John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (studio album) by John Lennon

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 142nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 1,320 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1970 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (142nd)
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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 83.5/100, a mean average of 82.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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From 04/22/2022 18:49
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Different Class. Unsurpassed
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From 04/12/2022 13:52
For me there is no doubt that this is the best post Beatles solo album. It is unbelievably raw and gripping showing a completely different side to him that shows the shackles of the band absolutely off and shows he has an awful lot more to say. Haunting and undoubtedly beautiful.
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From 02/05/2022 03:28
Released in 1970 while the ink was still wet on the Beatles divorce papers, along with an accompanying Yoko Ono album (with identical covers except the protagonists are swapped) its sad in hindsight to think that JL had merely 10 years to live when it first came out

This album quite rightly sits inside the BEA overall top 150 of all time & put simply nothing I can say here hasn’t already been said other than to point you towards the ‘Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Collection)’ which contains 120 tracks over 7.5 hours chock full of demos, out takes and John Lennon studio chatter. A must for any Beatles fan
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From 01/21/2022 18:33
Best of the post-Beatles records, followed closely at the heels by Harrison's first outing and RAM. Plastic Ono is raw, rebellious, primal. Unlike All Things Must Pass, this isn't a collection of songs he wasn't able to put on a Beatles' record, but a document of this deeply tumultuous in John's life produced at the peak of his songwriting abilities. The only post-Beatles record that appears to entirely reject the sound of the Beatles
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From 01/17/2022 22:41
This feels like John Lennon speaking his worldview and experimenting a little bit.
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85/100
From 01/05/2022 15:56
Gran disco de John Lennon, aunque quizás sobrevalorado. Tiene canciones tremendas (Mother, God, Love, Working Class Hero,,,), pero también algún momento difícilmente soportable.
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From 11/18/2021 19:38
Buen disco.
Pero la sombra de los Beatles es muy muy muy alargada.
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From 09/29/2021 04:48
93/100

My Favorite album by my favorite member of the biggest Band ever

John was a genius and a very Human person
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From 09/03/2021 23:01
John Lennon's first solo album is full of stripped down, emotionally vulnerable songs. The album was completed after he and Yoko completed primal scream therapy and its obvious from the albums first track Mother, which may actually be the most raw track. The album explores a variety of themes and holds up remarkably well. Well Well Well wears on me a bit at 6 minutes, but the rest of the songs are quite solid.
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From 06/22/2021 21:36
A collection of good songs plagued by moments of self-pity, Lennon is constantly looking for sympathy, and in a way it's heartbreaking. But mostly it's just a bit annoying. Nonetheless, the album plays through without any major bumps in the road, though the screaming at the end of Mother always makes me cringe slightly.

8.3/10
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