#1 Record (studio album) by Big Star

#1 Record by Big Star
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 381st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 597 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (95th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (381st)
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 597 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.1/100, a mean average of 81.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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85/100
From 07/07/2022 02:16
A little inconsistent, but there are some true gems in here. Overall, I'd say it is a beautiful record.
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75/100
From 05/28/2022 16:23
Just hearing this 50 years after release. I enjoyed this and as noted by many there is influences of rock and pop - I will add the Byrds to the mix and I thought "Feel" had the rock of Led Zepplin but the vocals of The Who!
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100/100
From 05/03/2022 13:02
Well deserving of its cult status. Most indie rock that is popular on this site is directly inspired from the two sides of the same coin: One is the jagged guitars and angsty vocals of Velvet Underground, the other is the jangling guitars and melodic sweetness of Big Star.

This album unfolds like a Southern love letter to the British Invasion: Contents include the melodies of The Beatles, the power chords of The Who, the vocals of Led Zeppelin, the energy of The Rolling Stones and the lyrical romanticism of The Beach Boys.

It's easy to see the influence on 80's alternative artists like REM and The Replacements, who were looking to add melody, passion and substance to their music. It definitely influenced Wilco too, especially with its showcasing of the acoustic guitar. Also interesting is Christian inspiration in some of the lyrics.

Condensed to a 7" Single:
A-Side: Ballad of El Goodo
B-Side: Thirteen
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Rating:  
80/100
From 02/04/2022 12:41
Pretty good record, kinda overlooked, but I am not blown away.
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65/100
From 06/18/2021 14:54
I liked this Christian messages folk a bit mostly rock a little country
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90/100
From 03/26/2021 00:47
Grande clássico, merecia o pódio!
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65/100
From 12/14/2020 17:30
At parts it's rocking, at parts it slows down with beautiful ballads, enjoyable pop music throughout. "The India Song" stands out for me.
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90/100
From 09/16/2020 21:07
I need to listen to this like a million more times, this is the kind of album that should be memorized.
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90/100
From 06/15/2020 05:13
Great work reminds me of That 70s Show In the Streets is a hammer track and by Thirteen you feel with Donna at the end of the show.
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60/100
From 03/29/2020 10:16
Ya the opening track is just Led Zep. A bit more polished though (which isn't necessarily a good thing); as if The Beatles produced Led Zeppelin. But god damn is it fun and I enjoy every track to some extent. The rest of the songs basically switch between Beatles and Led Zeppelin (occasionally Love); basically, more ballad -> more Beatle, more hard rock -> more Led Zep. I recommend everyone who enjoys rock of a more pop nature to give this a listen.
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2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
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6. Transformer by Lou Reed
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