Chuck Berry Is On Top (studio album) by Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry Is On Top
Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 644th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 268 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1959 (6th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (13th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (644th)
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80/100 (from 268 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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From 11/12/2020 11:34
The hits make this album the classic that it is. It's the blues to dance to so not a top 100 of all time for me but definitely one of the best records from the 50s.
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From 09/23/2020 21:16
A great album, and certainly one of Chuck's bests! Kicking off the album with three knock-out tracks: 'Almost Grown', 'Carol' and 'Maybellene'. The record barely loses steam as it picks back up where it started with the iconic 'Johnny B. Goode', and 'Roll Over Beethoven'. Some of Rock N' Roll's finest moments on a truly great record.
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From 01/09/2020 04:44
All great pre-Beatles artists are hamstrung on this website because they were way more focused on releasing singles. So this album, like all of the best Chuck Berry LPs are mostly just collections of previously released singles. It’s kind of a greatest hits album, but seeing how it was released in 1959 when Chuck was still in his prime and wasn’t packaged as such, I can give it a pass. Hard to argue with this collection not being the greatest, most consequential contribution to rock n roll music.
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From 08/13/2019 21:17
Absolutely awesome early rock 'n' roll album.

Favorites: Maybelline, Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven.
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From 01/29/2015 03:10
Closest thing to a best-ever album from Chuck Berry. The comps are probably a better place to look, but this is dandy.
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From 09/28/2014 14:26
Timeless classic. After hearing this, I understand why Chuck Berry is such an icon.
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From 12/08/2013 19:34
If you want to know what the definition of rock and roll is, just listen to this.
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From 10/12/2013 18:09
Chuck Berry's got a good voice, and there are plenty of great 50's hits here.
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From 04/23/2012 15:05
Great Album. My only beef with Chuck Berry is he often starts his songs off the same, but other than that, his guitar playing brought the guitar to the forefront more than anyone else. Almost no filler on this album. Key tracks- Carol, Maybellene, Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven. I also like the irony in Blues for Hawaiians.
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From 04/30/2010 21:22
plenty of good songs! Johnny B. Goode is a highlight!
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