Tracy Chapman (studio album) by Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 506th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 610 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (72nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (506th)
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 610 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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80/100
From 09/07/2022 01:10
Solid record
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From 03/24/2022 16:54
Macetou muito nesse primeiro álbum! Que timbre lindo de voz!
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From 01/06/2022 11:37
El debut de Tracy Chapman es uno de los más destacados de la historia. Ninguno de sus discos posteriores está a la altura de este.
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From 11/21/2021 15:28
Like Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Rosanne Cash, Tracy Chapman was among many female folk singer-songwriters that emerged in the new corporate era who were literary and socially conscious.

It's fitting that her debut was released on the Elektra label, the same label that helped non-mainstream singer-songwriters like Mickey Newbury, Nanci Griffith and Sara Hickman.

This is a really fine debut, well worth your time.

A Side: Fast Car
B Side: Baby Can I Hold You
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From 01/18/2021 08:48
Dido the comment below
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From 12/19/2020 17:26
Remarkable songwriting on a debut album.
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From 05/21/2018 06:20
Brilliant debut album.
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From 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 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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