The Turn Of A Friendly Card (studio album) by The Alan Parsons Project

The Turn Of A Friendly Card
The Turn Of A Friendly Card by The Alan Parsons Project
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,908th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 150 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1980 (41st)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (305th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,908th)
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The Alan Parsons Project bestography

The Turn Of A Friendly Card is ranked 3rd best out of 17 albums by The Alan Parsons Project on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Alan Parsons Project is I Robot which is ranked number 1352 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,323.

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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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75/100 (from 150 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.1/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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From 04/22/2019 23:09
Very good album, maybe just a little below I Robot. "Nothing Left to Lose" is a particular favourite, I like the change to a brief reggae beat section, then the return to the "Snake Eyes" theme, which the song ends on. I like the instrumental "The Gold Bug" for it's resemblance to Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygene Pt. IV". "The Turn of a Friendly Card(Parts 1 and 2)" is very nice too, I like the lyric "And they think it will make their lives easier....for God knows up till now it's been hard".
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70/100
From 02/17/2018 09:34
Siccome gran parte di questo disco lo conoscevo dalla pre adolescenza non riesco a darne un giudizio obiettivo: troppo forte l'imprinting causato dalle canzoni del lato A ( ma pure da "The gold bug" ), nonostante il loro incedere dance. Il lato B in effetti mi piace meno ma mi sarebbe piaciuto meno in ogni caso, vista la suite della canzone omonima e certe svisate nella musica medievale.
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From 01/29/2018 00:36
Brilliant and creative album. There isn't a weak track to be found.
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85/100
From 01/24/2017 14:44
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:
NOTE: 6 is "The Turn Of A Friendly Card" in its entirety.

Top: 1, 2, 5
High: 4, 6
Neutral: 3
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From 03/11/2015 15:27
Totally addicted to this album. Best they've ever created
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From 05/09/2014 18:32
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From 05/05/2014 06:02
A complete and utter surprise after the string of meh-tier albums I've heard from these guys.
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80/100
From 04/19/2013 18:52
The Turn Of A Friendly Card is Amazing.
All the other songs are not that good, but still enjoyable.
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From 03/18/2013 21:39
The strings are wonderful. The whole idea falls flat.
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95/100
From 10/03/2012 18:15
I used to somewhat derisively call APP “Pop Floyd.” Then, as time went on and I couldn’t stop listening to them, I came to realize that it wasn’t a derogatory nickname at all; what it it meant to me was that they were thoughtful and accessible at the same time. And at their peak they put out very good records. Friendly Card is their best, highlighted by the first three songs and the title track(s).
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