Glass Houses (studio album) by Billy Joel

Glass Houses
Glass Houses by Billy Joel
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,401st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 250 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (34th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (218th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,401st)
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Billy Joel bestography

Glass Houses is ranked 2nd best out of 23 albums by Billy Joel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Billy Joel is The Stranger which is ranked number 259 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,638.

Billy Joel album bestography « Higher ranked (259th) This album (1,401st) Lower ranked (1,528th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 250 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 75.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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85/100
From 06/23/2020 13:19
Great album all around! "Don't Ask My Why" is one of my favorites.
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From 01/06/2020 17:48
Side One is terrific, side 2 not so good though, Still Rock n' Roll standout track and I like Leyna.
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From 04/05/2016 14:48
Billy Joel's punk/new wave record. It's a much more cynical and angry Joel than on previous albums, and it's an excellent example of a seventies superstar moving into the 'new sound funny' of the eighties. Two of the tracks are off course out and out Joel classics. You may be right, and, especially, it's still rock'n'roll to me, show an artist with still something to say. Other highlights are the cool rock of, I don't want to be alone, the new wavy, just a fantasy, and the brilliant, all for Leyna, possibly the album's best song. Other standouts are, the dirty rock of, close to the borderline, and the flamenco/folk rock of, don't ask me why. For older fans, there's also a couple of nice ballads too. All in all, it's a solid and consistent album, one of Billy Joel's best.
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From 12/26/2014 01:44
Solid album, I find some tracks here underrated
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From 08/18/2014 19:36
Billy Joel adds a little more rock to his usual brand of pop, relying much less on piano than previous albums. As a pop/rock answer to the punk rock of the time ("it's still rock and roll to me"!), it's a solid album, with a very good first half which falls apart a bit in the 2nd.
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From 07/11/2014 22:20
This one is actually my favorite Billy Joel album.
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From 04/14/2014 17:29
Good songs. I liked 'All For Leyna'.
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45/100
From 03/11/2014 21:53
billy joel: what you get is exactly what you expected: solid songs. this one slackens towards the end.
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From 07/01/2012 16:44
First half of this album : total home runs. Second half: not so much.
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