On The Beach (studio album) by Neil Young

On The Beach by Neil Young
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 211th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 891 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (2nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (52nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (211th)
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Neil Young bestography

On The Beach is ranked 3rd best out of 81 albums by Neil Young on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neil Young is After The Gold Rush which is ranked number 78 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,310.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 891 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 84.0/100, a mean average of 82.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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95/100
From 05/02/2022 05:57
Album of the year.1974.
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80/100
From 03/30/2022 21:45
Good album, but not the greatest Neil Young, probably the most I like Revolution Blues and Ambulance Blues and titoe track is pretty impressive, but songs like For The Turnstiles and Vampire Blues are really overwhelming for me.
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From 12/12/2021 14:00
Neil Young is a solid songwriter, this is a great early album. It is very similar in tones to his earlier, rather dark in chord and key choices.
Picks: On The Beach, Walk on, See the sky, all the blueses
So not a bad track here
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75/100
From 08/03/2021 12:25
musing autobiographical clear concise statements typical Neil Young strum vocal lyrics harmonica quite good
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From 12/30/2020 19:17
Side A hits hard, but I'm not quite as into the slower second side.
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85/100
From 10/30/2020 13:38
Há muito sofrimento mascarado de deboismo! Excelente!
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From 06/09/2020 19:37
Neil Young's best, if you ask me. On the Beach contains Neil Young's most interesting instrumentation on a record, his best songwriting and performances, and not one good song, because they're all great. He nailed it with this one.
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85/100
From 06/01/2020 14:55
Highlights see the sky,on the beach and ambulance.A more melancholic album.
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90/100
From 01/08/2020 02:00
A dark and beautiful album. I have to be in a certain mood to be able to listen to this it, but when I am in the right mood there is nothing better. Its such a breezy listen, but one of Neil's best albums. See the Sky About to Rain might be my all time favorite Neil Young song.
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From 12/30/2019 06:40
Dark and lovely.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
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