Northern Lights - Southern Cross (album) by The Band

Northern Lights - Southern Cross
Northern Lights - Southern Cross by The Band (1975)
Overall rank: 3,318th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 84 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1975 (59th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (595th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,318th)
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Northern Lights - Southern Cross is ranked 4th best out of 19 albums by The Band on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Band is The Band which is ranked number 244 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,126.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 84 votes)
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01/06/2020 11:56 BoxFL  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,54751/100
 
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This album has a mean average rating of 73.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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From Krokolito 12/30/2019 15:45
Great album.
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From garycottier 07/20/2018 15:30
A well underrated record. Music from Big pink and the self titled album quite rightly get the recognition they deserve but, Northern lights-Southern cross, like, Stage fright, is an excellent record. Forbidden fruit, Acadian driftwood, and especially, It makes no difference, are as good as anything on their first two albums. Having said that, this is probably The Band's last top quality album. It's not quite as consistently brilliant as those first two albums but it's still very good.
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90/100
From Coconut 03/28/2016 21:31
This is a way underrated record by The Band. A return of form of sorts the production and choice of material is top notch.
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60/100
From gtroda 02/15/2015 15:47
a return to form after the previous 2 records
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From ewhittenburg 11/01/2014 20:21
It's hard to pick a favorite Band album, but "It Makes No Difference" is one of my all time favorite songs
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75/100
From junodog4 07/30/2012 23:09
You could tell they were returning to their roots... This is more earthy and raw. This got a tonne of airplay in Canada, because it seems like the most Canadian of the Band's releases. Excellent. Just shy of The Band and Big Pink.
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From ffudnebbuh 09/11/2010 21:41
This is such a fantastic album that I imagine the only reason why it isn't on more people's favorite charts is because it received no airplay. "Acadian Driftwood" is, IMO, the all time greatest track. Garth Hudson's keyboard flourishes add a whole other dimension that really define this album...probably more so than on the other Band albums. This song is a spiritual experience, one of the ones you have to check out before you die.
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Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Mothership Connection by Parliament
11. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
12. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
13. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
14. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
15. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young And Crazy Horse
19. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
20. Katy Lied by Steely Dan
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