Odessey And Oracle (studio album) by The Zombies

Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 88th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,198 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1968 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (21st)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (88th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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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 84.7/100, a mean average of 83.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 06/24/2021 21:02
@2nd-Impressions Nonsense. Hung Up on a Dream is maybe the most gorgeous song they ever wrote. Time of the Season is cool but not great and doesn't even fit the spirit of the album that well. They were clearly trying to recapture She's Not There's vibe to craft another hit single.
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From 06/24/2021 20:12
Very good baroque pop album, even for someone like me who isn't crazy about baroque pop. There are enough enjoyable rock moments here for anyone, and if you're looking for dark, pretty lyrics and harmonies, you've come to the right place. I have a hard time calling this one of the all-time greatest albums, just based on personal preferences (Care of Cell 44 is the only absolute standout here), but it does do a heck of a lot right. Deserves to be listened by everybody at least once.
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From 06/23/2021 22:48
The mix between psychedelia and a winking wholesomeness makes it far more interesting than most bands output at the time.
The zombies had a clear distinct identity its a shame the broke apart so soon, still how could they have topped this
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From 05/14/2021 16:05
I always felt that if The Zombies had stayed together, they would've blown up. For me, this album ranks with Pet Sounds and Revolver.

The first half of the album holds up as one of the best ever. The songs contain deceptively tricky melodies and uncommon chord progressions, yet still are readily accessible.

I really wish more people would give this album a try.
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From 02/18/2021 17:12
the superb Time Of The Season
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From 01/03/2021 22:36
Top album pick: Time of The Season. But this album has some interesting music to offer.
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From 12/22/2020 12:17
Felicidade em forma de som. Vários lampejos brilhantes.
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From 06/13/2020 09:34
A superb whimsical psychedelic album. I love the vocal harmonies, organ soloing on Time Of The Season and flute flourishes in other places on the album. Love it!
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From 12/30/2019 14:25
Lovely album.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
7. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
15. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
18. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
19. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
20. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
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