Building The Perfect Beast (album) by Don Henley

Building The Perfect Beast
Building The Perfect Beast by Don Henley (1984)
Overall rank: 5,265th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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69/100 (from 101 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1984 (85th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (792nd)
Award Best albums of all time (5,265th)
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Don Henley bestography

Building The Perfect Beast is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by Don Henley on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Don Henley is The End Of The Innocence which is ranked number 4243 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 314.

Don Henley album bestography « Higher ranked (4,243rd) This album (5,265th) Lower ranked (5,265th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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69/100 (from 101 votes)
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This album has a mean average rating of 67.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 68.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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From prego9816 01/24/2017 15:05
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 6
High: 1, 2, 7, 9, 10
Neutral: 3-5, 8, 11
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75/100
From Coconut 03/17/2016 10:31
This album is easy to trash. The production sounds dated and it's about 50% filler material. That said there are some great tracks on here. Mr. Henley should have spent more time refining the rest of the record.
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60/100
From junodog4 01/20/2016 03:51
Meh... It's alright, but short of a great single, there's not much else. All She Wants To Do Is Dance is grating.
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65/100
From gtroda 09/08/2014 02:56
Best Track: The Boys of Summer
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From timtooky 04/10/2014 19:40
awfully filled single.
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From 10/29/2013 14:40
Completly different from the Eagles sound. Some nice tracks.
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From Jasonconfused 02/02/2013 06:26
Not really sure how this was a hit album. A couple decent songs, but overall pretty weak.
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From paladisiac 08/17/2012 16:13
This album is baffling. One minute he offers a solid song like "the boys of summer" or "sunset grill", and the next a batsh|t awful song like the title track or "you're not drinking enough" (oh, the irony!). It's like he was intermittently sniffing markers or 10w40 or somethin'... Anyway, his misguided ideas do their best to kill some album tracks (like the harmonies at the end of "drivin' with your eyes closed). Overall, i guess i should give him some points for not sticking to rock template (although john fogerty wants his "boys of summer" track back), but holy uneven album batman!
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From Romanelli 05/22/2011 23:46
Another 80's album that has not aged well. The keyboards alone are worth knocking off a half star.
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