The Bridge (studio album) by Billy Joel

The Bridge by Billy Joel
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 6,597th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 84 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (97th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,000th)
Award Best albums of all time (6,597th)
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Billy Joel The Bridge + Glass House Music CD
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Billy Joel bestography

The Bridge is ranked 11th best out of 25 albums by Billy Joel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Billy Joel is The Stranger which is ranked number 262 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,587.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Track Rating = 86.66
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One of my favorite all time albums growing up.
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From 04/05/2016 15:44
A disappointing Billy joel album. It really was a come down after hitting those commercial heights with, an innocent man. The bridge, doesn't really contain any great tracks, although, a matter of trust, and, this is the time, are good. Modern woman is fine, there's baby grand, a jazz duet with the great Ray Charles, and Joel also goes for the epic in, big man on mulberry street, but It's all just ok. It's not quite on it. Still, it's probably better than it's follow up, storm front, but that's not saying too much. So-so.
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Too much mainstram but some nice tracks ....
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Best Track: A Matter of Trust
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The worst Billy Joel album. Period.
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