Moondance (studio album) by Van Morrison

Moondance by Van Morrison
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 172nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,064 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 (172nd)
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Van Morrison bestography

Moondance is ranked 2nd best out of 54 albums by Van Morrison on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Van Morrison is Astral Weeks which is ranked number 69 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,154.

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,064 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 83.7/100, a mean average of 82.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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85/100
From 01/16/2022 22:23
In my opinion the best Van Morisson's album by far, mire diversed and entertaining than Astral Weeks
Best Track: Moondance
Fav Tracks: Into The Mystic, Glad Tidings, These Dreams Of You
Least Fav: Everyone, Come Running
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From 01/06/2022 10:59
Me encanta este álbum. Muy disfrutable. Para mi mejor que Astral Weeks.
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From 10/08/2021 01:16
Definitely one of the best albums of 1970. All killer, no filler.
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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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From 05/18/2020 13:25
Super!
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From 05/08/2020 18:14
Perfection!
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Best Albums of 1970
1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
4. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
5. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
6. Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
7. Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
8. Moondance by Van Morrison
9. Cosmo's Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. Fun House by The Stooges
11. Let It Be by The Beatles
12. Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek & The Dominos
13. Loaded by The Velvet Underground
14. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
15. Déjà Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. American Beauty by Grateful Dead
17. Deep Purple In Rock by Deep Purple
18. Abraxas by Santana
19. Tea For The Tillerman by Cat Stevens
20. Morrison Hotel by The Doors
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