British Steel (studio album) by Judas Priest

British Steel
British Steel by Judas Priest
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 1,201st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 284 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1980 (27th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (189th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,201st)
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Judas Priest bestography

British Steel is ranked 2nd best out of 27 albums by Judas Priest on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Judas Priest is Screaming For Vengeance which is ranked number 1108 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,659.

Judas Priest album bestography « Higher ranked (1,108th) This album (1,201st) Lower ranked (1,243rd) »
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British Steel track list

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: 
77/100 (from 284 votes)
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07/28/2020 03:12 Raddi27  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,09788/100

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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.2/100, a mean average of 76.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.0.

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85/100
From 06/18/2020 22:12
Great record i love the outstanding tracks Breaking the Law and Living After Midnight deserves his place but coul be ranked higher.
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From 01/23/2020 17:32
A Rock Gem of an album by Judas Priest, not a bad track on here.
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From 01/19/2020 15:27
A perfectly timed breakout release for Judas Priest. British Steel does have a bit lighter lyrics than some of Priest's earlier releases and a lot of the band's concert staples came with this album.

Key tracks: Living After Midnight, Breaking the Law, Metal Gods and You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise
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From 02/02/2019 21:37
Clássico além de seu tempo. Riffs, melodia blues e peso! Incrível!
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75/100
From 06/08/2018 21:14
Released in the same year Black Sabbath released Heaven and Hell and Saxon released Wheels of Steel. The metal scene at the time was sizzling with new talent and this album with its iconic timeless cover was timed perfectly. Rob Halford's voice has taken me a while to gravitate to but there is no denying the power that this album delivers. Now that I have the vinyl version I enjoy it much more.
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From 01/17/2018 02:39
These guys sound pretty darned good.
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From 09/20/2017 19:56
What a year 1980 was. This was one of the best. Maybe Priest's best record. The production was perfect. The guitars sound huge and vicious.
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From 07/14/2016 14:37
Classic.
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From 03/25/2016 20:41
Great album! Every track a winner.
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From 11/13/2015 18:18
The beginning of metal's breakthrough decade. Iron Maiden, Ace of Spades and British Steel on the same year, and the latter is probably the best of the three.
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Best Albums of 1980
1. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
2. Closer by Joy Division
3. Back In Black by AC/DC
4. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
5. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) by David Bowie
6. The River by Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel III by Peter Gabriel
8. Making Movies by Dire Straits
9. Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
10. Permanent Waves by Rush
11. Crazy Rhythms by The Feelies
12. Pretenders by Pretenders
13. Sandinista! by The Clash
14. Boy by U2
15. Get Happy!! by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
16. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
17. Ace Of Spades by Motörhead
18. Sound Affects by The Jam
19. Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden
20. Dirty Mind by Prince
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