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Eliminator (album) by ZZ Top

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Eliminator
Eliminator by ZZ Top (1983)
Overall rank: 1,194th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 251 votes)
  Ratings distribution
Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1983 (19th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (191st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,194th)

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ZZ TOP Eliminator R 134129 Vinyl Record Gimme All Your Lovin Sharp Dressed Man
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Zz top eliminator vinyl
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ZZ TOP Eliminator 1983 UK VINYL LP + INNER EXCELLENT CONDITION G
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ZZ Top bestography

Eliminator is ranked as the best album by ZZ Top.

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 251 votes)
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75/100
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75/100
03/14/2019 22:10
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Rating:  
60/100
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
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
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
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
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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Rating:  
70/100
Non stop rock filler sounds like an AcDc album with some blues thrown in I like it.
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80/100
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
Great videos to go with it.
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75/100
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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Full of great songs. I love the way these guys carry themselves.
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