Ace Of Spades (studio album) by Motörhead

Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 769th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 470 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (14th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (114th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (769th)
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Ace Of Spades is ranked as the best album by Motörhead.

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Ace Of Spades track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 470 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.0/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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65/100
From 32 hours ago
Out of respect I have named my moustache ‘Lemmy’.
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70/100
From 02/07/2023 19:17
Ace of Spades is a classic, but its hard to cool about about the rest of the record. Though considered heavy-metal, this definitely sounds more like hard-rock but with a garage rock edge to it.
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65/100
From 11/12/2022 09:56
This record hasn't aged brilliantly and it is quite a boring listen once you get past 3 or 4 songs. This is because the style and performances are near enough identical from song to song so the lack of variation gets dull pretty quick. The energy in the music seems to slowly drift away as well as you become more familiar with the sound and see they are just repeating themselves. For that first chunk at the start it is fantastic though as it does feel full of passion and life and that leads to some great songs. Overall, this record feels dated now and despite having some brilliant moments it is quite bare and repetitive for me.
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70/100
From 09/07/2022 01:14
Meh. Not my favorite
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85/100
From 08/02/2022 16:57
This album defines speed metal and what I would call punk metal - mixing punk simplicity and agressivness with metal speed and themes. This is banger after banger after banger. The songs aren't lyrical masterpieces but this is not what they supposed to be. Favorites: Ace Of Spades, Shoot You In The Back, Fire Fire, Jailbait and The Chase Is Better Than The Catch.
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From 01/29/2021 00:55
Hits hard like only the best power trios, but it's all pretty self-similar and so dated lyrically.
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75/100
From 01/19/2021 18:38
I think Overkill has the edge on this album but without doubt the opener takes some beating. Raw, loud, wall to wall power. There is some great guitar work on the album which goes beyond the power riffery they were so noted for.

For those who may be interested, I picked up a Psychedelic album before Christmas by a band called Sam Gopal, album title Escalator. If you want to hear Lemmy (Ian Willis) in a very different place, even pre-Hawkwind then give it a listen. He played lead and rhythm guitar on the album!
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95/100
From 09/04/2020 00:38
A heavy rock/metal classic. All killer, no dud tracks on this at all. Very sad, they're all dead now
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From 01/31/2020 06:02
What's there to say about this record - it's loose, it's loud, it's nasty, it's intense, and most of all - it's rock and roll. Only 2 or 3 tracks I wouldn't call Motorhead classics, and even then they're still pretty good.
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