#1 Record (album) by Big Star

#1 Record
#1 Record by Big Star
Year: 1972
Overall rank: 397th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 512 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (101st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (397th)
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#1 Record is ranked as the best album by Big Star.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 512 votes)
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05/09/2020 23:11 Marswolf68  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 84777/100
 
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05/09/2020 17:34 Jameth  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,51269/100
 
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04/16/2020 22:15 martintho  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,22174/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 82.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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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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Rating:  
90/100
From 04/23/2019 06:43
An absolute classic
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90/100
From 09/25/2018 03:15
My dad introduced me to this album at age ten and I haven’t looked back. What a solid collection of classic southern power pop/rock. Take out the unnecessary closing track and you’ve got a near perfect record. I cannot overstate its influence on alternative music. Still sounds fresh today. Great stuff
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Rating:  
85/100
From 09/21/2018 12:38
Definitely works as a throwback album to some popular sounds at the time.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 08/01/2018 09:24
#1 Record is an undeniable slam dunk masterpiece , its production values continues to blow my mind today

For me musically this album is my Big Bang , my Primordial Soup , my Garden Of Eden , this is where the sound track to my life all began

# 1 Record was released in 1972 which directly influenced my all time favourite band R.E.M , followed by my beloved The Replacements around the same time . Then other favourites of mine are beholden to Big Star - Teenage Fanclub , Wilco , Primal Scream , The Cramps and of course Jeff Buckley

This albums influence continues to cast a Beatle-esque shadow some 46 years on

Don't worry about what could have been with Big Star , instead enjoy what IS which is an almost perfect album bar Hummels "The India Song"

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90/100
From 07/21/2018 12:36
As the name suggests, this album should have been quite successful. Unfortunately, things didn't work out well, therefore, of all the bands that I've ever listened to, Big Star is the one with the smallest fanbase. Their music is quite catchy and upbeat, apparently belonging to a sub-genre known as "power pop". The 1970s was by far the best decade in music history, and this band is no exception when it comes to underrated talented artists.
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95/100
From 07/01/2018 00:37
I'm another one who came late to the Big Star party but glad I showed up. It's a shame this band never got the exposure it deserved. "Thirteen" alone should have been a monster hit.
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80/100
From 01/15/2018 13:51
I could see this becoming my favorite album ever. It's not there yet.
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From 01/04/2018 04:07
I must admit that I am "late to the party" as far as this album is concerned. Not surprising, given none of the tracks received any airplay at all during my growing up years. (Or since then)
And that's a tragedy, because everything about the record is remarkable: great harmonies, great band, great writing. This should've been a contender for album of the year in '72.
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90/100
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Best Albums of 1972
1. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
2. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
3. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
4. Harvest by Neil Young
5. Close To The Edge by Yes
6. Transformer by Lou Reed
7. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
8. Machine Head by Deep Purple
9. Foxtrot by Genesis
10. Ege Bamyasi by Can
11. #1 Record by Big Star
12. Can't Buy A Thrill by Steely Dan
13. Clube Da Esquina by Milton Nascimento / Lô Borges
14. Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
15. Acabou Chorare by Novos Baianos
16. Talking Book by Stevie Wonder
17. Neu! by Neu!
18. Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band
19. Roxy Music by Roxy Music
20. Made In Japan by Deep Purple
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