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

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 145th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,276 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1970 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (36th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (145th)
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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 82.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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75/100
From 03/21/2021 07:21
Good songs. A pretty depressing album ultimately. John clearly misses Paul.
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60/100
From 03/18/2021 16:05
great for John, I guess. so, so for me.
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80/100
From 01/15/2021 19:56
Arguably his best, though I would rank it just a tiny bit behind Imagine.
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From 12/31/2020 18:02
Não é perfeito, mas algumas de suas canções chegam perto.
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90/100
From 12/29/2020 21:14
Really great work. Outstanding tracks Mother, Working Class Hero and Well Well Well. I think i can say listenable.
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85/100
From 12/15/2020 22:53
Definitely one of john best albums, possible in the top three for me, Apart from the track WELL WELL WELL which i don't like i enjoy the rest of them. It's is over rated for me, and if MIND GAMES was stronger lyrically it would have been better album. Favourite tracks are no.3 ,4 and 10.
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75/100
From 09/25/2020 13:30
I Love LENNON, however in my opinion, this is a little overrated. Rating (78.18)
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95/100
From 08/02/2020 17:39
Only got to listen to this album in 2020 and I am thinking WOW. It deserves the plaudits it gets. I think I always preferred John to Paul and think his solo stuff is just more gritty and has something to say whereas Paul is a more lush and twee soundscape.

I need to get to George Harrison's Everything Must Pass as that gets such good reviews.

John is raw and open on this album - he had been doing some emotional therapy about confronting childhood issues mostly about the death of his parents and somewhat rejection of him by them (being so absent). That all comes out in spades - Mother, Isolation, My Mummy's Dead. Another theme is the rejection of religion in the inspired God.

Superb album - great vocals, stripped down production and yeah - even solid drumming by Ringo as others have called out
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90/100
From 05/22/2020 02:06
"Raw" is the best word to describe this album. With no BS instrumentation, with a wide variety of songs. Lennon's personal, and unique songwriting abilities in songs like "Mother" and "God". One of my favorite, if not my favorite (between this, RAM and All Things Must Pass) post-Beatles album. The album is the perfect length and right to the point. Ringo's drumming throughout this album is also very underrated.
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From 03/01/2020 07:27
john annoys me sometimes but this album is mostly great
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