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Big Star United States 

The best album by Big Star is #1 Record which is ranked number 434 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 5,720.

Big Star is ranked number 197 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 14,890.

Members who like this artist also like: The Velvet Underground, David Bowie and Neil Young.

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Big Star best albums

The following albums by Big Star are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

Sort byOverall Rank | Number of Charts | Average Rating | Number of Ratings | Release Date | Title
RankAlbumArtist
1.

#1 RecordUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1972Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1972:11Rank Score:5,720
Rank in 1970s107Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  82/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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2.

3rdUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1978Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1978:8Rank Score:4,988
Rank in 1970s125Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  80/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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3.

Radio CityUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1974Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1974:11Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 1970s157Overall Rank:660
Average Rating:  80/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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4.

#1 Record/Radio City
Compilation
United States Big Star
Year of Release:1992Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1992:86Rank Score:373
Rank in 1990s863Overall Rank:4,365
Average Rating:  83/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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5.

In SpaceUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:2005Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 2005:319Rank Score:102
Rank in 2000s2,973Overall Rank:12,089
Average Rating:  72/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Big Star LiveUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:1992Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1992:409Rank Score:39
Rank in 1990s4,559Overall Rank:22,752
Average Rating:  75/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Nothing Can Hurt MeUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:2013Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 2013:867Rank Score:21
Rank in 2010s6,045Overall Rank:28,663
Average Rating:  77/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

Complete Third
Compilation
United States Big Star
Year of Release:2016Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 2016:1,158Rank Score:7
Rank in 2010s10,916Overall Rank:44,259
Average Rating:  76/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Columbia: Live At Missouri University 4/25/93United States Big Star
Year of Release:1993Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1993:840Rank Score:5
Rank in 1990s9,006Overall Rank:48,578
Average Rating:  75/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Big Star StoryUnited States Big Star
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 2003:1,357Rank Score:4
Rank in 2000s13,465Overall Rank:54,730
Average Rating:  74/100 (2 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 197

This may not be a complete discography for Big Star. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Big Star best tracks

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1.Thirteen
(from the album #1 Record)
 90/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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2.Ballad Of El Goodo
(from the album #1 Record)
 88/100 (112 votes)
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3.September Gurls
(from the album Radio City)
 88/100 (86 votes)
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4.I'm In Love With A Girl
(from the album Radio City)
 87/100 (69 votes)
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5.Holocaust
(from the album 3rd)
 87/100 (66 votes)
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6.Kangaroo
(from the album 3rd)
 86/100 (62 votes)
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7.Thank You Friends
(from the album 3rd)
 85/100 (63 votes)
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8.Watch The Sunrise
(from the album #1 Record)
 85/100 (81 votes)
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9.In The Street
(from the album #1 Record)
 84/100 (91 votes)
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10.Back Of A Car
(from the album Radio City)
 84/100 (57 votes)
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11.You Get What You Deserve
(from the album Radio City)
 84/100 (54 votes)
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12.Feel
(from the album #1 Record)
 84/100 (93 votes)
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13.Nightime
(from the album 3rd)
 84/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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14.O My Soul
(from the album Radio City)
 84/100 (56 votes)
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15.When My Baby's Beside Me
(from the album #1 Record)
 83/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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16.My Life Is Right
(from the album #1 Record)
 83/100 (75 votes)
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17.Way Out West
(from the album Radio City)
 83/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.Give Me Another Chance
(from the album #1 Record)
 83/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Take Care
(from the album 3rd)
 82/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Blue Moon
(from the album 3rd)
 82/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Big Star ratings

Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 54 votes)
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80/100
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78/100
 
85/100
01/29/2018 00:07
86/100
 
80/100
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90/100
07/31/2017 18:20
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From flamingyesdept 06/11/2016 21:34
How they created so much incredible music over just 3 albums and 3 years is just astonishing
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From junodog4 01/22/2015 03:59
I think Big Star gets the fair amount of plaudits here... An underrated gem from the 70s, pulling out riffs and hooks from thin air.
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From babyBlueSedan 02/10/2014 04:16
This site rates a lot of artists fairly that other lists seem to underrate. It's a shame then that Big Star isn't more well-respected here. I can't believe none of their albums are in the top 500 - these guys didn't change music, but they were a huge influence of a lot of underground artists. Everything these guys did was gold.

Also, if you enjoy music documentaries, I highly recommend Nothing Can Hurt Me. It paints a great picture of Big Star's failed attempts to reach a larger audience.
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75/100
From Willie24 11/03/2013 15:39
Formed in 1971 by ex- Box Tops Chilton and Bell, Big Star were a truly groundbreaking band who had a significant impact on the course of rock music but achieved no real commercial success. They were the first band to bring together the innovation of the Beatles, the aggression of the Who and merge them with the close harmony sound typified by the Byrds. In the early seventies few bands tried to take the best of pop or light rock forward, most groups taking the ‘heavy’ option. Big Star were one of the few (Badfinger being another example) who tried and succeeded artistically but failed commercially.

Tension in the band, possibly caused by lack of any significant success, led to Bell leaving in 1972 (he was to be killed a car crash in 1978) and the band broke up only to reform in 1974 and released another decent record in Radio City which again failed to score commercially.
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