Third Stage (album) by Boston

Third Stage
Third Stage by Boston (1986)
Overall rank: 4,290th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 97 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1986 (66th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (648th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,290th)
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1986 MCA Records MCA-6188 Boston "Third Stage" EX/VG+
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Time left: 20m 45s
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BOSTON Third Stage SEALED SOUTH AMERICAN PRESSINGS BRAND NEW COLLECTABLE MINT
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Time left: 29m 17s
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Boston bestography

Third Stage is ranked 3rd best out of 8 albums by Boston on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Boston is Boston which is ranked number 323 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,070.

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Third Stage track list

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Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 97 votes)
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 08:43 mikepen  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21283/100
 
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 14:27 rushboy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 74871/100
 
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 22:49 2112Ikaro  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21180/100
 
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:15 zowie  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 86682/100
 
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 17:31 byuzak  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,68879/100

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This album has a mean average rating of 70.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 70.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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From 02/14/2019 17:04
Underrated… because it had no big hit for the mainstream audience. But "Can'tcha Say You Believe In Me" for instance stands the test of time much better than quite a lot tracks from the first two records.
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60/100
From 12/14/2018 18:16
After an awesome debut and a two year gap to a still pretty good sophomore effort, we waited another 8 year for... this? Egad, what a letdown. I hate it when people throw the "corporate rock" term at Boston in general, but for this album? Oh, yeah.
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90/100
From 11/16/2017 01:49
class band ,don,t make them like this anymore
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From 02/10/2016 22:09
Corporate rock at it's most mediocre.
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75/100
From 07/09/2015 14:22
Not nearly as good as their first two. Considering that it took eight years between their second and third albums, I would have expected much better.
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95/100
From 04/06/2013 18:01
One of the only classic rock albums that I like all the way through.
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