Hi Infidelity (studio album) by REO Speedwagon

Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity by REO Speedwagon
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 3,274th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 87 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (68th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (513th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,274th)
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R.E.O. Speedwagon-Hi Infidelity (VG+)
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1980 REO SPEEDWAGON Hi Infidelity LP on Epic - Original Pressing w/ Inner Sleeve
Condition: Used
Time left: 24m 35s
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REO SPEEDWAGON - HI INFIDELITY: Record
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Hi Infidelity is ranked as the best album by REO Speedwagon.

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Hi Infidelity track list

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 87 votes)
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07/16/2020 09:16 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,64057/100
 
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04/05/2020 16:58 Spyglass  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,30390/100
 
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01/26/2020 03:14 gtroda  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,12773/100
 
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08/10/2019 19:02 BorderFreeAndrew  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,86378/100

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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.1/100, a mean average of 70.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 70.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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85/100
From 12/31/2017 01:22
I totally understand the comments about abandoning being a rock band. And sure, outside of the hits, the album tracks are average. But boy, did this album get a lot of playing time, and that is what my chart is all about :-)
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55/100
From 03/29/2017 19:15
This is where REO finally abandoned any pretense of being a real rock and roll band and came out as a full-fledged radio-friendly power ballad coroporate rock mess. But hey, it did wonders for the ol' bank account.
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60/100
From 04/30/2016 14:39
Decent guitar work, but songwriting blows chunks. A couple good "hits" and then a total waste of my time.
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70/100
From 06/07/2015 01:13
1981 would mark the peak of arena rock -- corporate rock to the critic class. Between them, Hi Infidelity, Foreigner 4, Styx's Paradise Theater, and Journey's Escape sold approximately 30 million units. This November 1980 release kicked things off with a mix of power balladry and hard rock with pop sensibilities. It's always been easy to bash this style of music but I've never seen the point. The above bands were generally proficient musicians, fronted by very capable vocalists, and wrote songs that were just plain catchy. It's the height of snobbery to disparage them just because the "wrong" people bought their music.

Thirty five years later, Hi Infidelity is a still a good listen. The radio-friendly hits are familiar to everyone, but side two continues with some fairly strong material. "Out of Season" in particular is a well-crafted song.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 01/13/2014 21:59
I thought Hits was the only REO Speedwagon I needed. I was wrong--I need this one too.
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From 09/06/2012 11:52
The first signs of change in musical style. At the very beginning of the eighties but still going strong influence past the seventies.
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85/100
From 08/28/2012 03:37
One of the early 80s arena rock classics! That middle ground between Zeppelin and the 80s hair metal bands.
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From 06/17/2012 16:05
If you were in high school in the early 80's, you had this album. May be a bit dated now, but this was certainly one of the soundtracks of that era.
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