Radio City (album) by Big Star

Radio City
Radio City by Big Star (1974)
Overall rank: 672nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 342 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (160th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (672nd)
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Big Star bestography

Radio City is ranked 3rd best out of 15 albums by Big Star on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Big Star is #1 Record which is ranked number 413 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,550.

Big Star album bestography « Higher ranked (509th) This album (672nd) Lower ranked (4,660th) »
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Members who like this album also like: Abbey Road by The Beatles, #1 Record by Big Star and London Calling by The Clash.

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90/100
From DaVGManiac 07/21/2018 12:42
As a direct sequel to the previous record, Big Star's 2nd album has the same catchy power pop sound that set them apart from other bands at the time. The band tried again to gain significant success, but alas, luck just wasn't on their side.
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From Brad1770 05/19/2018 09:11
This album is a dead set classic , under rated , under appreciated & criminally ignored . Look no further than 'September Girls' , 'I'm In Love With a Girl' , 'She's A Mover ' and 'Life Is White' for proof

Thank you Peter Buck for opening my eyes to this wonderful band

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From TheHutts 01/26/2017 19:39
This has always been my favourite Big Star album. Radio City is slightly messy and off kilter, which gives it an extra edge; the last two songs gain impact through their presentations as rough demos.
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From calsper 11/16/2016 12:55
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From garycottier 06/19/2016 23:05
Another excellent rock'n'roll album from Big Star. Gone are the over the top vocals of the first LP. Radio city, like #1 record, it's full of fantastic rock anthems. Underrated and overlooked.
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From HoldenM 04/27/2015 22:14
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From swhaze 10/16/2014 16:53
Once again, the guys from Big Star proved to be ahead of their time and come from Memphis, where this style of music took a back seat to Soul & R&B, in their time. Outstanding!
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From dlemond 09/30/2014 17:26
Battles it out with #1 Record for my favorite Big Star. (People go a little nuts over Third, not me, though I do like it very much). "What's Going Ahn," "Daisy Glaze," "Back of a Car" among my favorites. But it's all good. No, great.
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From 08/12/2014 03:23
... Radio City is just part of my DNA at this point. -Mecca

Like most 90s kids, I know this as part of one of the greatest double albums of all time: #1/RadioCity. Back then, my friends and I all had the musical equivalent of ADHD (So much has changed. LOL). Especially at small parties, & bbqs where we’d jockey with each other for what album to throw on next in order to impress each other with our sublime taste. (God knows we weren't impressing the girls.) Unless this was dropped on. Then somehow we’d all sort of forget for the next hour how we really wanted to turn Kid A onto Archers of Loaf while Kid B forgot all about wanting to turn Kid C onto The Grifters. Big Star united all of us in the present. And if you can make a handful of hipsters content all at the same time, well that’s… saying something. In other words, Deepak Chopra & that dude who wrote Where Ever You Go, There You Are can’t touch this shit. LOL.

What’s Going Ahn may be my favorite Big Star song. Unless it’s Morpha Too. Or, I’m in Love with a Girl. Or, .. well you get the point.

O My Soul, Back of a Car, Life is White, Way Out West, She’s A Mover, & September Girls are all pitch perfect power pop. Essential is thrown around way too much. Not here. Easily one of the most essential power pop recordings of all time.
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From junodog4 09/28/2013 02:37
More consistent than #1 Record, but not as brilliant.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
2. Red by King Crimson
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. Queen II by Queen
11. Radio City by Big Star
12. Mirage by Camel
13. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
14. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
15. Relayer by Yes
16. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
17. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
18. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa


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