Tangram (studio album) by Tangerine Dream

Tangram by Tangerine Dream
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 4,360th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 57 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (83rd)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (662nd)
Award Best albums of all time (4,360th)

Tangerine Dream bestography

Tangram is ranked 5th best out of 100 albums by Tangerine Dream on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Tangerine Dream is Phaedra which is ranked number 1073 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,733.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.7/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.1.

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From 03/31/2018 21:17
This album marked a turning point in the Tangerine Dream musical direction. The introduction of Johannes Schmoelling to the band seemed to bring a more melodic way of working and subsequently some classic albums for the next stage of the explorative journey which locked bullet proof electric drum tracks to the bass sequences. Previously the drums had been played live or there had been no drums.
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From 10/07/2017 17:12
My favorite Tangerine Dream album. I had heard their work before but this was the first album I bought. I remember opening the shrink wrap, placing the album on my turntable, and playing it loud - no one was home and the weather was stormy and raining. It created an atmosphere I cannot forget. Because of this their classic output of the 70s Phaedra, Cyclone, Ricochet, Rubycon, etc. is iconic and I love everyone of these albums but Tangram will always be the first.
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