Slow Dazzle (studio album) by John Cale

Slow Dazzle by John Cale
Year: 1975
Overall rank: 13,000th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 43 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1975 (178th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,839th)
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John Cale bestography

Slow Dazzle is ranked 10th best out of 41 albums by John Cale on

The best album by John Cale is Paris 1919 which is ranked number 758 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,399.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 43 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.2.

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From 03/09/2018 17:08
A truly dazzling album (pun fully intended), John Cale's second Island album is a very fun listen. The only really weak track is the forgettable ‘Dirty Ass Rock and Roll’, but that’s the only skipper.

The best tracks are the opener 'Mr. Wilson', Cale's near perfect cover of 'Heartbreak Hotel', the brilliantly bitter ‘Guts’ and the atmospheric closer 'The Jeweller'.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
18. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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