Fisherman's Blues (studio album) by The Waterboys

Fisherman's Blues
Fisherman's Blues by The Waterboys
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 1,300th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 184 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1988 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (206th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,300th)
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The Waterboys - Fishermans Box: The Complete Fishermans Blues [CD]
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The Waterboys ‎– Fisherman's Blues Vinyl, 12", 1989 Promo Aussie Press RARE NM!!
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The Waterboys - Fishermans Box: The Complete Fishermans Blues [CD]
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The Waterboys bestography

Fisherman's Blues is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by The Waterboys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Waterboys is This Is The Sea which is ranked number 998 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,891.

The Waterboys album bestography « Higher ranked (998th) This album (1,300th) Lower ranked (3,854th) »
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Fisherman's Blues track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 184 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.0/100, a mean average of 78.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From 02/11/2018 14:30
Disco che sa di prati irlandesi, di sole, di mare, di aria fresca; canzoni eccellenti e ben fatte, scrittura ispirata, obiettivi ben chiari in testa e perfettamente raggiunti. Il momento magico in cui tutto ti riesce bene e quindi puoi permetterti di fare una cover della "Sweet thing" di Van Morrison migliore dell'originale ed in mezzo inserirci un estratto da "Blackbird" dei Beatles e tutto funziona alla perfezione.
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From 01/29/2018 14:07
Meh. I kind of liked the energy at first, but it started to feel self-indulgent to me after a while.
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80/100
From 08/26/2017 16:36
Along with, This is the sea, this is the best Waterboys album. Excellent tracks in, And a bang on the ear, We will not be lovers, and the title track. Excellent record.
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90/100
From 11/12/2016 02:21
They absolutely nail Sweet Thing...it's a good album but a little too inconsistent to be great.
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95/100
From 12/22/2013 00:17
Very good album TIMELESS hasn't lost its traditional music charm
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From 01/02/2012 22:15
There have been lots of takes on celt-rock over the years but to me this stands as one of the very best, if not the best.
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From 05/01/2011 15:23
A good album that will be pleasent to listen to in the outdoors!
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