Ace Of Spades (studio album) by Motörhead

Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 852nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 415 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1980 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (126th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (852nd)
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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 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 415 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 78.7/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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70/100
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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85/100
From 10/29/2019 10:48
Classic heavy metal album
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90/100
From 07/23/2019 18:28
Favorite Tracks:Shoot You In The Back, Jailbait, Bite The Bullet, The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
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From 07/22/2019 17:16
The title track makes this album awesome! Everything else is rock-solid, not an inch of filler.
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From 11/29/2018 02:35
Classic album with some great songs especially the title track, We Are The Road Crew & The Chase Is Better Than The Catch. This album was a big influence on thrash and hardcore bands shortly after.
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From 10/30/2018 22:06
Most predictable guitar solos ever, but they sure can play fast - ‘cause music is a sport right?
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From 03/12/2018 09:25
El perfecto equilibrio entre el Heavy Metal más primitivo y crudo y la actitud punk que siempre caracterizó a Lemmy Kilmister. El año 1980 vio nacer una inmensa cantidad de obras maestras, y el carismático cantante y bajista no podía quedarse fuera de lo que se estaba cociendo en la Gran Bretaña de la época. Son Motörhead, por tanto, fundamentales para entender el desarrollo de la NWOBHM. Encontramos aquí un disco rápido y directo, que no se pierde entre florituras, puro estilo Motörhead, con una presencia enorme del bajo y unos solos de guitarra de la vieja escuela por parte de Eddie Clarke con más feeling que técnica, pero sorprendentes. Es de las pocas portadas que recuerdo donde salgan los miembros del grupo y sean realmente buenas, con esa pose chulesca que queda bien demostrada cuando el disco empieza a sonar y llega el primer disparo en forma de clásico.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Making Movies by Dire Straits
9. Permanent Waves by Rush
10. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
11. Pretenders by Pretenders
12. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
16. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
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18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Gaucho by Steely Dan
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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