Hotel California (studio album) by Eagles

Hotel California by Eagles
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 258th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,206 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1976 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (62nd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (258th)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,206 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.1/100, a mean average of 74.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.8.

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75/100
From 01/30/2024 19:04
I'm not a great fan of the title track, maybe I've heard it too much. But I do love Last Resort, Try And Love Again and Wasted Time. Overall a very good album but with a couple of throwaway bits.
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40/100
From 11/03/2023 02:39
One of the most overrated albums ever.

The track-list for this record is, for me, three really good songs (including of course one of rock’s absolute classics) and then just a whole bunch of diet-pop syrup that genuinely leaves me pretty bored.

I feel little to no sincerity in the ballads and find myself wishing the record would find its way out of that mode once it’s begun. While the arrangements are often pretty nice, they are also often not anything special.

And oh yeah, I nearly forgot to add that Don Henley’s presence is generally off-putting to me. On this album he tries to come off as the MVP but, for my ears, he is the biggest culprit for it sounding mostly like a nothing-burger.

I really don’t see the argument for Hotel California being a top 250 album on this site and near the top 100 of Rolling Stone’s list.
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70/100
From 04/10/2023 22:24
The Eagles were at the top of their game when they made this album, and it shows.
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5/100
From 03/06/2023 06:42
The worst album of 1976 year. Album for pensioners
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80/100
From 02/26/2023 13:36
A great first half is let down by an underwhelming second half that could be skipped and you would only really miss the closing track. There is no denying the quality that is on the first side however with the title track being a titan of rock music. They just seemed to get stuck in this ballad style of music and it makes this record really drag. Track 7 and 8 are the worst offenders of this as there is no reason to listen to these songs at all. Despite this, I always have a great time listening to this album and it is thoroughly enjoyable to experience time and time again. Overall, there are some highlights on here and the record is great but it isn't up to the standards some people hold it to.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:38
Great record
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Rating:  
80/100
From 07/19/2022 20:00
Album Rating: 77.78
(700/9)

1.Hotel California. 94
2.New Kid In Town. 72
3.Life In The Fast Lane 60
4.Wasted Time. 77
5.Wasted Time (Reprise). 76
6.Victim Of Love. 73
7.Pretty Maids All In A Row. 67
8.Try And Love Again. 76
9.The Last Resort. 85
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65/100
From 05/16/2022 15:03
It’s difficult to make a nine song album feel bloated, but the Eagles accomplished it here. The way-too-long “Hotel California” (favorite song of quasi-artistic 10th grade girls for decades) and an actual reprise (wtf?).

I guess the album has a theme (drugs are bad, don’t trash the planet) but it sure ain’t as deep as the band thinks it is. If you like trite soft rock, this is the record for you!
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Rating:  
80/100
From 04/16/2022 16:59
This album has this one great track which is Hotel California and the rest of it suffers being compared to this one, because they can't come close to it. But there are some other good tracks on here, however I think it's overrated some albums that are lower ranked in 1976 are better.
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From 03/24/2022 23:06
Classic album. The Last Resort is my favourite track.
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Best Albums of 1976
1. Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder
2. Station To Station by David Bowie
3. Ramones by Ramones
4. Hotel California by Eagles
5. Boston by Boston
6. 2112 by Rush
7. Desire by Bob Dylan
8. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
9. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
10. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
11. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
12. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
13. Rising by Rainbow (UK)
14. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
15. A Day At The Races by Queen
16. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
17. Rocks by Aerosmith
18. África Brasil by Jorge Ben
19. Moonmadness by Camel
20. Wind & Wuthering by Genesis
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