Ballad Of A Thin Line Man (studio album) by Giant Sand

Ballad Of A Thin Line Man by Giant Sand
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 40,281st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 13 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (513th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (5,149th)
Award Best albums of all time (40,281st)
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Giant Sand bestography

Ballad Of A Thin Line Man is ranked 8th best out of 26 albums by Giant Sand on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Giant Sand is Chore Of Enchantment which is ranked number 9674 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 120.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (5 out of 10 tracks have been rated).

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75/100 (from 13 votes)
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10/26/2021 02:40 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 13,91774/100
 
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07/29/2019 17:18 Pluto11  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 10,14971/100

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This album is rated in the top 20% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.6/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.7.

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Love their sound. If all the songs kicked as much ass as Body of Water this would be perfect.
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For me, its the perfect Giant Sand album. Its got that lo-fi alt-country (before there was such a thing) bluesy rock thing going on. Howe Gelb's voice sounds drenched in alcohol and the desert. But mostly, it's got fabulous songs: Thin Line Man,Graveyard, Body of Water plus possibly the greatest ever version of All Along the Watchtower!!
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