Tarkus (studio album) by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Tarkus
Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 1,508th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 251 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1971 (42nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (308th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,508th)
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer bestography

Tarkus is ranked 2nd best out of 13 albums by Emerson, Lake & Palmer on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer is Brain Salad Surgery which is ranked number 1137 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,605.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 251 votes)
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09/19/2020 13:09 Lisandro  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,05175/100
 
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08/18/2020 19:50 roberto71  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,53570/100
 
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07/31/2020 02:21 Stover75  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,39283/100

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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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80/100
From 02/22/2020 06:23
really good prog rock
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85/100
From 12/02/2018 19:54
This album is the epitome of prog greatness. It is complex, epic, virtuosic, challenging... yet listenable and compelling.a seminal masterpiece of the genre.
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65/100
From 02/10/2018 09:23
I much prefer this album to 'Pictures at an Exibition'. It is a more melodic and cohesive affair. I particularly like 'Battlefield' which give 'Yes' and 'Genesis' a run for their money. I am not so keen on the way Keith Emerson chose to play his Moog, for example 'Aquatarkus' is a very 'plinky plonky' affair, great on a honky tonk piano but not on a Moog.Great honky took piano on 'Bitches Crystal' by the way. ELP albums don't really flow given that tracks move from Church organ led to honky tonk piano led to plinky plonk Moog led. Fantastic musicians, but I often get a sense they all wanted to showcase their singular abilities rather than gel as a unit.
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70/100
From 11/22/2017 20:46
Great, but if wasn´t for the title track tha album would be nothing.
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From 07/21/2017 16:16
All very competent but slightly overrated. Still, it is one of their best records, although could you honestly get away with this today?
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From 02/12/2017 11:31
I bought Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer on 27/12/2000 from on CD for £4.99 The version I have is on the record label Essential catalogue number ESM CD 340 It entered the UK charts on 19/06/1971 and got to number 1 spending a total of 17 weeks on the chart.
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90/100
From 01/24/2017 18:39
Their most consistent by far. Probably their best overall.
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From 01/24/2017 15:09
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 1, 3, 5
High: 2, 4, 6, 7
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100/100
From 12/31/2016 11:06
R.I.P. Greg Lake, Poole's greatest ever rock star (only rock star ?).
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From 12/25/2016 21:53
Great album. One of their best
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Imagine by John Lennon
14. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
15. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
16. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
17. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
18. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
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20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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