Chelsea Girl (studio album) by Nico

Chelsea Girl
Chelsea Girl by Nico
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 614th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 402 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (18th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (71st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (614th)
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78/100 (from 402 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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40/100
From 07/10/2020 15:24
Nah. It's awful. I don't know how anyone could like this or why they would. She's a terrible singer. In fact I wouldn't even call her a singer. And the arrangements sound like they were made for another recording. Overly ornate and completely unmemorable.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 05/03/2020 16:18
Some parts feel like an extrapolation of The Velvet Underground’s debut and some are more tuned to the solo singer-songwriter. I enjoy most of this album, especially the first half. I’m a big fan of the subtle electric guitars and Nico’s vocals are compelling. I’m not a fan of the strings and feel that they diminish the quality of the album.
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95/100
From 09/02/2019 16:15
Sure she couldn't sing on key. Sure she had the musicality of a door-stop. But Nico exuded STAR. Her cool, aloof ice-queen persona are delivered here for everyone to see. She was unlike all the other 60s, 70s, 80s it-girls because of this. It was typical of her to disown this album and dismiss it as trash. In Nico's evaluation EVERYthing was trash as soon as it was manufactured. One of a kind and a necessary part of any serious record collector's collection.
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90/100
From 03/15/2018 00:33
Sad to hear that Nico didn’t like the production, orchestrations and especially flute. I love all of these elements, along with her voice and goth-like appearance. She was a pop culture fenomenon, and this is a damn brilliant album. Makes you feel like you’re in the 18th century, 1967 and 24th century all at once, if that makes any sense
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100/100
From 04/11/2017 23:06
Wonderful simple yet complex, rough yet soft. Amazing dichotomy to this record. a true classic that grows better on repeated listens.
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From 05/30/2016 01:08
Very simple, yet very elegant and beautiful. Like having some great poetry being sung to you how it is supposed to be (and from a beautiful voice) all the while having great music accompany the lyricism. A very good glass of champagne. A chocolate covered strawberry. A single rose.
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From 10/18/2014 06:19
Sounds nothing like its contemporaries, and also like nothing since. A real gem of an album.
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80/100
From 05/16/2014 13:35
With haunting voice and slow delivery, she transports you to a time much further away than 1967.....
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90/100
From 03/30/2014 19:12
I used to hate Nico's voice. Even when I started to love VU & Nico, I still hated her voice. After mass listening of VU & Nico, her voice grew on me, but I still wasn't a fan. It took this record to change my view. Wow, this record. So folksy, so different to her VU contributions (bar It Was a Pleasure Then). She is a beautiful singer and a beautiful human being. So much beauty. Like sitting in a daisy field. Aah. Daisies.
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75/100
From 12/14/2013 01:43
Fascinating and mysterious and wow, those lyrics
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
9. Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
17. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
20. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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