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Parallel Lines (album) by Blondie

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Parallel Lines
Parallel Lines by Blondie (1978)
Overall rank: 321st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 734 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1978 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (85th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (321st)

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BLONDIE- Parallel Lines LP - PICTURE DISC - Sealed! - CHYSALIS CHP 5001 - Harry
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BLONDIE Parallel Lines VINYL LP NEW & SEALED
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Blondie, Parallel Lines, 1978 LP Vinyl, Canadian Issue.
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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 734 votes)
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80/100
07/10/2019 12:52
57/100
 
85/100
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72/100
 
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58/100

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85/100
From leniad
85/100

i get surpriseed when i read NME, rolling sotne and other guys ranked this album as one of the top 100 or something best albums of all time

please dont
good album, but nothing more
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75/100
From Brad1770
I've always respected Blondie as a singles band and pick any one of the plethora of Blondie Best Of's out there and you've got yourself a slam dunk winner

Having said that 'Parallel Lines' is a great album as an album and is easily their best

'Parallel Lines' is some thing of a strange beast that some how works brilliantly with not 1 but 2 obscure Nerves covers in opener "Hanging on the Telephone" and side 2 opener "Will Anything Happen?" , plus a 3rd cover version this time Buddy Holly's "I'm Gonna Love You Too". The album also includes IMHO 2 perfect 100/100 tracks in "Picture This" and the legendary "Heart of Glass"

This album gets me every time

75/100
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Rating:  
85/100
Irresistible record. Go on, have a bop to this one.
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80/100
Generally great songs, punctuated by a couple of exceptional ones.
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70/100
From HoldenM
It's fine. A few stellar tracks, but mostly middle-of-the-road.
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85/100
From khj11
Very catchy, and quality too. Not my favorite new wave album, but there isn't a weak spot on it
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Album score 68
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From Drzozzy
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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70/100
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
Man this album's a hoot. The last 4 tracks are the highlight for me
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