Astral Weeks (studio album) by Van Morrison

Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 68th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,601 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1968 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1960s (17th)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (68th)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.5/100, a mean average of 83.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.0.

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85/100
From 05/01/2022 19:47
This is a superbly soporific album. Gentle throughout, but without straying into chillout territory - you wouldn't find this on any early-90s moods compilations. Personally, I feel the lack of diversity of the tracks' sounds works in the album's favour, tying together the vibe nicely. Van Morrison has had a long and illustrious career, but it's possible he's never produced anything as beautiful as this record.
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95/100
From 02/03/2022 06:52
Beautiful. Trance-like. Hypnotizing. Like a big pool of pretty sounds.
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60/100
From 01/17/2022 12:18
There are some great highlights on this one, but overall this sounds for me a little too samey and it's hard to stay focused throughout the album. Tracks are too long and after few songs I had enough.
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70/100
From 01/08/2022 13:44
I only heard this for first time in about 2016 but I had heard Van Morrison songs in passing before. I like his voice and style and found this album to be excellent, well produced and sounding so fresh. I also don't feel it was a dated 60's folk sound and stands the test of time well.
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80/100
From 11/03/2021 01:15
This is some quality Van Morrison action! Merges like 8 genres and his beautiful voice makes it work.
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From 09/11/2021 07:46
Disco de folk-jazz pasable. Me resulta un poco monótono, pero hay que reconocer la grandísima voz de Van.
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From 08/07/2021 09:22
This folk jazz masterpiece with psychedelic leanings was apparently an album Van Mossison wasn't over happy about, he never wanted the strings added however their subtlety makes the album in my opinion. The album has the ability to bring about a soporific state in my case so if I need to relax it's a good choice. The simplicity of instrumentation helps create atmosphere. Aspects of his vocal style remind me of Nils Lofgren, particularly the opener.
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90/100
From 07/19/2021 19:53
So good. The way it was recorded and all. Love it. But shys away from my personal top 100. Kind of has a similar flow throughout the album that can get a bit.... boring at times. That being said, its definitely a masterpiece.
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75/100
From 02/18/2021 17:12
superb. brings the past, and the present into the future with waver
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From 01/10/2021 18:02
I 'm more into Moondance, but Madame George is simply otherworldly.
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