Wavelength (studio album) by Van Morrison

Wavelength by Van Morrison
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 10,172nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 73 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1978 (156th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,493rd)
Award Best albums of all time (10,172nd)
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Van Morrison bestography

Wavelength is ranked 19th best out of 57 albums by Van Morrison on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Morrison is Astral Weeks which is ranked number 68 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 18,005.

Van Morrison album bestography « Higher ranked (9,850th) This album (10,172nd) Lower ranked (10,583rd) »
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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 73 votes)
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80/100
From 11/01/2023 16:01
A very fine album from one of the most prolific musicians. Very safe and solid
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From 03/29/2019 23:07
I take back my comment from years ago, this has some great tracks I forgot about (Lifetimes). At least four songs are standout Van Morrison performances including Walking in Venice and Santa Fe, former a lengthy delight, the latter a lengthy slow jam. The first cut and the title cut are more accessible.
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From 07/09/2016 12:20
My favorite songs : Take it whereyou find it....Natalia......Venice in U.S.A.......Wavelenght....Santa FE / Beautiful obsession
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From 02/11/2014 12:00
Decent album, but far from Van's best of course. The last three tracks are the highlight for me
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From 09/12/2012 19:41
Awful cover but a few really good songs. Not as complete as the top vm record though. The title track, the opener and natalia are favourites.
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From 01/28/2012 12:56
There really are only two great songs on this, the opener and the title track. On the rest, Van just does not seem to be too deeply inspired. Still, this is Van Morrison.
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2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
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