Close To You (studio album) by Carpenters

Close To You by Carpenters
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 4,743rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 109 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1970 (91st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (828th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,743rd)
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Close To You - 1st - Red Vinyl Carpenters vinyl LP album record UK AMLS998 A&M
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CARPENTERS Close To You A&M RECORDS VINYL LP AMLS 998
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CARPENTERS URUGUAY CARPENTERS & CLOSE TO YOU TEST PRESSING W ERROR ULTRA RARE LP
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Carpenters bestography

Close To You is ranked as the best album by Carpenters.

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-Close To YouThe Singles 1969-1973

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 109 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 72.7/100, a mean average of 71.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 72.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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80/100
From 03/18/2021 16:03
the 2 blockbusters superb vocal by Karen. love it so much
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From 03/14/2021 13:59
Lindo álbum, singelo, mas musicalmente impressionante!
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From 01/22/2017 16:23
Great album.
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From 08/09/2016 21:39
I agree with the comments below these arrangements are insanely good. Their cover of Help! creates a whole new and different atmosphere.
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From 02/15/2016 23:41
A classic 70's pop record. You can't get much smoother than this.
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From 01/08/2015 05:14
The arrangements are impeccable
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From 11/06/2014 17:23
Excellent oldie from the Carpenters.
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From 06/15/2012 15:48
Yes, and so it should be!
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From 05/18/2010 16:52
Isn't this album in Rolling Stone's Best 500 Album list?
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