Nightclubbing (studio album) by Grace Jones

Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,583rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 176 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (245th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,583rd)

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Nightclubbing is ranked as the best album by Grace Jones.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 176 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 79.4/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.5.

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75/100
From 04/01/2021 01:32
Sounds amazing, great band and production (and vocals obviously), but its so slow - sends me into a stupor instead of up on the dance floor. Ironic for a album called Nightclubbing it makes you more likely to sit on a couch and nod your head. Quite a lot of filler as well. 'I've Seen That Face Before' and 'Demolition Man' are highlights for me.
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80/100
From 02/28/2021 14:32
Bem experimental esse post-disco. Brinca com ritmo eletrĂ´nicos e latinos.
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From 09/09/2020 01:08
Great album. Very top heavy but still worthy of a full listen. A style and sound of her own makes Grace Jones one you pull out regularly and this is the album with her two most well known songs on it.
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85/100
From 04/25/2020 14:41
The best Grace Jones album includes Walking In The Rain & Pull Up To The Bumper two of her best ever vocals. Backed by Sly & Robbie this album has had an influence on such diverse acts as Lady Gaga, Grimes, LCD Soundsystem & Massive Attack. Described as New Wave it is now recognised as one of the first in the Art Pop genre.
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85/100
From 03/05/2017 23:28
An essential piece of post-disco and art pop. For an album that is essentially a collection of covers, it feels incredibly personal and cohesive, combining excellent variation within its sound with brilliant execution and good structure.

Jones cements herself here as one of the most interesting artists of the 1980s with her rich blend of dub and disco beats that underlay new wave-inspired synth and dance melodies. Balancing the slick sexiness of Pull Up To The Bumper with the minute vulnerability of I've Done It Again and making room for the effortless suaveness of I've Seen That Face Before and the dark, 4-in-the-morning feel of Nightclubbing, she manages to find and fully explore an incredibly unique sound that she totally owns, despite having only one truly original song on the tracklist.

That lack of originality doesn't matter though. What matters is the image that is projected by Jones on this album: her potent mix of hyper-androgyny, rich lustiness and cool, sharp sound is both irresistible and sublime.

An excellent album that proudly stands alone from its contemporaries much like Jones herself.
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90/100
From 07/02/2016 19:43
A great dance pop album. Funky grooves over great little songs make this album a classic of it's kind. Pull up to the bumper, is a brilliant dance track. Full of attitude and totally infectious.
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80/100
From 09/14/2015 20:23
A pretty cool album. Great sound
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