Back In Black (studio album) by AC/DC

Back In Black by AC/DC
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 136th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 1,758 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1980 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1980s (17th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (136th)
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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 79.9/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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75/100
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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From 05/02/2022 06:00
Album of the year. 1980
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From 04/22/2022 18:48
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From 03/25/2022 22:59
Whether you like this kind of music or not there’s no denying that this album is the greatest comeback of all time. 2nd best selling album of all time. When a band loses its singer (especially one as amazing as Bon Scott), the band usually dies with the singer. Back In Black is one of those rare exceptions where the new singer joins the band and it works out. Brian Johnson has gotten a lot of slack but he’s an amazing singer. His vocals on this album and For Those About To Rock are absolutely incredible. While most of the songs on this album are over played they’re over played for a good reason, THEY ARE GREAT HARD ROCKING SONGS!. One song I do wanna mention is Shake A Leg, it’s the most under appreciated song on the album with the best riff, solo, and vocal range, seriously Brian’s vocals on that song are absolutely incredible. The fact that people say this album sucks makes me laugh so hard.
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From 03/10/2022 16:43
A lot of people don't like this album because it's simple, it's catchy and it has balls. Well, good for you and that's exactly why I like it so much. This is the best rock album ever as far as I'm concerned. If you think I'm wrong just show me one album that rocks like this one does.
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70/100
From 03/08/2022 16:35
Tough album to review. AC/DC deserves a ton of credit for the creation of iconic riffs and song structures. When it works together well, their songs are unmistakable and unforgettable.

Then there’s Given [sic] The Dog A Bone. Pure, indefensible trash.

What I find particularly interesting is that in this album’s best songs, the beginning of each is sparse, marked by an unmistakable and simple sound. Not sure what that means, but it’s noticeable.
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From 02/15/2022 02:49
Surprised at the rank of this album. I used to love some AC/DC songs when I was like, 12 years old. I just saw that this album sold 25 million copies in America, so as a 24 year old I decided to give it a listen. It is some of the most boring, brain dead music I’ve ever heard, the type of shit 25 million Americans would love. No wonder I liked this when I was a kid. I can’t imagine how any adult could enjoy this. It’s tasteless, boring, and the lyrics are something out of a 12 year olds rock n roll dream. This album is corporate 80s rock at its pinnacle.
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75/100
From 01/08/2022 13:52
I've scored this up a bit from when I first heard it a few years back - although I do recall the singles at the time and probably even quite liked them without this sort of heavy rock being what I was into then or now. But I really enjoyed this album - maybe Rockers might think it is a bit poppy but that suits my entry level
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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. 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
17. Gaucho by Steely Dan
18. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
19. Sound Affects by The Jam
20. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
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