On The Beach (studio album) by Neil Young

On The Beach
On The Beach by Neil Young
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 208th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 859 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1974 (3rd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (51st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (208th)
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Neil Young bestography

On The Beach is ranked 3rd best out of 78 albums by Neil Young on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Neil Young is After The Gold Rush which is ranked number 75 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 19,627.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 859 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 84.1/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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80/100
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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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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From 08/19/2019 18:56
A dark, laid back, restrained and angry masterpiece which finds Neil Young at his peak
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From 07/27/2019 18:18
Favorite Tracks:See The Sky About To Rain, Revolution Blues, Vampire Blues, On The Beach, Ambulance Blues
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From 06/20/2019 01:53
Another really good Neil Young album. Standouts: Walk On, Ambulance Blues.
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From 05/04/2019 07:24
Just finished Neil Young's Ditch Trilogy and I'd rank them as thus

1. 'Tonight's the Night'( something dark and special about this one)
2. 'On the Beach'(Lyrically the superior album of the 3 with commentary about oil company's , lovers , Nixon and career just to name a few)
3.'Time Fades Away' ( A live album of new material just doesn't work)
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