Moondance (studio album) by Van Morrison

Moondance by Van Morrison
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 174th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,039 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1970 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (44th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (174th)
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Van Morrison - Moondance [VINYL]
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Moondance by Van Morrison (CD, 2013) PreOwned! Condition Is Good!
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Time left: 1h 15m 33s
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Moondance by Van Morrison (CD, Jan-1986, Warner Bros.) And too long in exile.
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Van Morrison bestography

Moondance is ranked 2nd best out of 53 albums by Van Morrison on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Morrison is Astral Weeks which is ranked number 60 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 22,338.

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,039 votes)
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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 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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From 05/20/2021 16:41
Controversial opinion? This is better than Astral Weeks. Every song on Side 1 is a masterpiece, and Side 2 has some real hidden gems, such as Come Running and These Dreams of You. For my money, this is Van Morrison at his best.
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From 03/18/2021 16:10
unmistakable sound. unmistakable genius. unmistakable vocals. superb.
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From 01/10/2021 17:59
More accessible than Astral Weeks and arguably more enjoyable.
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85/100
From 09/13/2020 02:14
Side 1 is the masterpiece that everyone says the album is. And then, even if I'm the only one willing to admit it, there's a very, very steep drop-off to side 2, which is nowhere near the same level. Still, side 1 is one of the greatest album sides of the classic rock era.
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From 06/22/2020 18:21
Average Track Rating = 85.51
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Super!
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From 05/08/2020 18:14
Perfection!
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From 01/07/2020 06:21
Van’s most accessible and beautiful album. It’s so unfair that rock n roll’s best vocalist is also one of its best songwriters.
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From 12/30/2019 15:43
Great songs!
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95/100
From 05/10/2019 12:53
Some of Van Morrison's finest work - "And it Stoned Me" and "Into the Mystic" stand out particularly for me. The rest of the album is really great as well, with no filler. Can't recommend it enough.
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