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#1 Record (album) by Big Star

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#1 Record
#1 Record by Big Star (1972)
Overall rank: 405th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 475 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1972 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (102nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (405th)

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#1 Record is ranked as the best album by Big Star.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 475 votes)
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90/100
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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85/100
Definitely works as a throwback album to some popular sounds at the time.
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90/100
#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
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
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
I could see this becoming my favorite album ever. It's not there yet.
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90/100
best tracks: the ballad of el goodo, my life is right
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80/100
#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
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
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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