15:24
2 smash hits of all time. the rest bluesy jazzy stuff
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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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Best Albums of 1967
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6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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