4 (studio album) by Foreigner

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4 by Foreigner
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 2,167th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 183 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1981 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (341st)
Award Best albums of all time (2,167th)
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4 is ranked as the best album by Foreigner.

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Rating: 73 (38 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 183 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.8/100, a mean average of 70.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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75/100
From 12/19/2020 01:42
It's decent, but lacks the production and fullness of earlier releases.

Despite hosting plenty of Foreigner hit songs, '4' lacks the cohesive delivery to earn flagship status.
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70/100
From 10/08/2020 00:54
I think it is a great album, but certainly is not number one. Head Games is a classic followed by debut and then Double Vision.
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95/100
From 02/21/2018 05:51
Fun Album! +5 points for "Waiting for a Girl Like You". Foreigner's Ballads are what makes them true standouts in their era.
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From 01/02/2018 01:47
There was a time back in the early eighties when this album lived on AOR radio. Nothing revolutionary or groundbreaking here - just catchy songs that one remembers the lyrics to decades later.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 11/19/2017 01:46
This album is always on the top of my stack of my top 20
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80/100
From 05/31/2017 16:31
Easily their best album in terms of songs and consistency. There are a few duds but the majority of the record is unashamedly enjoyable commercial rock. A fun record.
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40/100
From 04/10/2017 16:58
When Foreigner abandoned any pretense of being a legit rock band and threw themselves without reservation into making lame hits for the mindless masses.
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90/100
From 01/24/2017 14:50
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

Top: 3, 4, 6
High: 1, 2, 7, 10
Neutral: 5, 8, 9
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90/100
From 07/25/2016 01:55
Hits made for the car radio.
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65/100
From 07/25/2016 01:35
Favoritas: Urgent, Waiting For a Girl Like You
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Best Albums of 1981
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2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
5. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
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