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#1 Record (album) by Big Star 

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#1 Record
#1 Record by Big Star (1972)
Overall rank: 435th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 411 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1972 (11th)
Top albums of the 1970s (107th)
Top 500 albums of all time (435th)

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 411 votes)
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80/100
From planetneutral 01/15/2018 13:51
I could see this becoming my favorite album ever. It's not there yet.
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90/100
From Diomed 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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From cmoshier 09/08/2017 15:44
best tracks: the ballad of el goodo, my life is right
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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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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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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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