Nightclubbing (studio album) by Grace Jones
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Nightclubbing is ranked as the best album by Grace Jones.
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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 79.5/100, a mean average of 79.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
A pretty cool album. Great sound
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