Radio City (studio album) by Big Star

Radio City by Big Star
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 818th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 403 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (180th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (818th)
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Big Star bestography

Radio City is ranked 3rd best out of 17 albums by Big Star on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Big Star is #1 Record which is ranked number 395 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,801.

Big Star album bestography « Higher ranked (662nd) This album (818th) Lower ranked (8,291st) »
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Radio City track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 403 votes)
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11/09/2022 11:17 djrodo  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 55681/100
 
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10/31/2022 13:20 jonny5244  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,20563/100
 
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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 79.6/100, a mean average of 78.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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Radio City comments

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80/100
From 07/17/2022 14:37
Almost as good as #1 Record.
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From 04/29/2022 16:18
A very solid record and enjoyable listen.

At this point I prefer #1 Record as I think it has more standouts and memorable hooks. However the production on Radio City is absolutely brilliant. Somehow it balances a contagious feel of rawness and excitement while also providing an excellent bed for the songs to exist upon.
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80/100
From 01/14/2022 20:16
Sempre agradável!
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65/100
From 01/12/2021 03:51
After repeated spins, I find I'm just not that into this collection of songs compared to other Big Star releases.
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90/100
From 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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70/100
From 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

Classic

70/100
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From 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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90/100
From 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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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
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. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
11. Queen II by Queen
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
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15. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
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