Avalon (studio album) by Roxy Music

Avalon
Avalon by Roxy Music
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 503rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 531 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (75th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (503rd)

Roxy Music bestography

Avalon is ranked 2nd best out of 17 albums by Roxy Music on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Roxy Music is For Your Pleasure which is ranked number 497 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,890.

Roxy Music album bestography « Higher ranked (497th) This album (503rd) Lower ranked (814th) »
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Avalon track list

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 531 votes)
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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 79.1/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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80/100
From 01/07/2020 19:47
Awesome final studio album before they disbanded. So glad I saw them live in '83 and again in '01; what a treat.
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90/100
From 12/30/2018 15:29
Álbum forte, com visão de futuro. Percebe-se elementos muito usados em bandas post-punk e de rock alternativo (como o U2 e o R.E.M - já citado por um colega)
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From 08/17/2018 08:56
One of the most positive Records ever ,No weak tracks here åt all .Perpaps one of the best records ever after all Radioheads amazing albums
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70/100
From 04/02/2018 09:27
Roxy Musics 8th and final studio in Avalon full stops their career on an absolute high note , I hate it when the greats go out with a whimper (I'm looking at you R.E.M)

As a child of the 80's Avalon was always there but I never really considered it a classic album until recently which of course it is . No bad track here , even the 2 instrumental tracks fit perfectly in rhythm with the over all album flow

As a side note the album cover features Brian Ferry's girlfriend wearing a medieval helmet and holding a Falcon whilst overlooking a lake in Ireland next to which much of the album was written , I only mention this as I always wondered where the cover originated , its rather beautiful IMO . Oh and Avalon continued Roxy Musics fetish to feature a woman on its album cover ("Roxy Music" 72 Tick , "For Your Pleasure" 73 Tick , "Stranded" 73 tick , "Country Life" 74 Tick Tick , "Siren" 75 Tick , "Viva Roxy Music" 77 Tick , "Manifesto" 79 Tick , "Flesh And Blood" 80 Tick Tick)

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70 Going Out At The Top Of Your Games Out Of 100
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95/100
From 03/10/2018 10:45
Absolutely brilliant album! Not a weak track in sight. From the superb opener to the amazing title track through to 'Tara' this is first class.
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100/100
From 06/22/2017 15:01
Absolut Class, goosebumps with Powerfull headphones
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95/100
From 02/21/2017 08:51
This album was made as the background noise for lovin'.
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95/100
From 12/28/2016 06:28
Apologies for my random first comment. This is a great album, a fine example of romantic art rock from the 1980s.
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From 09/16/2016 02:18
Stylish and smooth but upon visiting the lyric page just a little bit vacuous.
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Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
4. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
5. Pornography by The Cure
6. 1999 by Prince
7. Avalon by Roxy Music
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