Argus (album) by Wishbone Ash

Argus
Argus by Wishbone Ash (1972)
Overall rank: 1,028th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 186 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (229th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,028th)
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WISHBONE ASH Argus JAPAN CD SACD UIGY-15033 2016 NEW
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Wishbone Ash - Argus JAPAN Mini LP SHM-SACD (2010)
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Sealed! WISHBONE ASH Argus JAPAN DSD SHM-SACD Ltd UIGY-9046 w/Mini-LP Sleeve+OBI
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Argus is ranked as the best album by Wishbone Ash.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 186 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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90/100
From 11/09/2018 12:45
I went into this album not knowing a lot about the band, and I fell in love with the guitar interplay throughout the album. A real winner that somehow took a while to reach my ears.
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95/100
From 07/04/2018 21:26
One of the best prog albums of all time. Superb guitar and bass throughout, underpinned by drums which sit perfectly in the mix. An album where you can pick each instrument out individually and where the vocals sit correctly in the mix also. This could well be my all time favourite album cover. As the warrior looks over the land one wonders what is going through his mind, flip the sleeve over and you can pick out the feint outline of a UFO. Well done to Hipgnosis for such a simple yet effective and thought provoking sleeve design.
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95/100
From 02/01/2018 20:12
Incredible prog album, LONG LIVE THE PROG!
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85/100
From 04/11/2017 01:18
A forgotten classic. Fantastic guitarwork. Very accessible prog rock.
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95/100
From 02/02/2017 18:52
This album has almost disappeared without trace but should be recognised as the all time classic it truly is
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From 01/16/2017 19:28
Wonderful guitar work throughout the whole album. Recommended!
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From 12/24/2015 00:17
Another victim of short running time. The three part battle suite to end the record ("The King Will Come", "Warrior", "Throw Down The Sword") can only be described as epic.
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From 10/10/2014 18:17
Still as good after all these years. AMAZING!!
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80/100
From 04/03/2014 10:41
classic album
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From 11/16/2013 17:28
This album represents Wishbone Ash’s artistic and commercial peak. The album reached # 3 in the UK album chart and achieved significant critical recognition and was voted album of the year by Melody Maker and Sounds readers. The album has a strong English feel with lots of references to history and medieval imagery. This feeling of Englishness is further enhanced by the folk styling used on many of the album’s acoustic parts. It may be this factor that hindered Wishbone Ash’s breakthrough in the States and why they never broke into the US market remains one of rocks great mysteries

All the tracks are strong but side one is really superb containing the classic Wishbone tracks Blowin’ Free and Time Was. Side two has a strong historical theme with tracks such as Warrior, Throw Down the Sword and The King Will Come all set in Medieval times. The guitar interchange between Andy Powell and Ted Turner is outstanding on both the electric and acoustic parts of the album
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