Surfacing (studio album) by Sarah McLachlan

Surfacing by Sarah McLachlan
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 3,495th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 111 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1997 (55th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (626th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,495th)
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Sarah McLachlan bestography

Surfacing is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Sarah McLachlan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Sarah McLachlan is Fumbling Towards Ecstasy which is ranked number 2721 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 565.

Sarah McLachlan album bestography « Higher ranked (2,721st) This album (3,495th) Lower ranked (6,194th) »
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Surfacing track list

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 111 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 16% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.7/100, a mean average of 74.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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80/100
From 06/26/2016 20:04
Good album. Not quite as brilliant as, solace, and, fumbling towards ecstasy, but fine songs here, especially, Adia, which has got to be Mcclachlan's greatest composition. Absolutely beautiful, and the rest isn't bad either.
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From 11/25/2013 09:58
Knew I had grown up when I heard this album
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From 08/08/2012 14:57
It's funny: Canadian artists usually hone their craft in Canada, unknown to the big market south of the border. They usually peak right before going stateside, and then release a huge album that catches fire in the charts. Funny thing, it's not usually their best. (See Barenaked Ladies - Gordon is better than Stunt, or Shania Twain - Woman in Me is better than Come on Over) Surfacing is a great album. Sarah McLachlan's vocals soar, her songwriting is solid, and there are memorable melodies and hooks. She is feeling confident and it sounds that way. It's a great album. It's just that Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is better.
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From 05/17/2012 20:59
This was her biggest hit album, it's about on par with Fumbling Towards Ecstacy in terms of quality. More diverse and such.
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From 11/07/2011 18:45
Totally partial to this album as it accompanied the first kiss of a very significant relationship, to the song "I Love You" - how perfect is that! Anyway, I still think the music is quite alright dear.
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