Squeezing Out Sparks (studio album) by Graham Parker

Squeezing Out Sparks by Graham Parker
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 4,948th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 99 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1979 (84th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (867th)
Award Best albums of all time (4,948th)
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Squeezing Out Sparks is ranked as the best album by Graham Parker.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 99 votes)
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09/09/2022 19:16 Jakor  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,10472/100
 
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08/31/2022 05:25 MadhattanJack  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,78168/100
 
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11/04/2021 15:42 NHGRANITE  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 4,70270/100

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This album is rated in the top 7% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.3/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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85/100
From 02/18/2020 14:42
Quanta influĂȘncia no que veria a seguir!
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From 05/30/2016 17:33
An underrated artist and underrated album. Squeezing out sparks, is one of the great British LP's of the seventies. Parker and co. create a sound similar to what Elvis Costello would sound like a year or so down the line. SOS, features some fantastic songs, such as, discovering Japan, waiting for the ufos, and the brilliant, you can't be too strong. A superb album then, deserves more credit.
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75/100
From 12/24/2014 17:46
This is both Graham Parker's best album and a high point of the late seventies.
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80/100
From 10/07/2014 14:49
I believe the strongest graham album overall
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75/100
From 04/21/2014 16:26
Very much underrated. Adding to the fun is backup band The Rumour, in my opinion the best backing band ever. With a.o. Brinsley Schwarz, of the eponymous band.
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From 03/31/2014 06:02
Solid record, fun and catchy. Very similar to Elvis Costello, though its classic rock side is much more prominent. The guitarist is excellent.
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95/100
From 10/01/2009 20:57
This album is OK, but his real gem is "Heat Treatment" from 1976 on Mercury..
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Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
7. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
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11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
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17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. Setting Sons by The Jam
19. 154 by Wire
20. Y by The Pop Group
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