In The City (studio album) by The Jam

In The City
In The City by The Jam
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 2,701st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 153 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1977 (47th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (507th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,701st)
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The Jam bestography

In The City is ranked 4th best out of 19 albums by The Jam on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Jam is All Mod Cons which is ranked number 656 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,917.

The Jam album bestography « Higher ranked (1,002nd) This album (2,701st) Lower ranked (4,111th) »
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 153 votes)
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03/28/2020 11:30 DanielU  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,45477/100

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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 74.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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80/100
From 09/08/2017 16:14
Best Tracks: Away from the Numbers, Art School
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90/100
From 12/23/2016 06:44
Just one of those near-perfect punk albums from the right time and right place. Every track is instantly lovable, even the completely idiotic Batman cover.

"In The City" is the clear crowning jewel here.
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80/100
From 05/24/2016 17:55
The Jam's debut album is an energetic record full of rock and soul and a huge Who influence. In the city, displays Paul Weller's influences loudly and proudly. It's clear even from this early record that Weller is a huge talent who's going to be around for a while. I've changed my address, is a great track, as is, away from the numbers(probably the LP's most Who sounding cut), and, non-stop dancing. There's an enjoyable version of, slow down, and there's even a take on the theme from Barman, just like The Who did just over a decade before. All in all, a good start, but the best was yet to come.
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90/100
From 12/11/2014 19:50
First listen in ages. Sounds bloody great. Seeing them live at this time must have been an experience.
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95/100
From 02/14/2014 18:12
Energy, fire and skill. What makes it great to me, or rather, confirms it is that every one I spoke to when it came out had a different favourite track.

Terse, violent slashing chords from Weller with great bass and drums counterpoint. Highly underrated. The Jam's best album IMHO.
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80/100
From 08/06/2013 18:05
A good album with plenty of energy. Weller's songwriting was still to develop more.
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From 10/03/2011 02:44
A GREAT DEBUT ALBUM...BUT I FEEL THEY GOT BETTER...STILL "I'VE CHANGED MY ADDRESS" AND "I GOT BY IN TIME" ARE HEARTFELT CLASSICS... OTHER FAVS:"NON STOP DANCING","ART SCHOOL","AWAY FROM THE #'S" AND THE TITLE TRACK
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From 08/25/2011 10:56
Fast and furious with edge and punch. Amazing drumming and slick guitar work by Weller. The best Jam album in my opinion.
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From 05/11/2011 20:56
Tracks like Art School and In The City mean a lot to me. Bes album by The Jam in my opinion.
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