Tracy Chapman (album) by Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 458th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 513 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (63rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (458th)
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Tracy Chapman is ranked as the best album by Tracy Chapman.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 513 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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75/100
From 07/04/2018 19:27
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80/100
From 05/21/2018 06:20
Brilliant debut album.
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80/100
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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90/100
From 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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90/100
From 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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85/100
From 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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90/100
From 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 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 05/02/2015 13:12
Not in the best 500 ever?!?
There's something wrong here.
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