Buddy Holly (studio album) by Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 800th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 231 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1958 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (20th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (800th)
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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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79/100 (from 231 votes)
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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 79.1/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.4.

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From 01/08/2022 15:39
Obviously I had heard of Buddy Holly and his main tracks - but only got this album to listen to in last year or so. I knew I would like it based on what I had already heard. And I did like it - I think Rave On shows a great maturity and the future and development of Rock without the Roll
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From 11/11/2021 17:07
SO crazy to think that this is the last music Buddy Holly would ever record.
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From 10/03/2021 19:16
In hopes of doubling their airplay, the Crickets' second album was titled Buddy Holly and released on the Coral label. The only difference is the absence of backing vocals, but that's it. It's a Crickets record, another classic, and the last Crickets album before Holly's death. The Crickets would record and tour until 2016 but they would never have the impact they had with Holly.

It's funny that a small guitar band from Texas continue to be so influential. Guitar groups were around before this, but The Crickets had all the elements: Pop melodies and structures, cheery harmonies, love and heartbreak, and catchy riffs. It is the prototype for rock n' roll.

Track Pick: Every Day
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From 10/29/2020 18:25
Grande obra de rock. Ecoou por gerações!
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From 09/23/2020 21:04
'Peggy Sue', 'Rave On', 'Words of Love' and 'Everyday' are some fantastic highlights here. Overall, this album has some peaks and valleys, but ends up as a pretty good record overall.
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From 08/14/2019 19:49
Awesome, loved this.

Favorites: Peggy Sue, Everyday.
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From 06/19/2018 20:13
Such a good collection of songs it could pose as a Greatest hits.
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From 06/24/2017 07:02
Unlike some user's comments here, this was not influenced by the Beatles as it came out before their records in 1958. This is one of the first classic rock albums. An amazing vocal performer and songwriter.
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From 03/05/2017 22:42
A major classic, used to be one of my favorites
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From 08/09/2016 00:06
Favoritas: Everyday, Peggy Sue, Words Of Love
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