Mirage (studio album) by Camel

Mirage by Camel
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 676th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 387 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (154th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (676th)
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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 81.3/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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90/100
From 01/12/2023 00:39
What a fantastic musical composition from beginning to end. This album encapsulates me with every listen and I find myself getting completely lost in the music. From the instrumentation to the vocal performances it is just brilliant and their style of music is so pleasing to the ears. The performances all round the group are sensational with the guitar, organ, piano and drums really standing out amongst strong competition. The solos we are treated to on the guitar stun me and I can't help but just sit back and admire the quality on display. The final track is the peak of this album for me with all the previous songs seeming to be a build up to this one massive track that is one of the most perfect prog compositions I have ever heard. Overall, this record is extremely strong and powerful and is one of the very best pieces of prog music on offer and is also one of the greatest albums ever made.
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From 08/19/2022 05:32
One of my all time favorite prog records even if its a little on the shorter end. All five tracks are epic!
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From 02/03/2022 15:59
I'd say the most beloved from Camel fans: actually i could even agree, but... little bit longer?! So that i prefer Moonmadness and the Snow Goose.
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From 01/22/2021 14:00
This under-the-radar and underrated album, which came so close to perfection like no other one!
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70/100
From 03/12/2020 11:41
I guess this is a must-listen for prog fans. They tick all the boxes of what a prog album should be, what for some people mean it's a masterpiece... for me it means it's just another prog album.
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From 03/11/2020 01:35
Master piece. It´s a shame they are not much famous as other bands but, there´s no doubt this is one of the greatest rock bands. Very creative and, this album is fantastic.
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75/100
From 06/01/2019 14:39
I don't know if these guys wrote the book on prog-rock but it definitely is a complete representation of the genre. You got the quick tempo changes, the scale pornography, the flute. Everything you need for a good 'ol prog-time while remaining surprisingly jazzy. The musicianship is of course, as I knew beforehand, at a very high level. Very interesting guitar-tone and synth sounds that you can tell was either inspired by or inspired Chick Correa, if it was weirder it could be a Return To Forever album. The interplay between the flute and the keys is quite something. It's a very even album, which is to be expected of this kind of instrumental noodling. But Nimrodel and Lady Fantasy stand out only because they are greater in scope.

Good record.
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95/100
From 08/05/2018 21:16
Easily one of the greatest progressive rock albums. Definitely an album and band that should be more appreciated by all.
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From 06/14/2018 21:57
-Not overwrought, great

This album contains the progressiveness you desire from an act like Camel.The tense rock licks on Freefall prove that. This album flows greatly. It's flute is more sophisticated than anything Jethro Tull put out. It all is in order here. Brilliant album.
Lady Fantasy is a fantastic eclectic compostion.
Mirage is a true prog-rock masterpiece and Camel's best.

Key Tracks:
Freefall
Nimrodel
Lady Fantasy
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From 09/21/2017 18:16
Progressive rock at its very best. Strange how very few people are aware of the existence of this wonderful band.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
7. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
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