A Question Of Balance (studio album) by The Moody Blues

A Question Of Balance by The Moody Blues
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 5,841st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 128 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1970 (104th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (995th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,841st)
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A Question Of Balance is ranked 9th best out of 26 albums by The Moody Blues on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Moody Blues is Days Of Future Passed which is ranked number 351 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,439.

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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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76/100 (from 128 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 75.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From 10/18/2021 08:24
This is an album where the group seemed to try to swap their amazing progressive and intricate style for more simple and accessible songs and it doesn't work for me. Bare a few tracks, most of the songs on here are quite dull and don't really give you much to explore. This is disappointing as most of their other records have such a rich sound that feels so grand as you listen too it. They seem to have lost that on this record. There are still fun tracks on here and it is very easy listening so I can see why people enjoy it. Overall, while it is great in places there just isn't enough in this record for me.
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From 04/13/2019 22:58
So I think this was their attempt to strip down a little and be more rock(partly so that it would be easier to tour the album). But I think it's as good as their albums before it. "It's Up to You" is a fave of mine, kinda country/southern rock and "The Balance" is a great finisher that really gives the feel of a troubled person, finally realizing an important truth.
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90/100
From 10/28/2016 16:05
Typically outstanding album from the classic seven. Chock full of great tunes and creative expression. Of the original batch, this one has the best of all the spoken poetry in "The Balance."
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From 06/05/2016 20:50
Question is just freakin' awesome
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From 04/25/2013 22:38
Lets just all agree that this is one of the most interesting album covers of all time. My dad has had it on a poster on his wall my whole life
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From 12/23/2009 17:38
Good but my least favourite of the "Classic 7". It is too conservative and bland for me to consider it really good progrock or symphony rock. Best tracks are "Question" and "And the Tide Rushes In".
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