Excitable Boy (album) by Warren Zevon

Excitable Boy
Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon (1978)
Overall rank: 926th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 198 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1978 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (218th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (926th)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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From rockinsteve 09/21/2018 05:45
One of THE best pop/rock albums of the late 70's, probably topped only by his own self-titled album from a couple years prior to this one. This album is just fantastic. Warren's vocals never sounded better and the musicianship of the backing band is top notch. Warren's lyrics are probably the best part of this release. Wonderful, bizarre images that WILL last forever in your memory. Boy, we need another Warren Zevon in our music world right now!
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From ironmic40 06/13/2018 01:28
Zevon's juxtaposition of upbeat sing-song music with macabre lyrics on this album is a rare treat. There is also a poignant sincerity to the ballads that is surprising. Definitely recommend the expanded version, as "I Need A Truck" and "Tule's Blues" are hidden gems.
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From Sandrof1969 02/11/2018 13:03
Il titolo dice già tutto: "ragazzo eccitabile" ma non solo, anche appassionato, romantico… Una versione romantica ma mai stucchevole ed anzi dura e fiera nelle atmosfere del rock degli anni settanta.
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From garycottier 05/31/2016 15:01
Warren Zevon's best album. Excitable boy, is a stunning record from an underrated artist. Shades of Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits here on a great record featuring some superb tracks. Johnny strikes up the band, tenderness on the block, and, accidentally like a martyr, are all standouts. Most famous off course is the wonderful, werewolves of London, brilliant. Great quirky rock.
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From Sean 03/18/2015 17:23
Very good album, the Jackson Browne influence is perfect
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From Mez123 10/13/2014 04:29
A Standout album & Zevon's best. Each & every track are real good to great. The one track that took me a while to really appreciate was "Nightime is the Switching Yard" but I really dig it now. Fav tracks: "Excitable Boy", "Accidently Like A Martyr", "Lawyers Guns & Money", "Johnny Strikes Up The Band" & "Tenderness On The Block". Warren's at his peak. MEZ
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From 05/04/2013 15:44
Very good end to the album. Liked the guitar on the last track.
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