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Parallel Lines (album) by Blondie 

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Parallel Lines
Parallel Lines by Blondie (1978)
Overall rank: 318th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 655 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1978 (4th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (86th)
Top 500 albums of all time (318th)

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Blondie bestography

Parallel Lines is ranked as the best album by Blondie.

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Parallel Lines rankings

Parallel Lines ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 655 votes)
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80/100
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70/100
 
75/100
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75/100
05/13/2018 19:53
85/100
 
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80/100
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70/100

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85/100
From libertine 02/13/2018 18:58
Irresistible record. Go on, have a bop to this one.
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80/100
From planetneutral 01/13/2018 02:21
Generally great songs, punctuated by a couple of exceptional ones.
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70/100
From HoldenM 11/07/2017 06:52
It's fine. A few stellar tracks, but mostly middle-of-the-road.
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From khj11 05/30/2017 00:44
Very catchy, and quality too. Not my favorite new wave album, but there isn't a weak spot on it
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70/100
From teasp4oon 05/19/2017 23:25
Songs rate 44 stars/60 or 73%
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Album score 68
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85/100
From Drzozzy 02/12/2017 11:05
I bought Parallel Lines by Blondie on 18/05/2000 from on CD for £6.00 The version I have is on the record label Chrysalis catalogue number 0946 3 21192 2 3 It entered the UK charts on 23/09/1978 and got to number 1 spending a total of 105 weeks on the chart.
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60/100
From albumceleste 10/31/2016 03:05
Good album.
Some tracks stand out and some average fillers are forgettable but overall a very likeable light record.
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100/100
From lanadeleswift 08/09/2016 22:11
Man this album's a hoot. The last 4 tracks are the highlight for me
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80/100
From Garyf1972 08/03/2016 20:45
One of the best albums of its time alot of good tunes here clearly the best Blondie album ' Heart of Glass' top track,'Picture This','One Way,'Telephone','Sunday Girl' to name a few all good.
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95/100
From TracyJacks 07/04/2016 21:03
Irresistibly catchy and consistently good stuff.
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