Parallel Lines (studio album) by Blondie

Parallel Lines by Blondie
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 288th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 858 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1978 (2nd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (73rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (288th)
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BLONDIE PARALLEL LINES VINYL RECORD 1978 CHRYSALIS 6307 632 PORTUGAL GREEN
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Blondie LP "Parallel Lines " UK Chrysalis CDL 1192 EX / EX 1978
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BLONDIE Parallel Lines CD NEW & SEALED
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Parallel Lines is ranked as the best album by Blondie.

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Oct
22
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20:00
Brian Wilson With Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin
Brown County Music Center, Nashville, United States. United States
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Oct
23
Sat
19:30
Brian Wilson W/ Special Guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin
Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, United States. United States
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 858 votes)
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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 81.0/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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85/100
From 09/16/2021 16:48
Heart of Glass and One Way or Another are superb, the rest are adequately enjoyable.
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From 09/08/2021 17:06
decent enough couple of major hits
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85/100
From 02/07/2021 16:25
É divertido, é debochado, muito animado e finge que é despretensioso, mas é! Excelente!
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70/100
From 12/04/2020 18:29
Lovely, atmospheric and danceable pop songs. Overall, 70/100.
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95/100
From 09/09/2020 03:55
Rock? New wave? Punk? Who knows, it's been called all of them, but the one thing I do know. It's bloody brilliant. Magnificent listen from start to finish. Not one filler track amongst them. Some do take a bit of warming up to but all tracks well slotted to make this an all time classic. Nothing else she done comes close.
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From 08/19/2020 06:43
A near perfect collection of well crafted pop songs. Picture this is just outstanding. The days of 4 or 5 killer radio friendly singles on an album. Too sweet and lightweight for some but I regard this as a quality pop record.
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80/100
From 06/08/2020 23:02
Great album -- I don't think the album tracks are nearly as good as the singles ("Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Hanging on the Telephone," "Sunday Girl," and "Picture This"), but given that the singles are basically half of the album, it's fantastic. The other songs are good too, just not as much so.
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85/100
From 04/22/2020 01:25
It gets better every time you play.
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From 04/03/2020 16:49
This is a seriously good album! I came to it very late [being a prog rock snob :-)]. And what variety too. Most people don't realize that Robert Fripp (of King Crimson fame) is playing on "Fade Away and Radiate." A solid band with a superb frontwoman in Debbie Harry.
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From 07/23/2019 18:43
Favorite Tracks:Pretty Baby, I Know But I Don't Know
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