Days Of Future Passed (studio album) by The Moody Blues

Days Of Future Passed
Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 350th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 20 albums of 1967 (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (47th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (350th)
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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 80.2/100, a mean average of 79.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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75/100
From 09/26/2020 22:54
'The Afternoon', and 'The Night' are absolutely fantastic, but the rest of the songs are generally between good and great. A pretty great album overall.
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From 06/28/2020 21:38
Days of Future Passed contains most of the elements of progressive rock, but doesn’t really feel like prog rock. The reason, in my opinion, is because all of these aspects are separated and never seem to combine properly. It’s got the psychedelic, the symphonic, some sprinkling of jazz and folk, it's even a concept album. The songwriting, nevertheless, is grand and exceptional. This must have been quite the undertaking to write and record back in the day, especially for a beat band.
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90/100
From 02/09/2020 07:00
the best blind purchase I've ever made.
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80/100
From 07/27/2019 13:35
stunning and thoughtful orchestral arrangements, paired with clean psych pop hooks. Just wish both were synthesized together more fluidly
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From 04/13/2019 21:49
I'm happy to see so much support for the Moodies and this album. It'd have to be one of my favourite concept albums and I think it get's especially exciting at side 2, "Twilight Time" being a real climax for me, though the finish of "Nights in White Satin" is great too(co-written by composer/conductor Peter Knight). Someone mentioned "Signed D.C." from Love's first album(Mar. 1966), I too compared it to "Nights in White Satin" when I first heard it, there's a fair chance Justin Hayward was aware of this song when he wrote his.
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85/100
From 03/15/2019 10:32
This album has one of the more interesting back stories in modern music

Broke and without commercial success at the beginning of 1967 The Moody Blues were close to rock bottom . Luckily for them label Decca had experimented with stereophonic sound for classical recordings, and hoped to capture the pop market in the same way, by interweaving classical recordings with the group's interpretation of the same music. Instead, the band decided to focus on an album based on an original stage show that they'd been working on, and mix that with classical arrangements of those songs. Keyboardist Mike Pinder had purchased a Mellotron, and had written a song, "Dawn Is A Feeling" as a starting point for a concept piece about a day in the life of everyday man. The rest as they say is history with the album and associated singles garnering moderate success in the UK in 67 and 68 . And that is that ? No .....

Fast forward 5 years , yes 5 years , and in 1972 the album and singles chart AGAIN only this time on a massive scale with 'Days of Future Passed' and "Nights in White Satin" both reaching number 2 in the US and top 10 UK and around the globe. Truly remarkable

I've seen it written that this album is perfect and it's hard to disagree with not one but 2 perfect 100/100 tracks in "The Afternoon" and "Nights..."

This album is amazing top to bottom
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From 02/19/2019 01:10
The future has passed but the album is timeles, a fantastic trip to a world of wonderful sounds and orchestrations.
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90/100
From 01/16/2019 15:52
The first, and probably best, of the Moodys' prog rock albums. Few of the tracks stand alone (Tuesday Afternoon and Nights In White Satin were released as singles) but, taken as an entire concept, it was years ahead of its time, and a portent of good things to come. A must-have for late 60's aficionados.
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95/100
From 01/09/2019 20:12
A fantastic album, way ahead of its time and sadly overshadowed by other releases at a time when music was in a period of constant creativity and evolution. More 'radio friendly' and popular bands (also fantastic in their own right) tended to steal the show. The musicianship on this album is stunning and listening to it from end to end is an absolute aural therapy session!
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From 01/02/2018 18:10
Fantastic album but it stands so low in its year of issue because its year of issue was 1967 arguably the greatest year for album releases in history. this is a classic and truly great record though.
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
9. Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
17. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
20. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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