Horses (studio album) by Patti Smith

Horses
Horses by Patti Smith
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 184th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,021 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1975 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (46th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (184th)
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Patti Smith: Horses, 30th Anniversary One Hour Radio Special Promo-Only CD
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Patti Smith - Horses (CD, 1988) Rock, Arista Records, ARCD-8362
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PATTI SMITH - Horses (1996 9 trk 20 bit Digitally Mastered CD album)
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Horses is ranked as the best album by Patti Smith.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,021 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.8/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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From 06/24/2020 19:23
masterpiece.
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90/100
From 12/03/2019 09:22
Patti Smith's thunderbolt
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95/100
From 08/22/2019 21:20
The spontaneous talent in Patti Smith's voice and lyrics, the guts to make punk poetry and to make it first.
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From 07/27/2019 18:10
Favorite Tracks:Redondo Beach, Birdland, Kimberly, Break It Up
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From 05/13/2019 20:25
An interesting an enjoyable album even if it isn't easy for me to see what draws influence from it. It's like poetry spoken/sung over drums, guitars and a piano. "Redondo Beach", "Kimberly" and "Land" are my favorite songs. I like most of the album but found "Free Money" and "Break It Up" to be a bit repetitive. I appreciate the passion in the delivery of every sound on the album.
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From 02/23/2019 20:56
Oh, it's been a long time! I have not listened to it for years, really years, maybe it goes back to the 2000s, as well as a long time ago for me who am still quite young. I still consider it a huge classic, after all this time, it means that it had marked me. And not halfway. This album is absolutely great! It's an album that can be as challenging as it is natural and captivating depending on your state of mind. In any case, it is obvious, a work that would be difficult to try to circumvent and for my part, an old unforgettable favorite. Many thanks to Patti Smith and her band.

10/10

Best track: "Gloria"
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From 01/25/2019 11:35
as of this comment, this album is ranked 179th of all time on BEA and even that feels low. The scope, production and every individual detail put into every single song is staggering and breathtaking and it's truly one of the greatest pieces of music I've ever listened to
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From 01/02/2019 12:08
Obra-prima! Tanto liricamente e quanto ao som.
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80/100
From 12/22/2018 08:34
If your in any way a music fan Patti Smith's iconic 'Horses' is a must listen , not only did it define Smith as an artist of serious notoriety but it also influenced 2 generations of performers and continues to cast it's enormous shadow today

I love this album but love the live rendition played in full on the Legacy Edition even more . The songs explode to life and F-ing ROCK !!! . Smiths performance is simply breathtaking and one for the ages . And the 17 minute version of "Land" has to be heard to be believed - stunning , stunning , stunning

Horses: 80/100
Horses Live In Full: 100/100 Perfect
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90/100
From 12/21/2018 11:28
A strong, appealing album. "Gloria" is a great cover, "Break It Up" and "Land" are also favorites.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
14. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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