Phaedra (studio album) by Tangerine Dream

Phaedra
Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 1,041st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 284 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (228th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,041st)

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Phaedra is ranked as the best album by Tangerine Dream.

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Phaedra 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: 
80/100 (from 284 votes)
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05/06/2021 00:49 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,26274/100
 
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05/05/2021 10:11 DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,62963/100
 
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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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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From 11/24/2020 12:22
Superb early ambient space rock that sounds as fresh today as it did back in 1974. Can't really believe it's that old.
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From 09/20/2020 22:47
It's wild to listen to this and know it was made in 1974. Sounds very ahead of its time
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From 03/11/2020 01:45
This album is so unique. One of the best albums from 1974 and Tangerine Dream´s best.
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From 08/16/2019 00:25
Favorite Tracks:Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares
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From 08/07/2019 12:29
Still think Zeit is their best work, but this is pretty incredible early ambient music
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85/100
From 12/01/2018 10:16
From another world, even now in 2018. Some really eerie use of Mellotron and the first album where the Moog Modular carved out those hypnotic bass sequences. A meditation in sound.
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From 10/21/2018 01:09
You're the first person to have landed on a cold, uninhabited planet.
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90/100
From 06/09/2018 21:58
This milestone 1974 Krautrock recording achieved unexpected commercial success, inadvertently kickstarting the then fledgling career of Richard Branson who would go on become a world leader in sycophancy and tax avoidance.
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95/100
From 04/11/2018 01:02
I could see why people are saying it hasn't aged as gracefully. But to me this is excellent. A cold and spacious record that will set the blueprint for decades to come.
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65/100
From 09/11/2017 23:38
It may be influential, but it has not aged well. Zeit is far superior in my opinion.
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Best Albums of 1974
1. Red by King Crimson
2. On The Beach by Neil Young
3. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
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. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
9. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
10. Queen II by Queen
11. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
12. Mirage by Camel
13. Radio City by Big Star
14. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
15. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
16. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
17. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
18. Phaedra by Tangerine Dream
19. Kimono My House by Sparks
20. Country Life by Roxy Music
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