Late For The Sky (studio album) by Jackson Browne

Late For The Sky
Late For The Sky by Jackson Browne
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,354th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 157 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1974 (32nd)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (286th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,354th)
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JACKSON BROWNE - LATE FOR THE SKY LP - ASYLUM K 43007 - 1974 - EX/VG+
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Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky - 1984 ASYLUM Reissue (VG+/EX)
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Jackson Browne "Late For the Sky" LP Vinyl Asylum Records 1974 VG
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Late For The Sky is ranked as the best album by Jackson Browne.

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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.9/100, a mean average of 76.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.3.

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95/100
From 03/22/2019 07:10
THE most underrated album in music. The instrumentation is nothing to write home about save the wonderful steel guitar, but THE LYRICS are some of the best ever written. It's like being broken up with and having a series of epiphanies through fits of crying. Knowing that you both tried your best, but it just wasn't good enough, and it might not ever be.

But you carry on anyway, through all of your dreams having been shattered, and knowing that the rest of your life will probably be a disappointment too.
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45/100
From 02/13/2018 05:17
To give a non-fan perspective, I have to say that I just don't get this album. If I listened hard, I am sure the lyrics would be poetic and betray a very decent, perspicacious, human man behind them. But...this is meant to be music, not poetry first and foremost, and I find its melodies/tunes lack anything to impress my ears, being instead an easy listening, if rather dreary and directionless, dare I say it, mediocrity. Pleasant-ish, but lacking in even an occasional spark.
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90/100
From 05/31/2016 14:50
Jackson Browne's greatest album. It's a stunningly beautiful record featuring some of Browne's best ever compositions. The title track is excellent, my favourite of all his songs, but there is plenty more on offer here. Fountain of sorrow, for a dancer, and, before the deluge, are three other standouts on an album full of them, although, walking slow, is easily the weakest track. Still, if you want the ultimate country rock record, this is the place to start.
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95/100
From 06/23/2015 22:18
-Singer-songwriter craftmanship pur sang-

The definite highlight of his career and hands down the best album the early 70's singer-song writer wave had to offer. Thpugh not purely sticking to the man and a guitar format. These songs tie in themes such as loss of loved ones and romaticism in a pre-apocalyptic world. It offers a mature view on death. A dimmed one on Life. The protestant preachy style is very unique and perfectly in line with Brownes voice. The sheer pureness the songs are sung remains unmatched by contemporaries such as Randy Newman or James Taylor.
An album that can move someone to tears.

Key tracks

Late for the sky
For a Dancer
Farther On
Before the Deluge
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85/100
From 06/02/2015 18:41
Thanks to BEA for showing me that Jackson Browne had other great folk-rock albums apart from "Running on Empty". The album starts with the calm and beautiful (both lyrically and musically) title track to go on to a faster tempo "Fountain of Sorrow" which uses that Dylan trick of continuing when you think it's over. Those two may be the best tracks here but the album flows well till the end.
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80/100
From 01/23/2015 05:26
Many consider this Browne's finest album. Perhaps. It has a sweet, elegiac quality that's pleasantly soothing in that singer-songwriter kind of way. Browne and David Lindley contribute some lovely guitar work. Recommended.
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75/100
From 12/24/2014 16:57
It really marks the end of his brilliant acoustic period in classic fashion.
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70/100
From 09/22/2013 17:17
Jackson Browne's definitive achievement. No well-known hits here, but pretty decent songs nevertheless.
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95/100
From 03/25/2013 01:16
Jackson Brown's masterpiece.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. Queen II by Queen
11. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
12. Radio City by Big Star
13. Mirage by Camel
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
16. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
17. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
18. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
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