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Fire Of Unknown Origin (album) by Blue Öyster Cult

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Fire Of Unknown Origin
Fire Of Unknown Origin by Blue Öyster Cult (1981)
Overall rank: 4,354th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 92 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1981 (81st)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (683rd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,354th)

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Blue Öyster Cult bestography

Fire Of Unknown Origin is ranked 4th best out of 23 albums by Blue Öyster Cult on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Blue Öyster Cult is Secret Treaties which is ranked number 2113 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,040.

Blue Öyster Cult album bestography « Higher ranked (4,098th) This album (4,354th) Lower ranked (5,380th) »
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76/100 (from 92 votes)
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80/100
As a teenager this vinyl saw a lot of spins and having recently given it a good clean I am pleased that it plays as well as ever. I don't think I would describe any of the tracks as weak. Joan Crawford and Burnin for You are my favourite tracks.
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The last truly great BOC record. Martin Birch turns in a great job behind the board. For BOC, it is one of their more consistently heavy records...and love that album cover.
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From Fischman
The first three cuts alone make a great album. Then throw in Joan Crawford and a host of other solid songs and this is a BOC classic.
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From Gxbry
One of my favorite album and mémoires !
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From junodog4
Inconsistent, but still makes me happy.
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From dlemond
Excellent BOC album. Great way of changing with the times but still staying with their own sound. Joan Crawford, Psychic Wars, Vengeance, Burnin For You are faves.
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Not quite sure where to place an album that has songs as great as “Burnin' for You” and “Joan Crawford” and songs as cheesy as “After Dark” and “Sole Survivor.” And, speaking of cheesy, “Heavy Metal: The Black And Silver” would be right at home on a Spinal Tap album. But that’s fairly typical of BOC: their best material is very rewarding and their worst is pretty tough to take.
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Awesome album with top notch lyrics.
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