Odessey And Oracle (studio album) by The Zombies

Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 87th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 1,241 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1968 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (21st)
Award Top 100 albums of all time (87th)
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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 04/17/2022 22:49
This album grew on me a lot, I love it right now.
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From 02/21/2022 06:00

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Similar to Sgt peppers, but better
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From 02/06/2022 22:21
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Si Who Loves the Sun de VU tuviera un disco entero, sería este, o si se hiciera un Pet Sounds Volumen 2. Increíble demostración de baroque pop, que como contemporáneo de los discos de los Beatles o incluso del mismo Pet Sounds, no llega a la perfección de estos, pero se acomoda muy bien como un disco memorable que debe ser escuchado y reconocido como un album de culto. Las mejores: Time of the Season y Care of Cell 4. Qué GRAN género el pop barroco.
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From 02/03/2022 12:51
Definitely can be compared to Sgt.Peppers and Pet Sounds, same style, same effect.
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From 12/10/2021 20:24
Very pretty and well produced. An impressive array of original material. Some of the songs border on cheesy I think. Clearly influenced by Sgt. Pepper which I'm sure was influenced by the Zombies' earlier work. Surprised this wasn't commercially successful at release.
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From 11/03/2021 11:32
Time of the Season is just a remarkable tune that every classic rock fan needs to hear at least once.
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From 09/24/2021 12:59
Buen disco. Mucha psicodelia.
Time of the season es un temazo
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From 09/21/2021 04:32
Can an album be simultaneously over- and under-rated?
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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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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
7. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
10. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
11. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
12. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
15. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
16. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
17. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
18. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
19. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by The Byrds
20. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
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