Overkill (album) by Motörhead

Overkill
Overkill by Motörhead (1979)
Overall rank: 1,901st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 1970s (392nd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,901st)

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Motörhead bestography

Overkill is ranked 2nd best out of 33 albums by Motörhead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Motörhead is Ace Of Spades which is ranked number 840 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,090.

Motörhead album bestography « Higher ranked (840th) This album (1,901st) Lower ranked (3,724th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Ace Of Spades by Motörhead, Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd and The Wall by Pink Floyd.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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From VictorVale 01/26/2019 10:49
Rock 'n' Roll, mesmo que pesado, é o mais puro rock!
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From Killerviolin 11/05/2018 05:24
Absolute ass kicker. Best Motorhead album, and a great HARD ROCK album. Full of great tracks, attitude, and badass-ery from Lemmy.
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From Goliath 01/23/2018 17:33
Add two tracks; 'Motorhead' and 'Ace of Spades' and you have The Best of Motorhead. Maybe 'I Got Mine' as well.
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From LedZep 07/30/2017 14:23
In fact this may be the first metal album... Black Sabbath was bluesy doom metal or something, Judas Priest still had elements of prog and classic rock, Led Zeppelin, Rainbow and Deep Purple aren't REALLY metal, but this fast paces monster may be the first fast and loud metal album. Well just my opinion
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From martintho 10/29/2015 23:16
this IS the best motorhead album. period
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From Decurso 09/11/2014 12:21
Very appropriately titled! Nothing but relentlessly fast and loud rock and roll tunes.The title track, Stay Clean and No Class are the high points, and even the slower numbers (Capricorn and Metropolis) rock!
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From Jasonconfused 11/15/2012 22:53
Ahhhhhh what an opening track!! And still this album doesn't slow down as it goes! One of the most influential albums to the thrash metal genre and all of rock n roll for that matter (Since Motorhead ARE rock n roll) ;)
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From Bork 07/20/2010 19:47
Solid metal album. Motorhead came along with a sound that hadn't been heard before that is still enjoyable today. Capricorn and Metropolis are the only weak spots on an otherwise perfect rocker.
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Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
8. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
9. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
12. Specials by The Specials
13. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
14. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
15. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
16. The B-52's by The B-52's
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. Setting Sons by The Jam
19. Y by The Pop Group
20. 154 by Wire


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