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Red Headed Stranger (album) by Willie Nelson

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Red Headed Stranger
Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson (1975)
Overall rank: 1,469th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 142 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1975 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (317th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,469th)

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Red Headed Stranger is ranked as the best album by Willie Nelson.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 142 votes)
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95/100
03/16/2019 21:16
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79/100
 
65/100
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90/100
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100/100
Red Headed Stranger is attached in my mind to a very specific memory of crossing the St. Marys River between the international twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. I was stuck in traffic, hauling a little cargo trailer, and feeling intensely the estrangement and isolation highlighted by Willie Nelson's lyrics. The mythic tale told on this record, as described in Paul Nelson's review for Rolling Stone, has a "hard-won simplicity [that] calls forth the same complex and profound metaphysical responses as those brought about by the matter-of-fact awesomeness of the Rocky Mountains." My favorite track here is Willie's cover of Fred Rose's stark, heart-rending, retro-sounding "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain."
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Rating:  
80/100
The fact that this gem isn't in the top 1000 on this site is a real crime. Willie is a treasure, and this is his most impactful work.
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Rating:  
90/100
If you don't like country, you'll realize you do when you hear this.
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Rating:  
100/100
One of, if not the, best country album I've ever heard. The sparse instrumentation accents the story, the lyrics, and the melody and it's all gorgeous. Incredible album.
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Rating:  
95/100
This isn't as brilliant an album as critics often say it is, but it probably wouldn't be if Willie Nelson could sing a little better. A great concept album, if just shy of being a masterpiece. I think I like Phases and Stages a bit better.
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Best track: Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
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85/100
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Truly brilliant concept album. Took me quite a few listens to really enjoy, but after 30+ times it still keeps growing.
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