Idlewild South (studio album) by The Allman Brothers Band

Idlewild South by The Allman Brothers Band
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 2,093rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 182 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1970 (48th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (401st)
Award Best albums of all time (2,093rd)
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The Allman Brothers Band bestography

Idlewild South is ranked 4th best out of 52 albums by The Allman Brothers Band on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Allman Brothers Band is At Fillmore East which is ranked number 426 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,252.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 182 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 79.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.7.

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From 04/19/2018 05:20
This album benefits from stronger writing than the first one, and the musical talent is unbelievable. It's terrific all the way through. Also, this happens to be a great album to play on a road trip if you ever get the chance.
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From 09/22/2013 19:34
This would've been a great record if it wasn't for the totally forgettable last two tracks. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" is an incredible highlight here, along with the bluesy "Don't Keep me Wonderin'" and the radio friendly "Midnight Rider."
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From 01/28/2012 21:46
The best studio album they made with Duane. It shows the versatility of the two lead guitar attack and Greg's soulful singing. Midnight Rider is one of the best ever songs.
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From 07/24/2011 21:38
Good stuff. Really liked the guitars on this one. Very experienced players!
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From 12/31/2010 15:48
A great and underrated piece of work. Would rate higher if it weren't the length of an EP at barely 30 minutes. Dicky Betts gets his wings as a songwriter here, and the band shows nice growth from their debut effort.
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