Back In Black (studio album) by AC/DC

Back In Black
Back In Black by AC/DC
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 133rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,623 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (16th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (133rd)
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Back In Black is ranked as the best album by AC/DC.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.5/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.8.

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85/100
From 07/23/2020 18:10
All-Time Classic! Rating (87.00)
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From 06/13/2020 02:11
Good album i like Highway To Hell more but this is the greatest comeback in Rock History. A new singer and a new formed band. Nevertheless great work.

Favorite Songs: Back in Black, Hells Bells, Let Me Put My Love Into You.
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60/100
From 05/11/2020 09:45
Look. This does exactly what it says on the tin. And it does it bloody well. If you just want to rock, this is the album for you. It's not going to radicalised or intellectually challenge you, but why should it?
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90/100
From 05/03/2020 13:58
The best Hard-Rock album
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From 11/26/2019 20:04
Whether you like this kind of music or not you can’t deny that this album is possibly the greatest comeback in music history. Bon Scott was one of the greatest and his death was a huge loss to the music world and for the band to come back so strong with this album and for it to become the 2nd best selling album of all time is absolutely incredible. Brian Johnson gets a Lott’s shit but he’s a fantastic singer and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. While most of the songs are over played they’re over played for a good reason THEY KICK MAJOR ASS! One song that I wanna mention is shake a leg it’s the most under appreciated song on the album with the best riff solo and vocals. The fact that people say this album sucks makes me laugh so hard
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90/100
From 04/29/2019 19:24
Overall: 8.9

Top Tracks: "Hell's Bells", "Back in Black", "You Shook Me All Night Long"

One of those albums where the hits are stellar and the deep cuts are not. Great riffs and some anthemy choruses.
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85/100
From 03/13/2019 18:58
A piece of Hard Rock history. Absolute Classic. 88/100 rating.

Best Songs: Hells Bells; Shoot To Thrill; Back In Black; You Shook Me All Night Long

Worst Songs: Shake a Leg; What Do You Do For Money
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From 01/03/2019 16:42
To me, this is the perfect straightforward, no nonsense hard rock record. Every single song is a gem and its probably the album I've listened to the most in my lifetime. Every time I listen to it I find more to like. Its a massive accomplishment to make your best record with a new singer. I like the albums that follow this quite a bit too, but this is definitely my favorite.
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From 12/27/2018 11:20
Um dos grandes álbum de rock de todos os tempos. Até hoje ouvido!
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From 11/22/2018 01:15
As tired and redundant as AC/DC is, this album's actually pretty dang solid. Honestly, I can't put into words how much I hate the radio, and how much they've ruined countless bands. There will be literally thousands of fantastic bands that will never get played on the radio cause of way too many dumb reasons to count, but AC/DC to this day gets played on the radio, every, single, day... That being said I think this is still genuenly a pretty good album. "Hells Bells", "Shoot to Thrill", "Back in Black", "You Shook me all Night Long", are really good, despite the radio ruining them for me. It feels like the least offensive AC/DC release, cause honestly, their albums usually just offend me in how lazy and bad they can get, but if anyone wants to get into AC/DC, I would recommend listening to 'Back in Black" first. It's a great classic rock album for anyone who likes classic rock, and that classic radio boi.
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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. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
12. Pretenders by Pretenders
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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