Birds Of Fire (album) by Mahavishnu Orchestra

Birds Of Fire
Birds Of Fire by Mahavishnu Orchestra (1973)
Overall rank: 2,374th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 157 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1973 (52nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (459th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,374th)
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Mahavishnu Orchestra bestography

Birds Of Fire is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Mahavishnu Orchestra on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Mahavishnu Orchestra is The Inner Mounting Flame which is ranked number 1203 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,475.

Mahavishnu Orchestra album bestography « Higher ranked (1,203rd) This album (2,374th) Lower ranked (7,235th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 157 votes)
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01/22/2020 23:59 francisfloyd99  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 29686/100
 
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01/09/2020 23:49 MitchWind93  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 91484/100
 
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11/02/2019 17:31 platus  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,79571/100
 
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10/17/2019 18:00 Lisandro  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,47374/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 79.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.7.

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From garycottier 08/06/2016 16:21
Top rock jazz. Great instrumentation and solid grooves make this a classic of the fusion genre.
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From discojets1 06/29/2016 15:10
I love jazz fusion and this album is one of the best jazz fusion albums there is. My only concern about it is that sometimes it gets to hectic and chaotic. The musicianship is fantastic. John McLaughlin is fantastic, and Billy Cobham is a monster.
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From AAL2014 07/20/2015 15:53
In my opinion one of the great instrumental albums of all time. Certainly a huge influence on the fusion scene back in the early 70's. Billy Cobham's drumming influenced a legion of drummers including Phil Collins in the legendary prog days of Genesis.
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From Error Finn 03/27/2012 13:22
"Mahi-Mahi Orchestra", said Bill Murray in Crossroads Concert 2007, when he introduced John McLaughlin.
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