Argus (album) by Wishbone Ash

Argus
Argus by Wishbone Ash
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 980th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 195 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1972 (24th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (218th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (980th)
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Argus is ranked as the best album by Wishbone Ash.

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Argus track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 195 votes)
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18 hours ago teague  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 31980/100
 
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06/13/2020 08:53 mids  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 47980/100
 
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06/11/2020 20:41 Spyglass  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,29690/100
 
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06/11/2020 01:16 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,86582/100
 
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05/30/2020 18:42 TodFitz  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 24,95462/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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85/100
From 18 hours ago
Wishbone Ash's guitar work is really what separates them from the rest of progressive rock, most bands only had one guitarist, if any. Argus is their version of a magnum opus; sprawling, technical, and understated.
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95/100
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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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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95/100
From 01/16/2017 19:28
Wonderful guitar work throughout the whole album. Recommended!
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95/100
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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