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Tracy Chapman (album) by Tracy Chapman 

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Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman (1988)
Overall rank: 492nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 447 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 1988 (7th)
Top 100 albums of the 1980s (70th)
Top 500 albums of all time (492nd)

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 447 votes)
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80/100
From emptysquares 07/04/2018 19:27
It is often claimed that this album helped usher in the era of political correctness. It is certainly true that the strong lyricism contained in the song "Behind the Wall" is known to have influenced Donald Trump's political agenda and also the hit "Fast Car" was a strong influence on a young Jeremy Clarkson.
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From Johnnyo 05/21/2018 06:20
Brilliant debut album.
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From Brad1770 12/29/2017 23:01
This album still sounds great today, it currently sits at BEA 501 Overall and 100% deserves to sit inside the top 500

I recall seeing Tracy Chapman live at the zenith of this albums mass popularity. It was at a large many thousand venue & we sat waiting for TC to appear & when she did it was just her, with one microphone, one acoustic guitar and a single chair for the entire gig ( in fact she sat down for the entire performance) . The ultimate intimate gig for a stadium. Needless to say the crowd sat spell bound and you could have heard a pin drop. Oh and Tracy barely spoke 2 words the whole night her shyness was palpable, she just sat on that chair & let her music do the talking. Whenever I hear this album it always takes me back to that night and one of the most unique concerts I ever had the privilege of attending. And yes this is a fantastic album.
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From HarryLuke 09/06/2016 01:45
God. You cannot listen to this woman sing and not be moved to near tears. Fast Car is on my ban list, it does not go on rotation when I shuffle my library. I just cant listen to that song without breaking down inside. Listen to this album at your own risk.
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90/100
From garycottier 06/03/2016 20:38
One of the surprise hits of the eighties, Tracy Chapman's debut is a beautiful album of lovely songs. Fast car, is off course a classic, one of the best songs of the 1980's, but there are plenty of other great songs here; talkin' bout a revolution, mountain o' things, for my lover, across the lines, and, for you. Great songs, just a pity Chapman never seemed to able to come any where near it on her other releases. Superb record.
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From razumov 05/28/2016 07:50
Greats songs...Baby can I hold you.....Talkin' about the revolution....For my lover .....If not now.....Across the lines
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From Tamthebam 08/05/2015 14:34
A great debut from someone who was described as a new discovery after performing at a Free Nelson Mandela concert in the late 80's. She has never quite topped this album. Every track is 80/100 or better. Fast Car , Across The Lines , For My Lover, Baby Can I Hold You & If Not Now.... being the best.
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From jhuik 07/30/2015 12:42
Picked up a new copy of this lately and it is still a beauty. Very heartfelt lyrics and straightforward message delivered by a really great voice. Fast Car is stellar and this is a very solid album.
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From Mez123 05/19/2015 03:03
Loved this album upon hearing it upon release. Just resonated, the stories, strife, delivery. Lot of memories with this record. A+ MEZ
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From Juneof44 05/02/2015 13:12
Not in the best 500 ever?!?
There's something wrong here.
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