Hotel California (studio album) by Eagles

Hotel California
Hotel California by Eagles
Year: 1976
Overall rank: 256th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,087 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1976 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1970s (60th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (256th)
Product Details
Availability

eBay
eBay
Eagles Hotel California UK vinyl LP album record K53051 ASYLUM RECORDS 1976
Condition: Used
Time left: 46m 10s
Ships to: Worldwide
£16.95
Go to store

eBay
eBay
Eagles - Hotel California (40th Anniversary Expanded Edition) [CD]
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 1h 15m 19s
Ships to: Worldwide

eBay
eBay
EAGLES Hotel California JAPAN 7" NM WAX P-167Y
Condition: Used
Time left: 1h 23m 41s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

Eagles bestography

Hotel California is ranked as the best album by Eagles.

Eagles album bestography « Higher ranked This album (256th) Lower ranked (1,806th) »
-Hotel CaliforniaOne Of These Nights

Upcoming concerts

Nov
30
Mon
00:00
Hotel California - The Original Eagles Tribute Band
M Resort Spa Casino, Henderson, United States. United States
Tickets from $23.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Nov
30
Mon
00:00
Hotel California - A Salute to The Eagles
Silver Creek Event Center at Four W, New Buffalo, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Oct
31
Sat
19:15
Star Spangled Summer: ALTER EAGLES - The Eagles Tribute
Oceanfront Bandshell, Daytona Beach, United States. United States
Tickets from $2.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Hotel California on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Hotel California track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
4.
Rating: 82 (185 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 80 (183 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Hotel California rankings

Hotel California collection

Hotel California ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 1,087 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,087 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
30/100
 Report rating
34 hours ago DommeDamian  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 99667/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
10/16/2020 18:00 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,29861/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
10/10/2020 19:57 DavideBerna  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 18480/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
10/09/2020 00:43 Moondance  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,50471/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
10/06/2020 04:44 wordnat  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 72876/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 74.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.8.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Hotel California comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 60 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
80/100
From 09/23/2020 12:29
It's a really good album, but I think it has become a little overrated. The title track, "New Kid in Town" and "Life on the Fast Line" are fantastic songs, but the rest of the album isn't as special. Eagles for me were always a singles band - listen to their greatest hits post-1977 and you are all good to go. That's not bad - they made some damn great music.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 07/06/2020 16:36
The song Hotel California is a Masterpiece. Rating (82.22)
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
60/100
From 06/07/2020 11:24
A little cheesy, but mostly just boring. I rarely get bored by rock music, but this is dull a lot of the time. Not most of the time, but too much of the time, with few really melodic hooks.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 05/30/2020 09:45
Fav. Tracks: Hotel California, Wasted Time.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 08/15/2019 03:44
I keep hearing from posters on many albums (not just this one) that seem to think that because an album is popular (especially on classic rock radio stations) that it is "overplayed" and therefore we should subtract points from the album. If this is truly the case, then "Who's Next", "Led Zeppelin IV" and "Boston" should be ranked at the bottom of every listing.

Rubbish, I say!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +6 votes (6 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 08/14/2019 21:48
This comment is beneath your viewing threshold.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -3 votes (0 helpful | 3 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 06/25/2019 14:30
90/100

One of the most overrated bands, but this is a goood album
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 04/08/2019 13:11
The title track "Hotel California" (one of the best songs ever written) also has some of the finest solos and fills ever recorded on electric guitar, the recording quality of the album is superb, and even listening to the first cd mastering done (I do not have a version in vinyl or sacd), the instruments and voices are very defined, besides the title track there are sublime ballads like "New Kids in Town" and "Try and Love Again" (with sweet guitar tones Gretsh), sticky riffs of "Life in the Fast Lane" and "Victim of Love" leave no forget that also is a rock album, the vocals of "Wasted Time" and the beautiful string arrangement on "Wasted Time (Reprise)" are the basis for the perfect melody, "The Last Resort" full of variation and dynamics closes the album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 02/15/2019 07:05
Their best!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 01/09/2019 17:44
Overplayed and overrated, but still home to some great songs. Going against the grain, my faves are the deep cuts Victim of Love and Wasted Years along with New Kid in Town.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Hotel California

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
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. The Modern Lovers by The Modern Lovers
8. Desire by Bob Dylan
9. A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
10. A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra
11. Hejira by Joni Mitchell
12. Rising by Rainbow
13. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
14. Rocks by Aerosmith
15. A Day At The Races by Queen
16. Zombie by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
17. The Royal Scam by Steely Dan
18. Oxygène by Jean Michel Jarre
19. Arrival by ABBA
20. Moonmadness by Camel
Back to Top