The "Chirping" Crickets (studio album) by The Crickets

The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 724th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 288 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1957 (5th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (16th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (724th)
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78/100 (from 288 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.0.

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75/100
From 05/19/2022 21:43
Album Rating: 72.83
(874/12)

1.Oh, Boy! 83
2.Not Fade Away. 72
3.You've Got Love. 70
4.Maybe Baby. 75
5.It's Too Late. 68
6.Tell Me How. 68
7.That’ll Be The Day. 79
8.I'm Lookin' For Someone To Love. 74
9.An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date). 64
10.Send Me Some Lovin'. 68
11.Last Night. 84
12.Rock Me My Baby. 69
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60/100
From 05/10/2022 20:26
An album that is carried by 4 huge songs and the rest of the tracks are all pretty much B-sides. Those 4 songs are Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby and That'll Be Day with the latter being the peak of the record. These songs are all extremely catchy and demonstrate a change in the music industry where artists will go towards a more pop style. This is because once you hear one of these tracks it is near impossible to get them out of your head as they are just that infectious. The rest of the album is alright but it can be really dull in places. Overall, a very significant album for music that has some great cuts to add to a playlist but the album on a whole is pretty pointless to revisit.
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80/100
From 11/11/2021 13:37
I wasn't alive in the 50s so I obviously don't have my finger on the pulse of the people, but this seems like that first real "Pop" record in terms of it totally changed what was popular in the coming decade from a mass reach standpoint.
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From 06/23/2021 01:21
Buddy Holly and the Crickets were not the genesis of modern rock and guitar pop, but they certainly sat at the threshold of rock n' roll hitting the mainstream. After all, I believe The Beatles, who were massively influenced by the Crickets, were discouraged to continue with guitar music, as it was forseen to be waning I'm popularity.

In the 21st century, these original Crickets recordings still sounds organic and the lyrics are charming and relatable. You could classify this "rock n' roll" nothing more than energized and electrified country-folk music with classical romanticized lyrics. "The Chirping Crickets" is a landmark record for any fan of pop, rock, blues and Americana who wonders where it all first started to come together.

Essential.

*See the self-titled "Buddy Holly" album as a follow-up. It's all the members of the Crickets, minus the name. I believe the goal at the time was to get more charted singles simultaneously by going under two different names.

Career Highlight: That Will Be The Day
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70/100
From 04/22/2021 06:07
A good album, and it's very short, which it's a plus

Highlights:
Oh, Boy!
Maybe Baby
That'll Be The Day
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85/100
From 10/26/2020 12:09
Grande astro!! O quanto ele ainda podia contribuir com o rock. Destaque na guitarrinha!
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65/100
From 09/23/2020 20:51
Pretty good album here by one of rock n' roll's pioneering artists! 'Not Fade Away', 'Maybe Baby' and 'That'll Be the Day' are some highlights here!
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80/100
From 07/17/2020 02:38
Not quite as good as Buddy Holly's self titled (I find the backing vocals on this album to be a bit cheesy), but still a really solid record. A blast from the past.
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75/100
From 08/15/2019 14:22
Awesome album.

Favorites: Oh Boy!, Not Fade Away, Maybe Baby, That'll Be The Day.
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75/100
From 08/12/2019 22:02
Solid album that shows why Buddy Holly is a 50's icon. He was already a master at phrasing his vocals when this was recorded in his early twenties. The recording wasn't the best of the era (the bass can be a little flubby), but it's still decent.

Best tracks: Maybe Baby, That'll Be the Day, Not Fade Away, Oh Boy.

The bonus tracks added on the re-issue are just average and slightly drag down the rating from the original release.
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