Back In Black (studio album) by AC/DC

Back In Black by AC/DC
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 135th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 1,825 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (17th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (135th)
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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 79.8/100, a mean average of 77.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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From 09/06/2023 15:58
Classic rock album. Title track absolutely awesome. You Shook Me All Night Long and Hells Bells also great. Brian Johnson's voice is iconic.
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From 07/06/2023 17:50
4 of their best songs ever Hells Bells, Shoot to Thrill, Back in Black and You Shook Me All Night Long. A couple of good deep cuts Have A Drink On Me & Rock N Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution. The rest I consider filler some of it pretty weak. That being said this makes a compelling argument that this is their best album.
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From 04/20/2023 19:37
Great album full of classics and bangers
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From 04/05/2023 19:57
AC/DC create some great moments on here that are amongst the best the band has ever created. These include Back In Black, You Shook Me All Night Long, Hells Bells and Shoot To Thrill. These songs really carry the album in my opinion with a few more being pretty good but then the rest are average. Shake A Leg and Givin The Dog A Bone comes to mind when thinking of the weaker tracks and with these two specifically I do always contemplate just skipping straight past them when listening to this release. Despite this, the guitar work is consistently fantastic and I can easily see how this release could inspire a generation of future guitarists. Overall, the best songs are incredible but the filler tracks are mediocre making the record balance out at a solid listen.
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From 03/20/2023 05:44
Este es el álbum que me hizo comprar mi primera guitarra... cada una de las canciones las aprendí a tocar y Angus Young siempre ha sido uno de mis guitarristas favoritos. Si bien las canciones mantienen una estructura muy similar, cada una de ellas está llena de energía, "Back in Black," "Shoot to Thrill" and "You Shook Me All Night Long" son mis favoritas. Hicieron de ésto un gran tributo para Bon Scott, AC/DC se lució con este álbum.

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This is the album that made me buy my first guitar... I learned to play every song and Angus Young has always been one of my favorite guitarists. Although the songs maintain a very similar structure, each of them is full of energy, "Back in Black," "Shoot to Thrill" and "You Shook Me All Night Long" are my favorites. They made this a great tribute to Bon Scott, AC/DC shined with this album.
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From 08/31/2022 03:47
Solid album
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From 08/15/2022 20:17
One of the best comebacks and in my opinion the best AC/DC album full of hits. There is a lot of killer tracks (Hells Bells, Back In Black, Shoot To Thrill), but I have to say that there is filler too (What Do You Do For Money Honey and Shake A Leg are not good songs) the rest for me is sometimes stupid but fun.
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From 07/17/2022 01:49
The best hard rock album of the 80?
brian johnson first album with the band is the best the band have ever release along with the australian debut with vocalist bon scott who died just like 3 months prior to this album release
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From 06/11/2022 09:13
Why would leokats made such derogratory comments about people in a site about music? If it's not your genre then ok but you don't need to effectively claim that anyone who likes this genre or album is of a lower class or intellect to you. Shameful
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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. Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps by David Bowie
5. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
6. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
7. The River by Bruce Springsteen
8. Permanent Waves by Rush
9. Pretenders by Pretenders
10. Making Movies by Dire Straits
11. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
12. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
15. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
16. Boy by U2
17. Gaucho by Steely Dan
18. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
19. Duke by Genesis
20. Sound Affects by The Jam
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