Running On Empty (studio album) by Jackson Browne

Running On Empty
Running On Empty by Jackson Browne
Year: 1977
Overall rank: 1,766th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 166 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1977 (35th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (346th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,766th)
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JACKSON BROWNE Running On Empty SHRINK EX Vintage '77 LP ASYLUM 6E-113 w/ Insert
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Running on Empty by Jackson Browne (CD, Jan-2003, Elektra (Label))
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Jackson Browne - Running On Empty LP VG+ 6E-113 1977 USA Vinyl Record
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Jackson Browne bestography

Running On Empty is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Jackson Browne on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jackson Browne is Late For The Sky which is ranked number 1354 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,318.

Jackson Browne album bestography « Higher ranked (1,354th) This album (1,766th) Lower ranked (3,059th) »
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James Taylor w/ Jackson Browne
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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: 
76/100 (from 166 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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70/100
From 07/02/2016 19:32
A live album of new material. It's an enjoyable record, but there's nothing spectacular here. It's all very competent and enjoyable, but it's hardly, late for the sky, but it's passable.
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80/100
From 01/30/2015 11:17
I love this album, maybe because it was one of the first "good" albums I liked when I was small and my parents had it on their car. It is a mixture of country, folk and pop rock in which a very talented artist with good musicians play this album (all unrealeased songs to that date) live. I tend to like studio albums but it's true that thanks to them playing live you can hear the musicians cope together, the audience's reaction... and you sort of get into those 1977 concerts. My favourite part is the blending of the last two tracks (Load Out/Stay) into one upbeat, heartfelt and musically varied song.

Reading the previous comments, it seems that I am not the only one who enjoys playing this album on the car :P
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95/100
From 11/05/2014 03:40
The quintessential road album. If your stuck on a long drive and the radio is boring the shit out of you I play this. A tatty old CD is in my glove box of the car and that is where it stays. A great album and Brownes and it's a live one. Am I suggesting that this is the best live album ever mmmm it certainly isn't but it does earn it's place in my music collection
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From 09/22/2013 17:19
Contains two of his standards: "Running on Empty" and "The Load Out / Stay."
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From 12/27/2012 01:53
I normally dislike live albums but this is one of the few great ones. Listening to this is like taking a journey. I once drove from Indiana to Texas with no radio but an 8-track tape player (I know my age is showing) and a copy of Running on Empty. I listened to it all the way there and back and didn't tire of it.
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85/100
From 09/29/2012 03:42
A gorgeous, all but forgotten album of road songs. I've had this in and out of my top 100 and I'm not sure I'm justified in dropping it. It's criticized for being self-indulgent but eff that. There are gorgeous, gorgeous songs here including The Road, Load Out/Stay, Rosie, the titler... and the rest is not a bad song in the bunch.
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90/100
From 07/24/2010 23:11
First Jackson Browne album I listened to, my second favourite by him
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From 07/24/2010 21:25
It is ironic that the song that propelled this album into an 8 million seller was the one song he didn't write (Stay)...My fav is "the Road"
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From 12/23/2009 02:52
I don't know what more I could ask from an album. It's enjoyable, interesting and honest. Every track is good.
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