Mirage (studio album) by Camel

Mirage
Mirage by Camel
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 740th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 289 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (168th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (740th)
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Mirage is ranked as the best album by Camel.

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82/100 (from 289 votes)
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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 81.9/100, a mean average of 81.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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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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90/100
From 06/28/2017 23:30
What a fantastic gem of an album this was to come across on Spotify! Wow! It seems no matter how hard I try, I always end up preferring 70s prog. None of this Steven Wilson's/Porcupine Tree stuff
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80/100
From 01/30/2017 03:56
Favoritas: Nimrodel, Lady Fantasy
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From 12/24/2016 23:04
best track: Nimrodel
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From 09/08/2016 16:19
A criminally underated album by a criminally underated 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. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
8. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
10. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Radio City by Big Star
13. Mirage by Camel
14. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
16. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
17. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
18. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
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