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Eliminator (album) by ZZ Top 

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Eliminator
Eliminator by ZZ Top (1983)
Overall rank: 1,230th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 235 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1983 (20th)
Top albums of the 1980s (197th)
Best albums of all time (1,230th)

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 235 votes)
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10/16/2018 14:54
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70/100
From nocturnaldelight 09/06/2018 18:58
ZZ Top acending to the top of their carreer with a mix between blues and rock. This album contains the top hits "Sharp Dressed Man", "Gimme All Your Lovin" and "Legs". 9 good songs from 11 tracks provide a good listening experience. (album rating: 68,64 %)
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From Junomoogmello 12/16/2017 10:04
Great hard diving rock from Texas. Flow of tracks is excellent, particularly the first three on side 1. The three guys create a big sound considering the year of release, although no reference is made to synths on the sleeve notes they are being used quite minimalistically, possibly controlled by a bass pedal board. Difficult to listen to this without getting off your ass and moving to that driving beat! Sharp Dressed Man and Legs are my top tracks.
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From poppmusic 01/20/2017 20:56
Combining the monotonous, repetitive beats of New Wave and the vapid sexism of hair metal, this corporate sellout drudge...

...is ZZ Top's best album and irresistibly fun to listen to.
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80/100
From garycottier 07/02/2016 19:49
ZZ top's most successful record. It really is all very enjoyable, with, gimme all your lovin', sharp dressed man, and, legs, the standouts. Good time rock'n'roll boogie with a contemporary edge. Good stuff.
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From Garyf1972 05/25/2016 18:39
Non stop rock filler sounds like an AcDc album with some blues thrown in I like it.
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80/100
From Rich150 05/17/2016 20:26
My introduction to ZZ Top so the change in style mentioned in previous comments isn't a problem for me. Good, catchy, rock 'n' roll. Love it! I chose Gimme All Your Lovin as the tracl to listen to on the rock 'n' rollercoaster at Universal , Orlando!!!!!
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90/100
From spinout 02/12/2016 20:46
Great videos to go with it.
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From mtr1979 07/14/2015 16:50
Not the ZZ Top I listened to in my youth in the 1970s. Seems top-heavy to me, with a fair amount of filler. I prefer the bluesier ZZ Top.
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From travelful 06/18/2015 20:28
Full of great songs. I love the way these guys carry themselves.
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From gtroda 09/16/2014 02:54
Best Tracks: Sharp Dressed Man, Gimme All Your Lovin', Legs
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