Overkill (studio album) by Motörhead

Overkill by Motörhead
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 1,642nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 234 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1979 (29th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (328th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,642nd)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Brand new sealed Motorhead-OVERKILL / BOMBER-*SEALED* RSD 7" 2LP-vinyl
Condition: New


eBay
eBay
MOTORHEAD OVERKILL GREEN VINYL LIMITED
Condition: Used


eBay
eBay
MOTORHEAD - OVERKILL (DELUXE EDITION) (3 LP) NEW VINYL
Condition: New


  My favourite store:  

Motörhead bestography

Overkill is ranked 2nd best out of 34 albums by Motörhead on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Motörhead is Ace Of Spades which is ranked number 793 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,296.

Motörhead album bestography « Higher ranked (793rd) This album (1,642nd) Lower ranked (3,176th) »
Ace Of SpadesOverkillNo Sleep 'Til Hammersmith

Upcoming concerts

Dec
29
Fri
19:00
Black Flag
House of Blues San Diego, San Diego, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Dec
09
Sat
18:00
Shane Smith & The Saints Ugly Christmas Sweater Party 2023
White Oak Music Hall - Pulse Power , Houston, United States. United States
Tickets from $31.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Feb
04
Sun
19:00
Greensky Bluegrass
The Paramount, Huntington, United States. United States
Tickets from $29.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Overkill on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Overkill track list

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

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Track pick
Rating: 89 (79 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Rating: 84 (61 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 80 (48 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Track pick
Rating: 85 (61 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 83 (54 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 80 (50 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 81 (50 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 81 (47 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Overkill rankings

Overkill collection

Overkill ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 234 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 234 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
45/100
 Report rating
41 hours ago rafaelcalazans  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,80151/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
12/05/2023 07:28 GeorgeW93  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4278/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
11/08/2023 13:53 Jboy56  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,91379/100
 
95/100
 Report rating
11/05/2023 19:17 ScotishSteve420  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 34483/100
 
55/100
 Report rating
09/27/2023 14:22 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,89259/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.2/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.2.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Overkill comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 13 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
80/100
From 02/07/2023 19:23
Lemmy war right. They are a rock n roll band. I do not hear the grandiosity of metal, but rather the carpe diem and simplicity of hard-rock with the rawness and attitude of punk. Their statement, and a great one, but also feels like their only one.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 02/06/2023 20:30
Great album with short tracks, absolutely powerful, my favourite motorhead record and my top20 heavy metal albums....
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 06/11/2022 08:35
Great, influential heavy metal album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 09/04/2020 00:50
One of the early albums, first with the classic 3 amigos. Hard and heavy but they were still finding there way and sound. Lot of great songs but personally I prefer what they did after this. This is the blueprint of what they were to become.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 09/29/2019 09:34
Best Motorhead album in my opinion, from the opening tracks fast double bass drum and bass driving rhythm foundation to the more 'melodic' Capricorn and 'Metropolis'. Tracks like Overkill and No Class deliver raw riffery like a pile driver through granite! Tracks like Damage Case and Metropolis serve up a good measure of splintering guitar soloing which at times make you wonder how such a big sound can come from three instruments. Arguably Lemmy's vocals are an acquired taste, his delivery sounding like he has garbled with hot desert sand and washed his mouth out with TCP! That said, when in the right mood to listen to this album, I thoroughly enjoy it. Personal favourite is Metropolis.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 01/26/2019 10:49
Rock 'n' Roll, mesmo que pesado, é o mais puro rock!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
95/100
From 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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 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.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 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
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 10/29/2015 23:16
this IS the best motorhead album. period
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Overkill

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
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. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
9. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Specials by The Specials
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. 154 by Wire
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. Y by The Pop Group
Back to Top