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#1 Record (album) by Big Star 

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#1 Record
#1 Record by Big Star (1972)
Overall rank: 463rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 360 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1972 (11th)
Top albums of the 1970s (117th)
Top 500 albums of all time (463rd)

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BIG STAR - NO.1 RECORD (REMASTERED) CD 13 TRACKS INTERNATIONAL POP NEW+
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BIG STAR-COMPLETE THIRD-VOLUME 1-DOUBLE LP SET-Download Card-Dream Lover-DownsLP
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' #1 RECORD' by BIG STAR ( ALEX CHILTON ) BIG BEAT LABEL. EX / NR MINT CONDITION
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 360 votes)
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Rating:  
80/100
From TheHutts 01/26/2017 19:39
#1 Record revisited the guitar groups of the 1960s, musically bringing a slightly harder edge to the 1965 sound of The Beatles and The Byrds, but emphasising tunefulness and bringing back a wisful and youthful innocence to songs like ‘Thirteen’ and ‘In The Street’.
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100/100
From CJMishellsan 10/29/2016 18:53
This album changed my life, and these guys could have easily been the next Beatles if their record company didn't screw them over. Every song has that perfect crystallized pop sound that gives me goosebumps, and I think "Give Me Another Chance" has some of the most moving harmonies and lyrics ever, despite Alex Chiltons sometimes wavering singing voice. This is a severely underrated album, and album that SHOULD be placed among the pantheon of classic 70's and sixties pop albums with The Stones & Zeppelin, floyd and others. Perhaps I am exaggerating to some, but I intend to devote much of my time and energy to making sure this album gets more exposure! #1 record baby!!!!
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Rating:  
85/100
From garycottier 06/19/2016 23:02
Classic rock'n'roll. Big star's debut album is full great catchy rock anthems. The vocals are a little over the top, but that's my only complaint. Long live rock'n'roll
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75/100
From jbray 02/29/2016 00:23
I fell like if I had been around to experience this in its context, I could give it the credit it probably deserves. But it just doesn't stand out to me like it seems to for other people. I'll keep listening, and see if that 'moment' ever comes to me. In the meantime, "When My Baby's Beside Me" is weirdly my favorite track.
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90/100
From Mez123 05/20/2015 01:07
Very influential album & Alex is well respected in inner music circles for sure. All 3 Big Star Records are essential. So happy the 3rd has been properly released. A stuff MEZ
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From dlemond 10/01/2014 17:20
An absolute must listen. El Goodo, Thirteen, My Life is Right, Watch the Sunrise, Give Me Another Chance, basically the whole thing is great songwriting, execution and production.
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70/100
From JoaoMoreira 01/10/2014 05:28
This album has 3 amazing compositions: Thirteen, Give Me Another Chance and Watch the Sunrise. Really outstanding tunes.
But it also has those rock songs that are somehow trivial. It feels like they did them to be within the scene.
Overall, a mostly pleasant album.
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Rating:  
90/100
From daftpunter 10/15/2013 03:51
The Replacements, more specifically Paul Westerberg, worshiped Alex Chilton for a reason. Finely crafted pop songs. A terrific album.
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85/100
From NickVolos 10/11/2013 00:30
Beautiful, meticulously produced and very influential. It's a shame they did not get the recognition they truly deserved mostly due to poor distribution by Ardent.

"Big Star will be around for many moons"
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90/100
From jstreets 04/17/2013 22:20
Some incredible career highlights. However, some weaker tracks make this my least favorite of the original Big Star releases. That 70s show has made In the Street a bit of a cliche, but it must have been a thrill to cruise to in its era.
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