Avalon (studio album) by Roxy Music

Avalon by Roxy Music
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 490th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 612 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1982 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (70th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (490th)

Roxy Music bestography

Avalon is ranked as the best album by Roxy Music.

Roxy Music album bestography « Higher ranked This album (490th) Lower ranked (493rd) »
-AvalonFor Your Pleasure

Upcoming concerts

Jun
12
Wed
20:00
The Jacksons
Seminole Center, Immokalee, United States. United States
Tickets from $85.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Jun
12
Wed
20:30
The Queef Jerky Countrywide World Tour
The Foundry, Philadelphia, United States. United States
Tickets from $20.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Jul
06
Sat
19:30
Norah Jones
Artpark Mainstage Theater, Lewiston, United States. United States
Tickets from $46.15 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Avalon on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Avalon track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Track pick
Rating: 87 (161 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
3.
Track pick
Rating: 85 (146 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 76 (76 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 78 (80 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 78 (82 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 80 (77 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 78 (81 votes)Comments: 0
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Avalon rankings

Avalon collection

Avalon ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 612 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings 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 612 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
70/100
 Report rating
05/05/2024 16:46 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,97782/100
 
80/100
 Report rating
04/29/2024 19:00 DaaN  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 47078/100
 
65/100
 Report rating
04/20/2024 17:49 Tuur  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 93167/100
 
100/100
 Report rating
04/19/2024 02:05 ScrumpyArbuckle  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,13278/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
04/08/2024 13:55 jackharrison21  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 31683/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.7/100, a mean average of 77.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.1.

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

Avalon comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 28 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
80/100
From 09/28/2022 11:23
Nice, early 80s album, not as wild as their 70s work, but still instrumentals are decent.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 04/24/2022 15:07
I knew the Avalon Single from the time but had never really been into Ferry's suave delivery. However, I gave this album a listen soon after the For Your Pleasure from 73 (which I was really surprised with and loved) - and it doesn't quite stand up to that, it is however still pleasant and enjoyable. I really enjoyed India
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
65/100
From 04/24/2022 00:01
I find this album to be a little bit bare at times and I always struggled to connect with some of the slower songs. With that being said when this record is good it is amazing. The highlights for me are More Than This and the title track both of which are very rich and enjoyable. There are a few other cuts after that which are good but then the rest for me feels like filler. I found myself being quite uninterested and very easily distracted when revisiting this album. It is quite repetitive and is lacking that edge to really get me behind the sound. Overall, this might be one of those records I am very wrong about but I just can't get into the music.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 01/05/2021 02:52
I think it's a sign of growing old that I like this album, which I can't imagine 15, 20 or even 30-year-old me saying.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
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)
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
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
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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)

Iconic

70 Going Out At The Top Of Your Games Out Of 100
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 06/22/2017 15:01
Absolut Class, goosebumps with Powerfull headphones
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

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

Your feedback for Avalon

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
3. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
4. Pornography by The Cure
5. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
6. Avalon by Roxy Music
7. 1999 by Prince
8. Rio by Duran Duran
9. Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
10. The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
11. Combat Rock by The Clash
12. Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
13. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
14. Peter Gabriel IV by Peter Gabriel
15. English Settlement by XTC
16. Big Science by Laurie Anderson
17. Screaming For Vengeance by Judas Priest
18. Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall
19. Bad Brains by Bad Brains
20. The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
Back to Top