Odessey And Oracle (studio album) by The Zombies

Odessey And Oracle
Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 97th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,131 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 (97th)
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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 84.9/100, a mean average of 84.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.

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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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From 12/30/2019 03:37
“A sweet confusion filled my mind - Until I woke up only finding everything was just a dream - A dream unusual of its kind - That gave me peace and blew my mind” Those lyrics sum it up for me.
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From 08/24/2019 07:39
One of my all time favourites. Excellent album and essential listening for any music fan.
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From 07/30/2019 10:20
The best album you've never heard ? Not really , its ranked 108 on the over all list so clearly its dearly loved by a lot of listeners including myself

The harmonies and piano are simply beautiful and rewards the listener with multiple listens

To appreciate how great this album is understand this: in 2019 The Zombies were inducted into the Rock and Roll and lets be honest it's on the back of this album , The Zombies really didn't release anything else of note

Beautiful

Timeless

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Uplifting
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From 10/17/2018 13:13
Such a sleeper of an album. I readily overlook this as a album just "Time of the Season" but in reality it is solid all over.
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From 05/17/2018 22:06
The voice of this singer is so good, and the compositions here are marvelous. The Zombies put out their view in pshychedelic sound, being this album one of the last and best of this era.
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From 05/04/2018 00:58
A 60s psychedlic masterpiece of the same class as Love's Forever Changes, Sgt Pepper's, and the Doors self titled. I'm not even sure the Beach Boys could acheive harmonies this good.
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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. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
14. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
18. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
19. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
20. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
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