The Stranger (studio album) by Billy Joel

The Stranger
The Stranger by Billy Joel
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 268th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 747 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1977 (9th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (65th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (268th)
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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: 
82/100 (from 747 votes)
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5 days ago mfeller1990  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 7591/100
 
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05/08/2021 19:55 djnizzi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,88480/100
 
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05/05/2021 21:16 NickyTBlizzad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,56295/100

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.5/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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90/100
From 01/22/2021 18:05
Very underrated Joel album, great up to the last song (which I don't really like). Deserves more love!
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90/100
From 11/27/2020 19:10
Billy Joel's Masterpiece! Rating (93.89)
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90/100
From 11/01/2020 23:31
Amazing record! Even if a song is a bit cheesy the jazziness makes it worth it. Other than that theres some really really good tracks on this.
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95/100
From 08/25/2020 16:45
For anyone else this would be a greatest hits album
All of the tracks are all good.
But the 2 best are Just the Way You Are and The Stranger
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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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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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95/100
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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Best Albums of 1977
1. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
2. Animals by Pink Floyd
3. Marquee Moon by Television
4. Low by David Bowie
5. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
6. Aja by Steely Dan
7. The Clash by The Clash
8. "Heroes" by David Bowie
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