Eliminator (studio album) by ZZ Top

Eliminator by ZZ Top
Year: 1983
Overall rank: 1,066th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 331 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1983 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (164th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,066th)
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 331 votes)
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05/08/2022 03:41 DanRoma47  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 46582/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.0/100, a mean average of 74.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.8.

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80/100
From 01/28/2022 05:29
4 bangers and the rest of the album is kinda samey rockers with nothing special to offer.
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75/100
From 01/03/2022 16:54
down to earth straight-ahead rock and roll
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40/100
From 11/26/2020 13:46
One of the key rock albums of the early 80's, "Eliminator" was vital in ushering in an era of phony rock cheesiness, glitz, glamor, and most importantly, style over substance. The soul of ZZ Top can still be heard if you listen hard enough, but it's bloated with the excess of sound that would become the style of the times.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 07/22/2019 15:26
Favorite Tracks:Bad Girl
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60/100
From 01/02/2019 04:16
Slick overproduced faux ZZ. It's not quite a complete abandonment of all that was right and holy about ZZ Top, but close.
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70/100
From 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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75/100
From 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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Rating:  
80/100
From 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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Rating:  
80/100
From 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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75/100
From 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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