Rickie Lee Jones (studio album) by Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones by Rickie Lee Jones
Year: 1979
Overall rank: 3,087th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 97 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1979 (55th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (570th)
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Rickie Lee Jones is ranked 2nd best out of 18 albums by Rickie Lee Jones on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Rickie Lee Jones is Pirates which is ranked number 2592 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 603.

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This album is rated in the top 25% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.5/100, a mean average of 73.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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From 03/20/2018 21:26
One of the greatest debut albums, albums of the '70's, hell, all time. Adore it.
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From 06/04/2016 16:32
A totally underrated album. Rickie Lee Jones' debut record is a wonderfully inventive and original LP. There are wonderful songs here in, easy money, last chance Texaco, and, Coolsville. Hints of her then boyfriend Tom Waits here, especially lyrically, and mutual friend Chuck E Weiss is celebrated in, Chuck E's in love, which was a massive hit in the states. Rickie Lee Jones is vastly underrated, if you don't know this album, check it out.
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From 04/07/2016 13:16
I love this album one of the best debut albums of all time. Apart from Chuck E's In Love the album is full of great observations of love & life including Young Blood, Last Chance Texaco, Danny's All Star Joint and Company. Her voice has a jazzy rock appeal, She reminds me of Tom Waits, emotional yet sometimes funny. This is still one of my favourite albums of all time it has never aged.
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From 08/23/2011 13:10
love RLJ, this was her first album and even in 1979, "Chuck E's..." was a top 10 hit on top 40 radio...I like most of her albums, fav songs are "We belong together", 'last chance Texaco", "Jukebox fury", "Living it up", "Chuck E's in love"
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From 07/31/2011 17:35
'Rickie Lee Jones' is a bold dissection of the moral landscape of the US fluctuating between physical and spiritual sobriety and intoxication. Jones is both visionary and romantic while singing about the alienated and neurotic life in the city. Meanwhile, the backing band tinged her ballads with nocturnal rhythm'n'blues and jazz, coining an intellectual variant of late-hours lounge-music.
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