"As we get older and stop making sense"

- Talking Heads
 

Back In Black (album) by AC/DC 

This album At A Glance
Back In Black
Back In Black by AC/DC (1980)
Overall rank: 97th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,442 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1980 (3rd)
Top 20 albums of the 1980s (13th)
Top 100 albums of all time (97th)

Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.
Sorry, no matches on eBay for "Back In Black AC/DC".
See full search results on eBay

  My favourite store:  

AC/DC bestography

Back In Black is ranked as the best album by AC/DC.

AC/DC album bestography « Higher ranked This album (97th) Lower ranked (347th) »
-Back In BlackHighway To Hell

Members who like this album also like: Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, The Wall by Pink Floyd and London Calling by The Clash.

Listen to Back In Black on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Back In Black rankings

Back In Black ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,442 votes)
  Ratings distribution  Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,442 ratings for this album.

Rating
Date logged
Member
No. album ratings
Avg. album rating
 
80/100
4 days ago
76/100
 
80/100
10/17/2018 12:35
80/100
 
70/100
10/15/2018 23:44
75/100
 
100/100
10/15/2018 19:02
79/100
 
55/100
10/14/2018 03:45
68/100

Related links: , top albums of the 1980s, top albums of 1980.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating.

Back In Black comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 106 comments | Most Helpful First | Newest First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
55/100
From bonnequestion 10/14/2018 03:51
This album sucks, but it's also good. Why? It's repetitive and not very original. But it sounds good. The songs are mostly bad, but if you listen to them one at a time, you might like them because they're full of energy and very well produced. The problem is that this album is more or less 10 times the same song. The hits are good, the fillers suck, but they are always based on the same beat, the same power chords/riffs and the same stupid lyrics about sex or booze. However, I really like how the drums sound in this album, same for the guitars.

Lyrics: 0/10
Creativity: 0/10
Energy: 10/10
Production value: 10/10
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
50/100
From antaiospiano 09/21/2018 10:09
Gee, never heard this sound before... at least they don’t equate the amount of notes to quality like a lot of ‘80s bands that followed, but yet the solos are not very - no - very not creative.
It’s clear where Axl Rose got his vocals from, which makes that band even less original than I thought it was. But back to AC/DC: it’s also clear where they got their vocals from: Led Zeppelin. But Plant was inspired by soul and actually understands that ‘wildness’ is not just the reciting of simple melodies with a funny screeching voice, but it actually requires some creativity.
Again, the creativity is the problem with their music. Every part of the band does exactly what you would expect from it, no surprises. “But you just don’t get it, it’s simplistic, it’s supposed to be this way”. No, that’s The Stooges’ debut or The Beatles’ Rubber Soul, because it’s simplistic yet not simple; you can hear creativity; you can get surprised by that music; and even if that weren’t the case, at least their sound was new.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From JimagineL 09/15/2018 04:12
As much as I grew more and more indiferent from AC/DC and their overly bland and dumb lyrics with repetitive sound, I Have to admit, this has to be one of the, If not the greatest comeback in music history.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From Goliath 06/02/2018 17:10
Number 98, but not in the top thousand by ratings. How does that work? It would seem that the higher profile albums are more likely to get into the BEA chart, but 'better' higher rated albums do not. Plot hole I think.....
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (1 helpful | 3 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From kingofstorm 04/17/2018 07:21
Consistent album. Really great stuff. Runs like a Best Of, which is always a good sign. Brian Johnson's vocals aren't as grating as they are on latter album, but Angus, Malcom and Cliff Williams really shine here.

RIP Bon. Rest in Hell you beautiful devil.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From Junomoogmello 03/18/2018 16:04
To come back with an album like this after the death of Bon Scott is quite remarkable really. When you consider the heights they climbed to with Bon Scott on vocals it was quite a risk selecting a replacement who sounded similar. Hats off to Brian Johnson for pulling it off. The opening track is a sizzler, the way the drums and guitars sync to the tolling bell is spot on. Great album for working out to, beats the junk they play through the speakers at the gym any day!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From Sandrof1969 02/17/2018 09:38
Morto Bon Scott, i suoi compagni lo rimpiazzano con quel caterpillar di Brian Johnson e lo commemorano con questo "Back in black". Disco dal suono maggiormente FM rispetto ai precedenti ma comunque ottimo e trascinato verso un successo planetario e ad oggi ancora in corso dalle due hits costituite dalla canzone omonima e da "You shook me all night long".
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From ecm22 01/24/2018 16:53
Half the album sounds like a greatest hits compilation, the songs are so great and recognisable.

And the ones I hadn't heard are arguably even better!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From Brad1770 01/22/2018 23:49
Australia has 3 National Treasures: The Great Barrier Reef , The Sydney Opera House and ‘ Back In Black ‘

BEA ranked 99 Overall says it all and album number 3 on my odyssey to listen to the BEA top 100 ...twice

A hard rock classic without question, AC/DC not missing a beat post Bon Scott . How’s the opening 4 tracks .. “ Hell’s Bells “ / “ Shoot To Thrill “ / “ How You Get Your Money Honey “ and “ Giving the Dog a Bone” just incredible
And the critics got it correct rating this album

AllMusic: 5 Stars
Blender: 5 Stars
Rolling Stone: 5 Stars

No question AC/DC’ masterpiece a hard rock Masterclass

Rock And Roll An’t Noise Pollution, you better believe it
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
5/100
From aelderyn 01/21/2018 15:12
This comment is beneath your viewing threshold.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -4 votes (2 helpful | 6 unhelpful)

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 106 comments

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment.

Your feedback for Back In Black

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Anonymous
Your rating: Login or register to assign a rating to this album.
Your comment: Login or register to comment on this album.
Login or register to add this album to your favourites.
Buy album United States Amazon   Amazon MP3   eBay   iTunes   Use the iTunes, Amazon or eBay buttons to safely buy this item from one of the world's top online stores.

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. The River by Bruce Springsteen
6. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Pretenders by The Pretenders
9. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Making Movies by Dire Straits
12. Sandinista! by The Clash
13. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
14. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
15. Boy by U2
16. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Blizzard Of Ozz by Ozzy Osbourne
20. Dirty Mind by Prince



Copyright © 2005-2018 BestEverAlbums.com. All rights reserved.    Terms of Use  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Us  |   Advertising  |   RSS Feeds  |   Site Map  |   Hosting by ServInt