The Stranger (album) by Billy Joel

The Stranger
The Stranger by Billy Joel
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 275th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 689 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1977 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (67th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (275th)
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The Stranger Billy Joel (CD CBS 1977)
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The Stranger is ranked as the best album by Billy Joel.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 689 votes)
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05/20/2020 03:56 kjistok  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 37882/100
 
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05/16/2020 02:09 matterhornrider  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,59282/100
 
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05/13/2020 06:54 ikenyon1  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 15290/100
 
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05/11/2020 04:33 Carollie  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 17679/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.

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90/100
From 07/23/2019 18:50
Favorite Tracks:Everybody Has A Dream
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From 06/27/2019 19:59
100/100

Full of incredible melodies, underrated album here!!!!!
Billy best album
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95/100
From 02/13/2019 03:55
9.4/10

Top Tracks: "Vienna", "Only the Good Die Young", "Everybody Has a Dream"
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80/100
From 01/12/2019 15:38
Canta Nova York com seu belíssimo piano.
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From 08/16/2018 00:36
Extremely consistent, and enough variation between energetic and soft to keep one involved. Aside from You Don't Mess Around With Jim and Sunflower, probably the most underrated album on this site.
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85/100
From 06/06/2018 01:42
This album is SHOCKINGLY underrated in the overall score. Jesus christ people, look at the average ratings for the songs and compare it to others who score around 80-82 overall. I mean, I let a lot of stuff go on here, but COME ONNN
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90/100
From 05/10/2018 20:10
BJ's finest hour and my wife's favorite album, in my top 100.
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From 04/16/2018 23:45
This is one of my all-time favorite albums.
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From 03/27/2018 20:47
This might as well be a Greatest Hits album, one amazing song after the other! Definitely underrated on this site.
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From 11/12/2017 11:38
THE STRANGER is literally perfect! Not a single second of this record is wasted with filler. Even the album's two tracks closest to resembling filler (Get It Right the First Time and Everybody's Got a Dream) would be the standouts on any other album.
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Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
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7. The Clash by The Clash
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