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Elvis Presley (album) by Elvis Presley 

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Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley (1956)
Overall rank: 419th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 569 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 1956 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 1950s (5th)
Top 500 albums of all time (419th)

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ELVIS PRESLEY-MAHALO FROM ELVIS 1978 PICKWICK RECORDS LP ACL 7064 EXC. VG+
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Elvis Presley That's The Way It Is Japanese Boxed LP 1972 SX-201
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 THE ELVIS PRESLEY STORY DML 5-0263 1977 - Shrink wrapped but opened
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Elvis Presley bestography

Elvis Presley is ranked as the best album by Elvis Presley.

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 569 votes)
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80/100
02/06/2019 22:53
75/100
 
90/100
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From VictorVale 01/04/2019 19:23
O rei do rock e de uma geração inteira.
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70/100
From titansaurs28 07/27/2018 01:39
While Elvis's charisma adds a lot to the album, it can't hide its nature as series of covers sown together.
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75/100
From JimagineL 02/21/2018 15:30
A spetacular debut album, from one of the icons that started the Rock N' Roll mania, although I don't recognize It as much for Elvis not being a composer.
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From garycottier 05/31/2016 23:26
A hotchpotch of newly recorded RCA tracks and some songs cut with Sam Phillips at Sun. It's full of fantastic vocal performances, these are the one's that make Elvis Presley one of the greatest and probably most important vocalists ever. Some excellent songs in, trying to get to you, and, blue suede shoes, but in truth, as an album it is incredibly uneven and inconsistent. Still, no one can argue with the importance of this significant collection of songs.
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100/100
From Coconut 04/04/2016 16:17
This is not his best album but it is definitely his most important. It introduced a whole new sound to kids that had never heard anything like it before. The main stream starting point to all the permeations of Rock to come.
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From spinout 01/25/2016 20:07
This is the first rock 'n' roll album ever! They could've made it more rock 'n' roll though. That said, it's still brilliant listening.
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From exileonthehell 06/29/2015 01:16
I think tis album doesnt deserves that overall place. It needs to stand next to the velvet underground or the zombies. Great Album
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From speedy 08/06/2014 02:22
this album maybe the first rock and roll album that had a sound.
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From Mack1212 08/02/2014 23:25
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From swhaze 04/25/2014 14:30
There has been so much written about this music down through the years, I don't know if I have anything really original to add. What I do want to point out is how amazing the sound is. You know this stuff in your gut. Here's to a job very well done.
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