Chinatown (studio album) by Thin Lizzy

Chinatown by Thin Lizzy
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 6,847th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 57 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (114th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,039th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,847th)
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THIN LIZZY Chinatown LP VINYL Europe Mercury 2021 9 Track Reissue Released 29/01
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Thin lizzy - Chinatown. New Opened Deluxe Editio
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THIN LIZZY CHINATOWN 1980 VERTIGO EX / G Original inner sleeve £18.00
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Thin Lizzy bestography

Chinatown is ranked 7th best out of 22 albums by Thin Lizzy on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Thin Lizzy is Jailbreak which is ranked number 695 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,715.

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Chinatown track list

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74/100 (from 57 votes)
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From 09/16/2020 03:49
I think this is quite an under rated Lizzy album. Even though a lot of the songs are quite formulaic, they're really pretty good rocking songs. It's one of my favorite of there studio albums, 'Sugar Blues' & 'Killer on the Loose' both being standouts.
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The first Snowy White album is not as good as the 2nd, and is, in my opinion, one of the weaker Lizzy albums, but it still offers many great songs. The riff writing is fantastic in some songs, notable the title track, Sweetheart (one of my top 20 Lizzy songs, no doubt), Sugar Blues, Killer on the Loose, and Hey You, all of which would make a legendary EP. Tracks like Having a Good Time, We Will Be Strong, and Genocide have some great guitar work, but feel a bit cheesy and generic at times. Didn't I is simply not for me, and brings the album down a bit. Lynott's written MUCH better slow ballad-type songs.

Overall, this is still a Thin Lizzy album, and Phil's cool and gritty personality shines on it, but the songwriting could be better in some places. As I said earlier, though, there's still much enjoyment to be found here.
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