Horses (studio album) by Patti Smith

Horses by Patti Smith
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 196th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 1,113 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1975 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (49th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (196th)
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81/100 (from 1,113 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 81.5/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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80/100
From 04/04/2022 16:46
There are some highlights on this album that I like: Gloria, Kimberly and Land at some parts and I can say that I generally like her voice. But overall I just can't enjoy that album as a whole, because of the spoken word, but I enjoy it when it goes punk or ballad.
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From 12/15/2021 17:54
Never heard this before today, and I think that I can like it despite being quite a difficult album to get into.
The music genre it represents is not punk, jazz. singer-songwriter or rock is a sort of fusion&transformation of those genres. So perhaps it is not for your every day or pleasure listen, but for your occasional visit, perhaps.
An important album of the seventies
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From 03/02/2021 17:49
Avant PJ Harvey, il y avait Patti Smith. Un album presque grunge mais avec 15 ans d'avance et au féminin.
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From 02/07/2021 00:09
Absolutely dripping with eccentricity, took me WAY too long to get to this. I'm not so sure about calling this punk rock though. Certainly it contains a lot of the aspects and attitudes, even the production is perfectly dry, but the relative complexity and grandiosity of the songs differ a bit to what I've come to know as punk. Still, absolute masterpiece. I particularly enjoyed Birdland, Free Money, Kimberly, and Land.
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From 01/30/2021 16:43
Another one of those (alarmingly many) classic albums I appreciate more than enjoy.
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90/100
From 12/26/2020 17:50
Classic punk album really cool
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From 11/07/2020 03:09
I've owned this album for decades, but actually enjoy it more now than when I bought it.
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From 06/24/2020 19:23
masterpiece.
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From 12/03/2019 09:22
Patti Smith's thunderbolt
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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. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
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