Escape (studio album) by Journey

Escape
Escape by Journey
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,579th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 209 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1981 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (243rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,579th)
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JOURNEY ESCAPE 1981 ROCK CD DON’T STOP BELIEVIN
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Live in Houston 1981: Escape Tour by Journey (CD, 2005, Sony)
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Journey bestography

Escape is ranked as the best album by Journey.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 209 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 70.2/100, a mean average of 69.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 70.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.1.

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85/100
From 08/17/2020 19:08
An amazing collection of songs! Rating (87.00)
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From 03/23/2018 03:56
100% pure 80's cheese.
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From 06/25/2017 17:48
Quite easily the best album of 1981 and second best Journey album. They were so full of confidence here and the songs just explode with energy. Steve Perry is one of the best ever rock singers and he is absolutely on fire here. The last two songs will give you goosebumps since Steve's singing is out of this world.
Oh and the opener is one of the greatest songs of the 80's.
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From 11/03/2016 20:26
great vocals and guitar, f*&^ these haters. they just think they're cool to hate on w/e is/was the billboard #1 album. oh and I remember liking the atari game, and I first played it in the mid-90's, so f*&^ that guy too!
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70/100
From 05/31/2016 15:06
Irritating but addictive. You could not escape this album in 1981. I gave it ten extra points for spawning a rather crappy Atari 2600 game of the same name.
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From 06/03/2015 12:53
For critical reasons, I can only give this album a 70, and even that's being generous, but you don't have to be an ironic, hipster-type to let go of your critical prejudices and just enjoy what Journey did here. Keyboardist Gregg Rollie left and was replaced by Jonathan Cain, and the songs show a marked change in direction. It was Cain who brought "Open Arms" with him and would later write "Faithfully". Any pretensions of being strictly hard rockers were dropped. But so what? When you've got a vocalist like Steve Perry, you need to play to your strengths and for the next three albums they would do just that. Check out Perry's performance of "Mother Father" live from this tour (Houston), then tell me Journey wasn't clicking on all cylinders at this point.
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From 03/31/2015 04:09
This is squeeze. Boring! The song "Open Arms" really gets on my nerves.
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From 02/07/2015 03:39
South Detroit would be Windsor, Ontario. Just pointing that out.
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From 09/01/2014 03:45
"open arms" was my senior prom theme, and although i'm not particularly fond of the song, the album definitely takes me back to that era.
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From 03/27/2014 16:33
most songs on this aor-record are what aor was invented for: positive-cheerful-slick or gentle-romantic. all is suitable for the masses. many music-lovers will find this repellent. if you are more laid-back in this respect you maybe will find some agreeable tunes on it.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
6. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
7. Damaged by Black Flag
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Dare by The Human League
10. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
11. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
12. Deceit by This Heat
13. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
14. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
15. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
16. Youth Of America by Wipers
17. Killers by Iron Maiden
18. Face Value by Phil Collins
19. Movement by New Order
20. Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
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