Mind Games (studio album) by John Lennon

Mind Games by John Lennon
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 2,540th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 260 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1973 (54th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (486th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,540th)
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John Lennon bestography

Mind Games is ranked 3rd best out of 20 albums by John Lennon on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by John Lennon is John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band which is ranked number 145 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 12,094.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 260 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 73.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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From 11/20/2018 22:14
It is my third favourite Lennon album. Musically it is his most pop like album, lyrically it is on the weak side. Not on the same level as his first two albums.
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From 09/14/2018 18:27
I like this album. Mind Games and Out of the Blue are two of my favourite Lennon songs. However, I can take a step back and recognise its mediocre overall compared to The Beatles output and his earlier (non experimental) albums. After the poor Some Time in New York City , it’s clear Lennon was trying to win back some of the fans he’d lost. Half the songs are good , half are just average by his high standards.
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From 07/08/2018 21:44
"Mind Games" is as much as an anthem as "Imagine", maybe even better. "Out of the Blue" is another superb and emotional Lennon song. The rest of the album though is just ok.
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80/100
From 05/03/2018 23:43
I don't understand why this is so poorly rated. This is probably my 3rd favorite John Lennon solo album, outside of Plastic Ono Band and Imagine.
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From 10/06/2016 02:32
A couple of good songs (mind games, out the blue, aisumasen and one day), the rest goes from average to a couple of mediocre ones.

On this album one can literally feel the man's stress and how he crawls in self pity.
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40/100
From 09/20/2015 21:12
I am a big john lennon fan but this feels as though he ran out of inspiration. I only like aisumasen which is underated.
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70/100
From 02/07/2015 03:35
Easy to overlook... for good reason.
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75/100
From 11/02/2014 20:04
Not his best album but the title track along with Freda People and Intuition are really good.Out of the Blue and You are Here are better than the rest, but as a whole not a great album.
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From 10/07/2010 13:40
Nothing truly bad here, but just far too many generic slow ballads.

Tight A$ and Meat City are good rockers off the album and they help with the pacing. Bring on the Lucie (Freda People) isn't quite as good as those for me, but it's alright. One Day (At a Time) is probably the best song off the album, and one of John's best songs altogether...really a very pretty song. And Out of the Blue is pretty good, but other than those, nothing else really stands out as Lennon's A-material.
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